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Women's & Gender Studies: Books

Reference Books

Reference books provide a general overview or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data and often include bibliographies or lists of further readings.  Below is a sampling from the Reference Collection, which is located on the 1st floor of the library.

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Find Books by Subject

Listed below are examples of subject words to use when searching for books and other materials in the catalog.  Click on the link to search Willamette's catalog. 

Feminist Theory

Gay Rights

Gender Identity

Queer Theory

Sex Discrimination Against Women

Sex Role

Women's Rights

Using some of these words (e.g. Queer Theory or Women's Rights) as a keyword search will yield different results, such as chapters in books that focus on a broader topic.

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Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209