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Women's and Gender Studies

Finding Books

You can get to the USF Library catalog from the Library's homepage.   

USF Libraries Catalog. The Library's Online catalog.  This is the source to use for locating all materials within the USF Library system.  Identify books available in the USF library collections. Search by keyword, author of the book, subject of a book. To find a book ABOUT a topic, use subject headings. (The catalog is open to the public, but some materials are accessible to USF students only.)

Here is a list of some useful terms you can search as SUBJECTS in the library catalog to find books on relevant Women's Studies topics:

 

CHILDBIRTH
EDUCATION OF WOMEN
FEMINISM
HUSBAND AND WIFE
LESBIANISM
MINORITY WOMEN
PROSTITUTION
SEX DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN
SEX ROLE
WOMEN--HISTORY
WOMEN--LEGAL STATUS, LAWS, ETC.
WOMEN--PERIODICALS
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
WOMEN'S STUDIES

 

Here are some other resources you can use to find books on Women's Studies topics.

WorldCat: Identify print and audio visual materials available in libraries across the country. (Many materials can be requested via Interlibrary Loan by currently enrolled USF students and faculty.)

NetLibrary: A source of many online full text books accessible through the USF Libraries. These materials are accesible to USF students/staff/faculty only.

Google Books:  Google's project  allows users to search the full text of the books that have been scanned from some participating libraries. Since there are no subject headings included, be sure to use all appropriate keywords. Books in the public domain are available online full text.  Listings and/or limited access books under copyright are included