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General Information About Subject Collections

The Social Sciences Division comprises two departments: Social Sciences and History/Travel/Biography, with holdings of over 300,000 books; over 300 reference  periodicals (including titles on microfilm); 40 circulating periodicals; many circulating atlases and road maps; and a partial depository of social science related government documents. We offer our customers a broad selection of materials that satisfy those requiring the most specialized reference information, while also pleasing those customers who simply enjoy reading a good book.

Listed are some of the subject areas in our collection:  biographies, costumes, customs, education, epistemology, ethics, etiquette, folklore, geography, history, journalism and publishing, law, library and information science, logic, metaphysics, mythology, occult, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, style & fashion, travel, true crime, and weddings.

The Social Sciences Division also maintains special reference collections such as the Carter G. Woodson Collection of African - American Culture and Life and the Foundation Center  collection of books and databases.

The Job Information Center is also located within the Division.  This circulating and reference collection serves as a resource for job seekers and those exploring career options. 

REFERENCE DESKS

Social Sciences:  (718) 990-0761

History
:  (718) 990-0762

Job
Information Center:  (718) 990-0746

STAFF

Joseph Camusci, Assistant Division Manager (718) 990 -0758

 

Popular Subject Headings & Call Numbers

The subjects and call numbers shown here represent collection materials found in the Social Sciences Division, which includes History, Travel, and Biography.

Subject Call Number Subject Call Number
Abortion
179.76
Industrial psychology
158.7
Academic achievement
371.2
Inquisition
272.2
Academic freedom
371.1
Insignias
355.1342
Academic placement
371.264
Insurance law
346.7308
Adam & Eve / Genesis
222
Intelligence testing
153.9
Administrative agencies
353.01
International law
341
Admission (college)
378.16
International relations
327
Adoption Law
346.7301
Islam
297
Adult education
374
Islamic education
370.955
Adventists
286.7
Italy
937
Aesthetics
111.85
Jainism
294.4
Affirmative Action
305.8009
Jesus Christ
232.908
Africa - maps
912.6
Journalism
031
African religion
299.6
Jewish holidays
394.267
Agnosticism / atheism
211.8
Judaism
296
Alcoholism
362.292
Juvenile delinquency
364.3609
Almanacs / Yearbooks
031
Kabbalah
296.16

America - maps

912.7
King Jr., Martin Luther
323.4092 / B King
Anabaptists
284.3
Koran
297.1
Angels
235.3
Labor law
344.7301
Anger / aggression
152.47
Law & computers / internet
340.0285
Anglican church
283
Law – dictionaries
340.03
Animal lore
398.2
Law – history
340.09
Antitrust law
343.7307
Law schools
340.071
Apocalypse / Revelation
228 / 229
Law – sources
340.11
Apologetics
239
Learning disabilities
371.9
Arab countries - civilization and history
909.0974
Learning psychology
153.53
Arabian nights
398.2
Legal careers – paralegals
340.023
Aristotle
185
Legal dictionaries
340.03
Armed forces
355.0218
Legislative process
328
Armor
355.8
Libel / slander
347.5
Artillery
355.8209
Libraries
020
Asia - maps
912.5
Literacy
372.6 / 374.012 / 379.24
Astrology / fortune-telling
133.5
Logic
160
Atheism
211.8
Lutherans
264.041
Atlantis
398.452
Mafia
364.106

Battle plans

355.4
Marriage
306.81
Bhagavad-Gita
294.5924
Marriage customs
392.4 / 392.5095
Bible - Old Testament
221
Medical malpractice
346.7303
Bible - New Testament
225
Mental retardation
362.3
Bibles
220
Metaphysics
110
Bibles - Dictionaries
220.3
Mexico
972
Bible study
220.6
Middle East(Near East)
956
Bibliographies
016
Militarism
355.0213
Bilingual education
370.1175
Military budget / spending
355.622
Bill of Rights
342.73
Military careers
355.0023
Bioethics
174.957
Military conduct
355.133
Blessed Virgin Mary
232.91
Military history
355.1
Book collecting
002.075
Military Law
343.7301
Book of Common Prayer
264.03
Miracles
231.73
Book of Mormon
289.322
Municipal government
352.16
Buccaneers
972.9
Museums
069
Buddhism
294.3
Mythical creatures
398.469
Business Law
347.7
Mythology – Africa
398.2096
Catholic Church
282
Mythology – Chinese
299.2
Catholic schools
371.071
Mythology – Egyptian
299.31
Celebrations around the world
394.26
Mythology – Greek
292.13
Celibacy
253.2
Mythology – Hindu
294.513

Central America – description & travel

917.2804
Mythology – Norse
293.13
Central America – maps
912.728
Naval battles
359.4
Charter schools
371.01
Newspapers – directories
070.12
Chemical / biological warfare
355.021 / 358.3
New Year’s Day
394.2614
Child custody
362.7

New York (N.Y.) – charter

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Child psychology
136.7 / 155.4

New York (N.Y.) – history

974.71
Child support
306.8742

New York (N.Y.) – politics and government

352.0747
China
931
New York State – constitution
342.7

China – description & travel

913.104
Nietzsche, Friedrich
193
Christian holidays
394.266
Nostradamus
133.3092
Christianity
270
Nonverbal communication
153.69
Christmas
394.261
Nuclear warfare
355.0217
Civil & political rights
323
Nursery rhymes / lullabies
398.8
Classroom management
371.102
Organized crime
364.1
Clothes & fashion - history
391.44
Palm reading
133.6
Clothes & fashion – men
391.11
Passover
294.437
Clothes & fashion – women
391.2
Pearl Harbor
940.5426
Cognitive development
370.152
Phenomenology
142.7
Cognitive psychology
153
Philosophy
100
Combat readiness
355.0332
Physical geography
910.02
Communism – Soviet Union -history
320.532
Piagetian education
370.15 / 375.51
Communist countries – politics and government
320.9171
Plato
184
Community colleges
378.1543
Political parties
329
Community action
361.8
Poor – U. S.
362.5
Compulsory education
379.2
Principals
371.24 / 372.4
Computer assisted instruction
371.3
Prisons
364.6
Confucianism
181.112 / 299.512
Professional ethics
174

Constitution of the United States

342.72
Proverbs
398.9
Cooperative education
379.23
Psychoanalysis
150.195
Crime
364
Psychological testing
150.1952
Crime prevention
362.88
Psychology
150
Criminal law
345.73

Public schools – United States

371.02
Cults
291.9

Public welfare – United States

362.5
Culture and institutions
306
Public works – New York
352.9
Curriculum & instruction
375.001
Qaeda (Al)
303.625
Day care
372.2412
Racism
305.8
Dead sea scrolls
221.4
Ramadan
297.362
Deaf education
371.9
Rastafarianism
299.676
Death, grief, and loss
155.937
Reincarnation
133.9013
Death rites and rituals
393
Reporters and reporting
070.43
Descartes, Rene
194
Right-to die
344.7304
Developmental psychology
155
Rorschach test
137.8
Devi (Hindu God)
294.5211
Saints
235.2 / 922.22
Devil / Satan
235.4
Santeria
299.67
Discipline in classroom
371.1024
Sartre, Jean Paul
194
Discrimination in education
355.0213
Sati
393.9
Distances – tables
910.2
School administration
371.2009
Divorce – United States
306.89
School counseling
371.42
Domestic relations
346.747
School violence
371.782
Dragons
398.469
Schools – directories
373.7471
Dreams
154.63
Secondary education
373
Dropouts
371.291
Self esteem
158.1

Drug legalization – United States

364.177
Self-help
153.8 / 158.1
Drugs – abuse
362.29
Sermons
252
Dyslexia
372.4
Sex
306.7
Early childhood education
372.21
Shiva (Hindu God)
294.5211
Easter
242.34
Shamanism
291.130
Educational administration
355.003
Shyness
154.232
Educational philosophy
370.1
Sikhs
294.6
Educational tests
371.2609
Slavery & emancipation
326
Egypt
932
Social action
361.2
England
942
Social group work
361.4
Election law
342.7307
Social groups
305
Elementary education
372
Social interaction
302
Encyclopedias
031
Social service
361.32
Environmental law
344.7304
Sociology
301
Episcopal Church
283.73
Socrates
183.4
Emotions
152.4
South America – maps
912.8
Epistemology
121
Special education
371.9
Etiquette
395.123
State governments
353.9
Europe – description and travel
914

Statistics – New York – census

304.6097 / 312.7471
Euthanasia
179.7

Statistics – United States – census

304.697 / 317.47
Evangelism
269
Stress management
155.9042
Existentialism
111
Students / student life
371.8
Factors affecting behavior
304
Study skills
371.3
Fairy tales
398.4
Subconscious
154.2
Faith
234.2
Suicide
362.28
Fascism
320.533
Superstition
398.41
Fear
152.4
Supreme Court
347.7326
Feminist theology
230.082
Systems of governments & states
321
Feng-shui
133.3337
Table manners
395.54
Fidelity
241.4
Talmud
269.12
Financial aid / scholarships
378.3097
Tall tales
398.21
Folk literature
398.2
Tanks
358
Food and culture
394.1
Tarot
133.3242
France
944
Taxation – law and legislation – United States
343.7304
Freedom of Information
070.13
Teachers
371.1
Freud, Sigmund
150.1952
Totalitarianism
321.6
Fundamentalism
280.4
Trademarks
346.7304
Funerals
393
Travelers
910.92
Ganesh (Hindu God)
294.5211
Twins
155.444
Gangs
364.1066
Unicorns
398.2454
Gay Liberation Movement
305.9066
Uniform Commercial Code
347.7[-
Gays in the military
355.0086
Uniforms
355.14
General history of Africa
960
United Nations
341.122 / 341.13 / 341.23
General history of Asia
950

United States - Congress

328.73
General history of Europe
940

United States – Description and travel

917.304
General history of North America
970

United States – history

973
General history of South America
980

United States – maps

912.73
Geography
910
Urban legends
398.2097
Gestalt psychology
150.1982
Urban warfare
355.426
Gifted students
371.95

U.S. Air Force

358.2
Ghosts
133.1

U.S. Army

358.4
Gospels (O.T.)
226

U.S. Coast Guard

359.4
Government action
361.6

U.S. Marines

359.96
Greek philosophy
180

U.S. Navy

359
Grooming customs
391.64
Valentine’s Day
394.2618
Group work
361.4
Victims of crime
362.88
Guerilla warfare
355.0218
Vocational education
370.11 / 373.246
Halloween
394.2646
Voodoo
299.675
Haunted houses
133.12
Vouchers
379.11

High school – United States

373.73
Voyages and travels
910
Higher education
378
Wedding dresses
392.54 / 395.22
Hinduism
294.5
Werewolves
398.2454
Hiroshima
940.5426
Wills / estate planning
346.05
Holidays
394.26
Women in the military
355.348
Holocaust, Jewish
940.5318
Women’s rights
305.42
Home schooling
371.042
World history
909
Homelessness
362.5
World maps
912
Homosexuality
306.76
X, Malcolm
364.1524 / 323.4 / B X
Horoscopes
133.54
Yakuza
364.106
Hypnotism
154.7
Zoroaster
295
Immigration
304.873

Immigration law – United States

342.7308