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SOSC 13300: Social Science Inquiry

A guide fors students in Elizabeth Williamson's Social Science Inquiry section (Spring 2016)

Getting Started

Finding Books at the Library

To locate books in the University of Chicago Library's collections, go to the Catalog under "Search" on the Library's website.Below is a short video which provides search tips.

Not finding the books you'd like? Ask a Librarian for help!

Finding Books at Other Libraries

If the University of Chicago doesn't have the book that you need, you can use these services:

If these services do not have what you need, try one of our other lending services.

FAQs About Books

What floor is my book on?
Click on "Map/Guide" in the catalog record, or use the call number guides posted in each library.

What should I do if a book is not on the shelf?
Click on "Not on the Shelf?" in the catalog record and place a search.

How many books can I check out?
You may check out as many as you like. 

When are they due?
All items are due on June 24th. Please return your books before leaving campus!

Where do I check out books?
At the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the 1st Floor.  Bring your ID!

What if the book is checked out?
Use UBorrow or Borrow Direct to request the book from another library.

My book has been recalled. What does this mean?

The Library allows for people to recall checked out books from other users. You will be given a new due date for the book.  Please return recalls promptly, as fines are very high. Help the Library prevent recalls by using UBorrow or Borrow Direct if a book is checked out!