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Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies

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Catalyst is the shared online catalog of the libraries of Carleton College and St. Olaf College. It provides an access point to the books, periodicals, government documents, and electronic resources available at Carleton or St. Olaf.

Library of Congress Subject Headings are the words and phrases you can use to do a subject search in Catalyst (as opposed to a keyword search, where you may use any words you like).

When starting out, it is often helpful to do a keyword search on your topic, and then to examine the subject headings of the results you find relevant. Catalyst displays these subject headings as links and clicking on one of them will automatically conduct a subject search for that particular topic. 

Call Numbers

Books relevant to women and gender studies can be found throughout the LC classification system.  Try browsing these call numbers.

BL 458 Women and Comparative Religions
BL 473.5 Goddesses
BS 575 Women in the Bible
BT 83.55 Feminist Theology 
HQ 19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
HQ 1101-2030.7 Feminism   
HQ 1121-1172: Women's History
HQ 1190: Feminist Social Theory
HQ 1236-1236.5: Women and the State (Women's Rights)
HQ 1206-1216: Women's Psychology
HQ 12-449 Sexual life
HQ 74-76.8 Lesbianism, Homosexuality, and Bisexuality
HQ 760-766.7 Birth Control and Family Planning    
HV 1442-1448 Social Services for Women   
JF 847-851 Women's Suffrage 
LC 1401-2572 Women's Education
ML 82 Women and Music
N 72 F45 Feminism and the Arts
PN 1590 W64 Feminist Theater   
PN 98 W64 Feminist Literary Theory
RA 777.8 Women's Health


(This list is partial; a complete list of Library of Congress call numbers is here.)

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