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Women's & Gender Studies

Pace Library Catalog & Quick Search

The Pace Library Catalog and our Quick Search tool allow you to search across the majority of our resources.

The Library Catalog is where you can search for ebooks, books, and media.

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The Quick Search tool searches across nearly 70% of our databases holdings, as well as our books, ebooks and media.

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Selected Books: Women's & Gender Studies

Subject Headings & Keywords & AND/OR/NOT

Subject Terms and/or Headings are terms that are used to describe the content of an item. Searching by subject will bring you materials that are explicitly about that topic. You can use subject terms to view items that have also been "tagged" as being about a particular topic. Keep in mind, that subject terms and/or headings  are pre-selected. When you're starting your research try using both broad and specific terms - this will help you discover different subjects that you can also search by.


Suggested Subject Headings for Women's & Gender Studies:

Please note that this list is not finite, and that subject headings do not always reflect more commonly used terminology, or are by an means entirely inclusive.

Suggested subject headings:

  • Sex roles
  • Sex differences
  • Gender identity
  • Feminist theory
  • Women's studies
  • Women's rights
  • Multiculturalism - women
  • Masculinity studies

The following gives a brief overview of some related subject terms/headings that may be helpful in your research.


To search by subject in the Pace Library Catalog, select "Subject" from the drop down menu under "Books & Media":

A Keyword Search will search for any time a word or phrase is mentioned in the description and/or record of an item. This can sometimes give you search results that are not relevant to your general research question. Starting your research with a keyword search can help you find more relevant subject terms, which can help you narrow (or expand) your search results.

Searching in the library catalog or in one of the library's databases can be a little bit different than searching in Google.

Using AND, OR, or NOT  to combine your search terms, search for similar terms, or exclude terms can help you discover more relevant information on your topic:

Use "AND" to combine terms:  

(Gender Identity AND Feminism)

Use "OR" to use similar terms:  

(Sexual Orientation OR Sexual Identity)

Use "NOT" to use exclude terms:  

(Heterosexuality NOT Homophobia)

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