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ANT 202 - Sexuality, Gender and Culture: Find Books

Why books?

Why use books?

Books may be useful when...

1. You want coverage that is both broad and deep. Books can pull together various sources on a topic. 

NOTE: If you need general information about a topic, find a General Reference resource using the tab on the left. 

If being really up-to-date is essential, try finding articles.

Library of Congress Classification

The main call number section for Anthropology in the LC classification is GN:

G - Geography, Anthropology

G - Geography (General)
GA - Mathematical Geography, Cartography
GB - Physical Geography
GC - Oceanography
GE - Environmental Sciences
GF - Human Ecology
GN - Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography
GR - Folklore
GT - Manners and Customs
GV - Sports and Recreation

Search the Catalog

Look for library books, e-books, or videos about your topic.

Search the Library Catalog



NOTE: In general, books about sexuality and culture can be found on the library shelves in the following sections:

HQ 19-64      Sexuality
HQ 74-77      GLBT studies
HQ 1075       Gender studies

In addition, books about specific cultural groups may be found in the history and geography sections.  Just do a word search for you group and take a look at the books in that section - specifically the TOC and Index to find out if they discuss sexuality or gender in any way.


Tips for seaching the catalog:

  • Use simple words or phrases.
  • Find books at a specific campus. Click here: Modify Search (a button to click).
  • Request books. Click here:  Request (a button to click).

eBook Collections

Ethnographies: Books that observe one culture

Use this series title Case studies in cultural anthropology to find books about various cultures.   

Use this series title Heritage library of African peoples to find books about African cultures

Keywords & Subject Headings

Search for information using keywords and subject headings.  Some suggested keywords specific to gender, sexuality, and cultural studies are below. Click on the links to search these topics in the catalog.

Hint: You can use the same keywords to find articles in our periodical databases.

Google E-books

If you can't find a specific book in the library, try searching Google's ebook collection.  It sometimes offers previews or full access to various ebooks online.