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WGS 333: Pregnancy & Power-Reproductive Politics: Browse in the Library

Browsing Books

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 WGS is interdisciplinary, you may find other call number ranges (subject areas) useful.

Call Number Subject
HM Sociology (general and theoretical). Social psychology
HN Social History. Social problems. Social reform
HQ The family. Marriage. Women. Feminism
HQ 19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
HQ 75-76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
HQ 77.7-77.95 Transexualism
HQ 503-1064 The Family. Marriage. Home
HQ 750-755.5 Eugenics
HQ 759.5 Surrogate Mothers
HQ 767-767.5 Abortion
HQ 1075-1075.5 Sex role
HQ 1088-1090.7 Men
HQ 1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism
KF3760-3771 United States -- social legislation -- human reproduction
RA 778-778.2 Women's health
RG 133.5-135 Reproductive Technology


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.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and more

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Dictionary: Provides the meaning of words in a language or field of knowledge.

Encyclopedia: A single or multi-volume reference work that provides general background articles on either a wide range of topics or a more specialized discipline.

Handbook: A compact reference book giving the essential information in a given field of study.

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