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Women's Studies

Using Books

Books often provide more context or history about particular topics, are usually broader in scope, and often contain a bibliography at the end that may lead you to additional sources. Search Primo to locate books at ODU library. 

Because Primo will search all available items including books, articles, media, etc., limit to "books" under "resourcel type" in the menu on the left of your search results page.

Books and Dissertations

When searching in the catalog for books and other materials, it can be helpful to use subject headings. Here are some sample Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) related to Women's Studies.

Women's studies
Women's rights
Women's studies -- United States [or insert another country or region in which you're interested]
Women's studies -- methodology
Women and employment
Women and literature
Mass media and women
Women and religion
Women and socialism
Women and the arts
Women and war