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S SCI 160 Introduction to Gender Studies (Marshman): Finding Books/Chapters

A Guide to Research in Gender Studies - for students in Michelle Marshman's class

What's in a Book?


Use books for in-depth information on a specific subject.

Spotlight on Books

Holman Library Catalog: books (paper and electronic)

Search for books in Holman Library.


Limit by source type (Books) on the left of the results page.


Wondering what to type in the search box? Some sample keyword searches:

  • sports = 474 results (books, paper and electronic)

  • men OR masculinity AND sports = 31 results (books, paper and electronic)

  • men OR masculinity AND sports AND race= 7 results (books, paper and electronic)

Tip: You can use the library catalog to automatically search in both eBooks and ebrary.

Tip: Click on the book title in your results list to learn more about a book.

  • The record for Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women, for example, includes information on the book's contents as well as three useful subject headings.

  • Subject headings are the keywords used to organize all the literature on the same topic. Clicking on a subject heading takes you to other books on the same topic.

Example: In the Game : Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity has the Subjects: 

Click on each of these to see other titles in our collection on the same subject.


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Advanced Searching: Books

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Beyond our collection: Interlibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan (or ILL) is a service offered by GRC for ordering books from other libraries. Use the links below to find and request your book:

Select Titles

The Achievement Gap: Opposing Viewpoints

379.26 A178 2011

Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming

794.8 B573 2008

Bodies in Question: Gender, Religion, Text

230.082 B667 2005

Boys Will be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

305.23089 J78b 2010


Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

302.3 K88c 2012

Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

302.23089 M722d 2010

Facial Attractiveness: Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives

153.75 F141 2002

Fantasy Girls: Gender in the New Universe of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

791.45 F216

Out of Play: Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

306.483 M585o 2007

Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation

155.3 L656g 2011

Gender and the Media

302.23082 G475g 2007

Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female


Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

365.43 I61 2010

LGBT Identity and Online New Media

306.76L687 2010

Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America

306.4 L937l 2002

Masculinities, gender relations, and sport

796.081 M395 2000

Reflections on Gender and Science


School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

371.782 B456s 2005

Sexuality and the World’s Religions

291.17835 S518 2003

Violent Land: Single Men and Social Disorder from the Frontier to the Inner City

303.60973 C866v 1996