To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. For example:
gender and "media portrayal"
Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You can limit your search by using AND and adding more keywords to retrieve resources that have both words in the record. For example:
media AND communication
Use OR to broaden your search to find material related to similar keywords in the one search:
gender AND (media OR "mass media" OR television OR TV)
Refer to the search tips for details on how to search on the library catalogue effectively. These tips also work with databases.
Another way to navigate the catalogue is to use the hyperlinked subject headings in item records. Once clicked on, these headings will show you related subjects around your area and the all the books that the library has related to that subject. Refer to the images below.
Below is a selected list of subject headings you can use to navigate the library catalogue more efficiently. Click on the links to view all book titles the library has on specific subjects.
|Androgyny (Psychology)||Human body - Philosophy|
|Bisexuality in literature||Marginality, Social|
|Cross-cultural studies||Queer theory|
|Discourse analysis - Social aspects||Sex differences (Psychology)|
|Feminist theory||Sex discrimination|
|Gay couples||Sex in popular culture|
|Gays - Legal status, laws, etc||Sexual ethics|
|Gay Liberation Movement||Transgenderism|
|Gay parents||Transgender people|
|Homosexuality and art|
As well as search the library catalogue, you can browse the library shelves at the following call numbers:
|Ethics of sex & reproduction (including homosexuality, bisexuality, etc.)|
|Gender identity (including social aspects)|
|Sociology of gay men|
|Social role of women|
|Sociology of women|
|305.90664||Sociology of gays, Gay Liberation Movement|
|Culture, cultural anthropology, cultural studies relating to globalisation, post-modernism & celebrity|
|Cultural dictionaries & encyclopedias|
|Sexuality, transgression, etc.|
|306.766||Homosexuality, queer theory|