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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gender Studies: Find books

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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".

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 books at the Lloyd Sealy Library


College men and masculinities: Theory, research, and implications for practice. Harper, S.R. & Harris III, F. (Eds.). (2010). Stacks - LB2377. C65 2010

A compilation of research on male students in higher education, with chapters on sexuality, gender socialization, and identity development.



Encyc lopedia of sex and gender: Men and women in the world’s cultures. Ember, C.R. & Ember, M. (2003). Reference - HQ16 .E53 2003

This encyclopedia covers issues involving "conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality."




50 key concepts in gender studiesFifty key concepts in gender studies. Pilcher, J. (2004). Reference - HQ1180 .P55 2004 

Defines concepts such as cyborg, difference, and essentialism. It also provides a brief history of gender studies.




Fixing sex: Intersex, medical authority, and lived experience Fixing sex: Intersex, medical authority, and lived experience. Karkazis, K.A. (2008).
Stacks - QP267 .K37 2008

Discusses the history and theory of intersexuality, intersex diagnosis and the medicalized body.



Gender issues and sexuality essential primary sources.
Lerner, K.L., Wilmoth Lerner, B., & Wilmoth Lerner, A. (Eds.). (2006). Electronic book.

Contains primary documents from the women's rights and gay liberation movements in the United States and Britain.



Gender, youth and cultureGender, youth and culture: Young masculinities and feminities. Nayak, A. (2008). Stacks - HQ796 .N3676 2008

Using examples from popular culture, this title examines how boys and girls become "proper" men and women.