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Gender & Women's Studies: Library Resources


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Library Resources

Books & Media
Search the Library Catalog to find books, video's, government publications and journal titles. The catalog can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject and contains the holdings of Connecticut College as well as Trinity College and Wesleyan University. To search for books and media outside of the local catalog, use WorldCat.

Subject Headings and Call Numbers for Gender and Womens Studies:
Listed below are selected broad subject headings that can be used to search the Library Catalog or possibly other databases, for materials related to Gender and Women's Studies. General call numbers for locating books are listed for each subject heading. The use of more specific subject headings or keywords is recommended for most topics. 

Subject Headings

Call Numbers



Feminist theory


Sex discrimination against women


Sex role






Women and literature


Women and religion

BL458, etc.

Women in politics


Women's rights


Women's studies


Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this subject, books on Gender and Women’s Studies can be found in many areas of the library.  A short list of general encyclopedias on this topic follow.  These encyclopedias provide a great starting place for any Gender and Women’s Studies research paper.

REF HQ 1115 .E52 2001
Encyclopedia of women and gender: sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender
Judith Worell, editor-in-chief

REF HQ 1180 R43 1998
Reader’s guide to women’s studies
Eleanor B. Amico, editor

REF HQ 1115 .R69 2000
Routledge international encyclopedia of women: global women’s issues and knowledge
Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender, general editorsVol. 1 Ability to Education: globalizationVol. 2 Education: Health to HypertensionVol. 3 Identity politics to publishingVol. 4 Quakers to Zionism. Index

REF HQ 1115 .W6425 1997
Women’s issues
Margaret McFadden, consulting editor

REF HQ 1115W645 1999
Women’s studies encyclopedia
Helen Tierney, editor

Subject Guide

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