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Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Finding Books

PSU Library Catalog - Books

Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Find Books at the PSU Library

Search the PSU Library catalog for books. When you find a pertinent book with a green Available at PSU Library shelves link, select it or the title link for the full record. Write down the location and call number. To locate the call number on a floor map, select the link, View Map. Check out the book at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.

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Request a Summit Book from the PSU Library Catalog

Check Find & Request to see whether a print book is either checked out or not in the PSU Library collection. You can request the book from Summit libraries, a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Be sure to sign in to see your request options! 

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Browsing -- the shelves for the women, gender and sexuality studies books

Academic libraries use the Library of Congress classification system to assign call numbers for print materials. The call numbers are assigned based on a book's topic, in theory allowing you to browse the library shelves by subject. Search engines find material based on whether the search terms you've used are present.  Browsing can be a way of finding material which uses different terms than the ones you've used or terms and relationships you hadn't thought of yet.

HQ12-449        Sexual life
HQ450-472        Erotica
HQ503-1064        The family.  Marriage.  Home
HQ1075-1075.5    Sex role
HQ1088-1090.7    Men
HQ1101-2030.7    Women.  Feminism