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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Books

A guide to library resources for doing research in women's, gender, and sexuality studies. You'll find indexes to the popular and scholarly literature, as well as film, images, statistics, and research databases.


WorldCat is the union catalog of all libraries in the huge library network called "OCLC."  Most items are cataloged using the same Library of Congress subject headings used at Dartmouth.  Items not available in the Dartmouth collection can be requested via interlibrary loan: DartDoc & BorrowDirect

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Browsing by call number

Material falls throughout the collection, however the HQ section [Berry Level 3] houses a large number of gender studies titles

[browse online via call number links below, which link to beginning of call number ranges]

Searching the library catalog by subject

Start with a keyword search, but expect to revise it...

When searching the library catalog, pay attention to subject headings assigned to relevant titles. Refining your search using the same subject heading terminology may yield more precise results.

There are many relevant headings:


Quite often these headings are further qualified by topical, geographic, or chronological subheadings.


Additionally, the terms "Male", "Female", "Men", and "Women" are commonly used to qualify both headings and subheadings: