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Sociology of Health and Illness: Home

Sociology 251 - Professor: Kat Thomson - Librarian: Leanne Pander


Poster for a mental health campaign supported by John F. Kennedy, 20th century (Bridgeman Education)

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The Library Research Guide for Sociology will be useful for finding additional resources for this class.

Library Catalogs

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Find Books

Start on the Library Gateway and search one of the following catalogs. You may set the Bowdoin catalog as the default on your own computer instead of CBBcat if you wish.  

CBBcat-  combined catalog of the Bowdoin, Bates and Colby Libraries. This is the default catalog, set to search by Keyword.

Bowdoin College Library Catalog - books, journals, dvd's, government documents, etc. in Bowdoin's library. Easier to search for specific known works by title, author or subject heading.

NExpress - combined catalog of Bowdoin, Bates, Colby, Wellesley, Williams, Middlebury, and Northeastern. Requests take 2-3 days.

MaineCat  - combined catalog for all the libraries in the State, including the University of Maine, the Maine State Library, and hundreds of public libraries. Requests take 2-5 days.

In the catalogs above, you can begin looking for your topic with a keyword search or a subject search. For a subject search, here are examples of subject headings relating to public health:

Public Health--United States
AIDS (Disease)--Social Aspects
Medical Care
Social Medicine
Maternal and Infant Welfare

Subject Guide

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Beth Hoppe
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ASA Style

ASA Style Guide
This brief guide, based on American Sociological Association guidelines, was created by California State University. It presents a summary of manuscript format requirements and examples of citations in text and references.
ASA Style Guide,  [print] 4th ed, American Sociological Association, 2010.  This is the complete style guide of the American Sociological Association; it's held at the Reference Desk.

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