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Social Sciences: Books

Web sites, books, and journal articles for your social sciences coursework.

About this page

This page provides tips for finding books on the social sciences.

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If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to the RTC Library, call us at (425) 235-2331, or email us at We'll be glad to help!

Finding Books

Use the box below to search the RTC Library Catalog for books, videos, DVDs, and journal titles.



Some Sample Searches:

Students in sociology or history classes sometimes search these topics in the RTC Library Catalog:

Biographies of Scientists

The US Constitution

History of (add in a specific topic for more specific results)

Sociology of (add in a specific topic for more specific results)

History of Sociology

History of Manufacturing

Sociology, History, and Colonialism



For electronic books (eBooks) that you can search and download anywhere from the web, go to the RTC Library Online Database page and click on EBSCO Community College eBook Collection. There you will find over 47,000 books on all topics. (You can also search for these and other  eBooks in the RTC Library Catalog, just look for and click on the words "Full text available".) You will need to log-in with your RTC credentials if you are off-campus.