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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS): Finding Books

Provides an overview of resources at Fordham University Libraries covering women, gender, and sexuality.

Finding Books at Fordham University Libraries

The page contains information about how to search for books at Fordham University Libraries along with selections of recent books and links to library services.

caution Access to print books may change due to COVID-19. Please be sure to check the advisories on the library home page for the latest information.

The Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

Check out the following videos to learn how to search the library catalog and place a hold or use OneSearch to find books available at Fordham University Libraries.

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog.

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page

Subject Heading to Search

The list below contains suggestions to search for books using Library of Congress Subject Headings:

African American women.

Body image in women.

Feminism--United States.

Feminism and literature.

Feminist literary criticism.

Feminist theology.

Feminist theory.

Gay and lesbian studies.

Gender identity.

Gender identity in literature.

Homophobia--United States--History.

Homosexuality and literature.

Human reproduction--Law and legislation--United States.

Intimate partner violence.

Lesbians--United States--Biography.


Men's studies.

Motherhood--United States.


Queer theory.

Reproductive rights--United States.

Reproductive health--United States.

Sex discrimination--United States.

Sex in literature.

Sex in popular culture.

Sex role.

Sex role in the work environment--United States.

Sex--Social aspects.


Sexual orientation--United States.

Transgender people.


Women and literature.

Women in development.

Women--Economic conditions.

Women--Health and hygiene.



Women--Political activity--United States.

Women--Social conditions.

Women--United States.

Women's studies.

Women's rights--United States.

Women--Violence against.

*This list is not definitive. Be sure to search the catalog for other options.

Print Books & Placing Holds

You may Place a Hold on a book through the library catalog and have it delivered to your desired campus.

Warning This process is subject to change due to COVID-19. Check the library homepage for advisories communicating the latest service updates.

  • If you are using OneSearch, you will need to select the Retrieve Catalog Item link to place a hold.

OneSearch Entry with Retrieve Catalog Item link circled

  • From the library catalog, you will need to select the Place Hold to begin the process.

Place Hold Link In Library Catalog

  • Once you click on Place Hold on the Item Details page of a catalog record, follow the directions listed on the page to enter your Fordham ID without the preceding "A," PIN, and select your campus location.
  • Every effort will be made to deliver books within 1-2 business days. A notification email will be sent to your Fordham email account when the item is available for pickup at your home library. Items will remain on hold for 5 business days.

Requesting Book Chapters

InterLibrary Loan

Borrowing books that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from InterLibrary Loan.

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