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Gender Studies: Find Books

A starting point for students researching gender at Wardman Library, Whittier College.

Find it in the Stacks

Don't forget one of the best inventions of spreading information ... the BOOK!

The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library. Materials for Gender are located on the second and third floors of the library.

Note: HQ is the general call number area for the majority of books on gender, feminism, sex role, sexuality, women's issues, etc., but gender does not have its own Library of Congress classificiation. Issues related to gender are usually classified under other topics (e.g. history, art, law, etc.).

Library of Congress Call Number Areas:

BL 458:  Women in Comparative Religion 
BT 83.55:  Feminist Theology  
HQ 1101-2030.7:  Feminism
HQ 1121-1172:  Women's History
HQ 1236-1236.5:  Women and the State
HQ 1206-1216:  Women's Psychology
HQ 72-75.6:  Lesbianism, Homosexuality, and Bisexuality  
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

Google Book Search

Use Google Book Search to discover additional books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).

Search the Library Catalog

Have you narrowed down your topic? Do you have all the background information you need and find yourself ready to get more in depth research? If you answered YES then you are ready to:

Search the Catalog

You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.




When searching the online catalog, a basic search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number. An advanced search will let you search by a combination of these fields, as well as by format, language, location, and date.

Finding Books the Library Doesn't Own

LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:

  • Search for the book by Title, Keyword, Subject etc. and select “Submit.”
  • If your title is available you will be able to select “Request this Item.”
  • Follow the prompts to enter your name and barcode number located on the back of your student ID.
  • Items arrive in the library in about 2 to 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. The late fees are $1/day. 

If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.