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Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies: Library Resources


Why this guide?

This guide is to help the students who are doing research in the field of gender, sexuality and intersectionality. Intersectionality provides a framework in which to study interconnectedness or interlocking social categories and systems of power.

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Books on this topic: There are so many!! Here are a few from Shain Library

Library Resources


Subject Headings and Call Numbers for Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality:
Listed below are selected broad subject headings that can be used to search the Library Catalog or possibly other databases, for materials related to this topic. 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. You can also browse these sections of the Library stacks. The HQ section is on the third floor of Shain.

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

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