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Using the Library’s Catalogs
CATNYP is the online catalog of The New York Public Library’s research collections. It is easily accessible via the Internet at http://catnyp.nypl.org. For general instructions on using CATNYP, please consult Using the Library's Online Catalog. The following information is specific to the subject of sociology.
CATNYP allows searching by author, title, keyword, and subject. A keyword
search is recommended, and the catalog defaults to this option.
Works by and about prominent sociologists can be found by searching their names in the author and/or subject fields, entering the last name first:
When performing a multiple word search, be sure to use the word "and" between each term:
sociology and crime
After retrieving the results of a keyword search, the researcher is advised
to examine the subject headings listed in the entry. Clicking on the appropriate
subject heading will bring up titles specifically linked to that topic.