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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

A guide to library resources for research in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Reading eBooks

There are three ways to read eBooks:

  1. Read in your browser
  2. Download to your laptop or tablet
  3. Print one or more pages

In most instances, you will be prompted to log in via Central Login before the eBook is displayed, whether or not you are on or off campus.

The steps to download or print an eBook are dependent on the publisher's website. Consult our eBook Guide for specific information about each format.

Books specific to WGS

Most books on Women's and Gender Studies can be found on the 4th floor of Milner Library.

However, books in the P range will be found on the 6th floor and books in the R range will be found on the 5th floor.

Look in these call number ranges for most books on Women's and Gender Studies.

Call Number Range Subject
BF 692 - 692.5   Psychology, sex and gender
HB 72   Economics and social justice
HD 6053 - 6223   Women and work
HQ 12 - 449   Sexual life
HQ 75 - 76.9 Bisexual, gay and lesbian studies
HQ 77 - 77.95   Transgender studies
HQ 503 - 1064 Marriage and the family
HQ 1075 - 1075.5 Sex role
HQ 1101 - 2030.7   Women and feminism
HQ 1121 - 1150 Women's history
HV 6626   Domestic abuse
KF 4758 Legislation and women's rights
P 94.5 W65   Women in the media
PN 471 - 494     Women writers and women in literature
RA 564.83 - 564.9   Health and gender, health and sexuality
RC 451.4 - 451.5 Mental health and gender, mental health and ethnicity

Interested in how long you can check out a book? View the list of loan periods Milner resources.

Resources for Statistical Information

Finding Textbooks

Findng Books Outside Milner

When looking for books, it is always advisable to start with a search in the Milner Library Catalog. Using the drop down menu at the side of the search box, you can limit your search to Milner only, or select all I-Share Libraries. The latter option will return results that may not be available locally but that can be requested using the I-Share system. Under the "How to get it" section of any record the location of other holding institutions in Illinois will be displayed. You must be logged in with your ULID in order to request resources.

If Milner does not have a book, or if our copy is checked out, try these additional catalogs:

  • Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) -- Our affiliation with I-Share entitles ISU patrons to borrow books from any member library. These requests can be made for pickup at Milner or by using your Redbird Card to check out books in person at member libraries.
  • WorldCat -- Contains over 36 million records of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries anywhere in the world. Features a direct link to Milner's Interlibrary Loan (look for the "Request item from ILL" link) to request items we do not own.