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Global Women's Studies: Find Books

Your guide to Global Women's Studies research: Find journal articles, books, primary sources, film, and more.

Where to Search for Books

Library Catalog (ScholarSearch)

Search for books, e-books, and manuscript (archival) material using the simple search (main search box) or the advanced search (click the small grey arrow on right side of search box). To refine Advanced Search results, narrow "Item Type" and "Date." Further refine search results using the "Narrow Your Search" options in the left panel (Availability, Resource Type, Author/Creator, etc.).


Can't find an item in BYU's catalog? Look in WorldCat! WorldCat allows you to search the collections of libraries around the world to find items you need. 

Pro Tip: By accessing WorldCat through HBLL's web page, you will automatically see if BYU has an item that appears in your WorldCat search AND you will be connected to HBLL's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

Once you identify books from other libraries, you can order them online, through Interlibrary Loan Services. First-time users will fill out a short, one-time ILL registration form. Then, fill out an online request for materials, and be sure to allow enough time for arrival. Print books take about a week to arrive, while electronic materials are available within a few days of your request. In addition to books, you can request Articles, Book Chapters, Media Items (videos, audio recordings, etc.), Conference Papers, Theses & Dissertations, and Newspapers through ILL. 

Call Number Ranges for Browsing

Browse these call number ranges for the main collections on Women's Studies in the HBLL:

  • HQ Women, Feminism
    • HQ 1101-1115 General
    • HQ 1121-1154 History
    • HQ 1180-1181 Women's Studies
    • HQ 1201-1233 Women-General
    • HQ 1236-1391 Women and the State, Women in Politics, Women in Public Life, Women in Development, Women and Economics
    • HQ 1393-1395 Women and Religion
    • HQ 1397 Women in Science and the Arts
    • HQ 1399 Women and Civilization
    • HQ 1402-1870.9 By Region or Country
    • HQ 1871-2030.7 Women's Clubs, Societies

You'll find HQ call numbers on Level 1, in the center of the building.

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