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Women's Studies

Where are the books?

During COVID-19, the book stacks are closed. You can request books in the online catalog, then set up an appointment to pick them up. 

Using the Online Catalog to find books

Duke Library Catalog
Start here to find books in Duke libraries.

Search TRLN
Search across the catalogs of Duke, UNC, NCSU and NCCU 

Catalog of libraries in US, Canada and beyond.

Google Books
Includes many online books - mostly older editions that are out of copyright. or excerpts from more recent editions.

Search or browse by subject heading

 Below is a selected list of Library of Congress subject headings to get you started

Women – Biography
Women social reformers
Women and Literature
Women scientists
Women authors, American (may substitute other geographic region)
Women’s Studies
Women – study and teaching
Women’s Rights
Women – civil rights
Women – legal status, laws, etc.
Women – suffrage
Feminism - United States (may substitute other geographic region)
Feminist theory
Feminism and higher education
Feminism – cross-cultural studies

Search by keyword(s):

“Women and your topic of interest
ex. “Women and birth control”
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