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Library of Congress call numbers group books by topic. The HQ call number range is the primary location for Women's & Gender Studies. However, because WGST is interdisciplinary, you may find other call number ranges (subject areas) useful.

BL 458: Women in comparative religion
BT 83.55: Feminist theology
HM: Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology.
HN: Social history. Social problems. Social reform.
HQ: The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism.

  • HQ - The Family. Marriage. Women.
  • HQ19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality.
  • HQ75-76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism.
  • HQ77.7-77.95 Transexualism.
  • HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home
  • HQ767.8-792.2 Children. Child development. Including child rearing, child life, play, socialization, children's rights.
  • HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
  • HQ1088-1090.7 Men.
  • HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism.

HT: Communities. Classes. Races. Slavery.
HV: Social and public welfare. Substance abuse. Criminology.
PN 1590 .W64: Feminist theatre
PN 98 .W64: Feminist literary theory
RA 777.8: Women's health

Putting Search Terms Together

Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT and Other Symbols for More Effective Searching

theat* AND (classical OR antiquity)=Using the AND operater narrows your search to only results that mention both keywords.  Use the OR operator to search for variants or synonyms of the same keyword.  The asterisk (*) is a wildcard symbol that is used to catch variant endings of a word (individuality, individualism, as well as individual).

“trojan women” AND motherhood=Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase.