Think hard about what kinds of sources will contain information about your society. We have sources based on geography, sources covering particular time periods, and discipline-specific sources.
It is often helpful to search by subject heading and then limit by language or time period. Below are some examples of subject headings.
Potential keywords to search in the catalog
Social structure, social change, social organization, society, altruism and cooperation, sex roles/gender roles, stratification, family, parenting, social/group dynamics, social psychology, technology, economy, ideology, class, industry and industrial revolution, hunting, gathering, nomadic, clans, kinship, horticulture/agriculture, ethnography, ethnohistory