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Women & Gender Studies

Chester Fritz Library resources for Women & Gender Studies

Searching for Online and Physical Books

Need to FIND A BOOK @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Go to the Library's Web Site and start typing a topic in the Library Search box
  • Select "in Books+" from the drop-down options
  • To limit your search results to EBOOKS, under "Availability," select "Available online"
  • You can use the Advanced Search to limit by material type "Books" and search by "Subject"

Subject Terms

Library of Congress subject headings can be helpful when searching for books available in the library. For example, try searching the library catalog with terms listed below:

  • women
  • gender identity
  • sex role
  • women's rights
  • sex discrimination
  • feminism
  • men
  • masculinity
  • sexual division of labor
  • sex differences


Need to FIND A BOOK  *NOT* @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Use WorldCat - Available from QuickLinks.  You can search books from anywhere in the country and request Chester Fritz Library borrow that book for you. If it turns out that the book is available from our library, you'll see Image indicates book is available at UND. You can have our library borrow a book from another library (called an InterLibrary Loan) by registering and requesting the book here.

Browsing for Books

Don't know exactly what you want but you'll know it when you see it? Why not Browse? 

  • For specific subjects, take a look at:
    • Women, General - HQ 1101-1115
    • Women's Studies - HQ 1180-1181
  • HQ is on the 3rd floor of the Chester Fritz Library
  • You can also use the online Browse Search option

Online Reference Resources

Reference resources can help you get started on your research by providing background information, identifying important researchers on a topic, and defining key concepts and terms. Use these databases and the Library Search to get started.