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Research Guides@Tufts

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Guide for the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

Encyclopedias and textbooks

Use these books to get an introduction to a topic, for background reading, or for an overview of issues in women's & gender studies.

Search Tips

You can search for books about women’s studies in the library catalog in several ways:

Keyword Searching

Type in words that describe your topic, for example:

Subject Searching

Books in the catalog are described with Library of Congress subject headings. If you know some of the headings in your field, you can search for a particular subject. Some examples of subject searches are:

Background Info

Doing a subject search in the catalog also allows you to retrieve specific types of background reference sources that might be useful in getting a broad overview of your topic. For example:

The range of topics covered by women's studies is broad, however the majority of the collection can be found on Tisch Level 1. For help in browsing the collection, or identifying some subject headings for your topic, just ask!

Search for books at Tufts and the World!

Search for books, videos, and everything we own in the Library Catalog (part of JumboSearch).

To locate books in other libraries when we either don't own them or our copy is checked out, use BLC WorldCat. Once you've found the book you want, use the BLC request form or ILLiad to request the book be delivered to Tisch.  The book will be delivered to the Tisch Library circulation desk, within 2 to 5 days, and you will be notified via email on its arrival. There is no charge for this service.

BLC WorldCat

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Tisch Library
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