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Welcome to the Sociology Subject Guide

A range of Library Research Guides have been designed by Librarians to assist students studying here at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

It is my professional pleasure as the Liaison Librarian for SOCIOLOGY to design this research guide which contains resources  specifically chosen for their usefulness to students studying SOCIOLOGY at the USP.

My advice to you is that you use this guide to gain maximum benefit from the Library which the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon (2011) described as follows `A library is not just a building full of books. It is a garden to cultivate individuals'.



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Using this Guide to Help with your Research

As a student studying sociology, this guide will help you with course assignments, research projects, group discussions, debates, presentations and the many other activities that are part of your studies.

The Getting Started tab gives an overview of the steps you can take when researching for an assignment in the University of the South Pacific Library. The following tabs cover the resources in more detail.

Use the other tabs along the top edge of this box to locate Reference books, Books, Journal articles and websites.

If you encounter problems, the Library offers assistance in a number of ways:

(i) the Library's Information Desk where trained library staff are located;

(ii) the Library's Information Research Skills (IRS) programme managed by professionally trained librarians who teach students and staff to use the wide range of electronic resources subscribed to by the LIbrary. Send an email to or call 3232287 or simply ask at the Information Desk.

If you don't know, save time and ask!


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