Social Sciences

Welcome to the Social Sciences Subject Guide

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study, researches, approaches and practices in the field of social sciences (Organisational Networking in Social Sciences, Social Sciences Perspectives, Social Sciences in Developing Countries, Social Sciences Empowerment).

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.


E-Books   Subject Call Numbers 

Many e-books in the Library's collection are listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using
the e-Books collection websites.

  • Science Direct e-Books
  • Springer e-Books
  • Emerald e-Books
  • Proquest e-Books

If you are accessing this web site from off-campus, you will need to login to EzProxy

The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This list is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

  • Social Sciences (General)        H1-99
  • Theory and method of social science statistics  HA29-32
  • Production. Wealth      HB238-251
  • Population. Vital events   HB848-3697 
  • Economic growth, development, planning    HD72-88
  • Sociology – Community     HM756-781
  • Social perception. Social cognition    HM1041-1101
  • Interpersonal relations. Social behaviour    HM1106-1171
  • Community centres. Social centres     HN41-46
  • Child development      HQ767.8-792.2
  • Adolescents. Teenagers     HQ793-799.2
  • Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.   HS1-3371
  • Classes. Races      HT51-1595
  • Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology   HT101-395
  • City population      HT201-221
  • Rural groups. Rural sociology   HT401-485
  • Races     HT1501-1595
  • Social pathology. Social and public welfare.   HV1-9960
  • Social service. Social work. Charity      HV40-69
  • Socialism. Communism. Anarchism     HX1-970.7
Getting Books From Elsewhere
If a book or article is not available in WebOPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service  
to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page identifies the journal indexes most relevant to Social Sciences, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Social Sciences:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Ebscohost – Subscribed by the Ministry via Malaysia Citation Centre (MCC)
  • Emerald Management Xtra Plus
  • ProQuest Central
  • Science Direct
  • SpringerLink
  • Wiley Online Library

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below are list of journals often used in Social Sciences.

  • Pertanika journal of social science & humanities  Q1 P42
  • Behavioural sciences and community development  HN1 B4
  • Jurnal Kinabalu = Kinabalu journal   H1 J95
  • New statesman    H1 N471
  • International social science journal   H1 A2I5
  • Social research    H1 S6
  • Nusantara: majalah sastera dan ilmu-ilmu kemasyarakatan Asia Tenggara journal of the arts and social sciences of Southeast Asia  
    H8 N92
  • Sarjana: jurnal Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Universiti Malaya   H1 A2S245
  • The Journal of applied behavioral science   H1 J53
  • Kemanusiaan   H8 K31
  • Buletin UNESCO Malaysia   AS4 U83M3
  • Kasetsart journal : social sciences   H8 K19
  • Akademika : jernal ilmu kemanusiaan dan sains kemasyarakatan = Journal of humanities and social sciences   AS486 U54A13
  • Southeast Asian journal of social science   HN661 S59
  • Asia-Pacific social science review   H1 A832
  • Ilmu masyarakat   HM7 I29

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC 

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our 

Document Delivery Service.

Reference Work

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, atlas, thesaurus and etc.

Encyclopaedias Handbooks
  • International encyclopedia of the social sciences   H40 A2I5
  • International encyclopedia of the social sciences   H40 A2I61 2008
  • International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences H41 I61
  • The social science encyclopedia   H41 S678 2004 
  • Social science research handbook  Z7161 A1M3
  • Doing your social science dissertation LB2369 B964
  • How to publish your PhD : a practical guide for the humanities and social sciences    Z286 S37C292
  • Reader's guide to the social sciences   H61 R286
  • Guide to indexing and abstracting: selected journals in the social sciences    H1 G6
Dictionaries Bibliography & Directories
  • Dictionary of social science     H83 H251
  • A dictionary of the social sciences H41.D5
  • Dictionary of the social sciences     H41 D554
  • A dictionary of the social sciences   H41 R287
  • The Blackwell dictionary of modern social thought     H41 B632 2003
  • Dictionary of statistics and methodology : a nontechnical guide for the social sciences   HA17 V887
  • Dictionary of statistics & methodology : a nontechnical guide for the social sciences   HA17 V887 2005
  • Bibliography of research in the social sciences in Australia, 1960-1963         Z7161.S62 1960/63
  • Literature and bibliography of the social sciences H61.F635
  • Serial bibliographies in the humanities and social sciences  Z1002.G814
  • Indonesian monographs : a catalogue of monograph publications, 1945-1968 : a collection of more than 7000 titles mainly concerning the social sciences from Cornell University libraries on microfiche   Z7166.I5
  • World list of social science periodicals   
    Z7163.U52 1966
  • Sources of information in the social sciences : a guide to the literature         Z7161.W5
  • National directory of scholars : humanities and social sciences research   AZ188 S56N277
  • Social sciences and humanities : directory of research projects : fundamental research grant scheme (FRGS) phase 1/2006   H62.5 M3S678
  • A directory of information resources in the United States : social sciences  AS25.A46 1973



This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of resources on social science available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.



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