Date of Award

Spring 1964

Document Type



Sociology & Anthropology

First Advisor

Rev. John O'Connor


The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the sociological literature in the Carroll College Library. An evaluation was made as to content, the number of books available, topics covered, and recency of publication.

In the analysis all books in the field of sociology and related areas, such as anthropology and social psychology, were categorized. This was done by using the shelf and card lists of the library. Those books taken from the shelf list are listed in this paper according to Dewey Decimal Slumber. Those taken from the card list are listed according to author and subject heading. After the listing was completed, recommendations for additional material were made. Those recommendations were made on the basis of author, publication date, and appropriateness of subject matter in relation to courses offered in sociology at Carroll College.