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SOC 330: Media & Society

Selected resources and research tools for SOC 330.

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A - E 2nd floor
F - N 3rd floor
P 4th floor
Q - Z 3rd floor

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Remember - if we don't have an article or a book at Stony Brook that you need, you can order it free of charge through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

We will request a copy from another library.

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Note: Textbooks are not available through this service.

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Subject Headings

Did you know that in addition to using a keyword search to find material you can also use a subject heading search to find material that a keyword search might miss?

On the library catalog basic search page use the drop down menu  to change the search from Keyword Anywhere to Subject Keywords.

Or once you find an book that looks promising check the subject headings that the item is tagged with. Click on the subject heading and proceed to find all the material in the catalog with that subject heading.

You can also use subject searches when searching for articles in databases. You can even combine keyword and subject searches in one query to get very focused results.

Examples of subject headings that might be helpful for this class:


  • Mass media > Social aspects > United States. 
    Mass media > Political aspects > United States.
  • African Americans and mass media. 
    Mass media and race relations > United States. 
    African Americans in mass media. 
    African American press. 
    Mass media > Social aspects > United States. 
    United States > Race relations. 
  • Terrorism and mass media. 
    War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, in mass media.
  • Mass media and women. 
    Women in mass media. 
    Feminism and mass media. 
  • Video games > Social aspects. 
    Computer games > Social aspects. 
    Online social networks. 
    Video gamers. 
  • YouTube (Electronic resource) 
    Online social networks > Social aspects. 
    Internet > Social aspects. 
    Information society. 

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