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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gender Studies

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To find books in the OneSearch you can use keywords related to your topic and combine them using "and", such as “transgender and discrimination".

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Make note of the "Subjects" associated with a relevant book that you find in the catalog. These subjects will be listed in the catalog record. For example, here are some subject headings that you can use in a "Subject begins with..." or "Keyword in Subject" search:


Feminist theory


Gender identity




Sex change

Sex differences

Sex role




Browsing the shelves

You can also browse books on the shelves in the stacks collection around the following call numbers*:

BJ -  Ethics

  • BJ 1395 Feminist ethics

BL - Religion

  • BL 458 Women in comparative religion

HQ - The Family, Marriage, Women

  • HQ 1 - 2039 The Family. Marriage. Woman
  • HQ 503 - 1064 The family. Marriage. Home
  • HQ 755.7 - 759.92 Parents. Parenthood.
  • HQ 767.8 - 792.2 Children. Child development.
  • HQ 793 - 799.9 Youth. Adolescents
  • HQ 801 - 801.83 Man-woman relationships. Dating
  • HQ 1075 - 1075.5 Sex role
  • HQ 1088 - 1090.7 Men
  • HQ 1101 - 2030.7 Women. Feminism

* This is a modified list from the Crumb and Crane Libraries' (SUNY Potsdam) Women's and Gender Studies Library Guide

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A sample of titles from the Lloyd Sealy Library