Library Women and Gender Studies Guide

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This guide is intended to connect you to our library resources and reliable websites to assist you in your research. Click on the tabs above for information on how to find books, articles, streaming videos, citation assistance, and more. Contact your librarian with any questions.

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Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, government documents and more from any of the 5 CAC Libraries and all of the Pinal County Public Libraries.

If the book you want is at a different campus or one of the public libraries, hit the request button and enter your login information. Your barcode is found on your ID (not your 880 number) and your password is the last 4 numbers of your phone number.

Your student or staff ID is your library card. Check out 10 books for 3 weeks and 3 DVDs for 10 days.

Use the call number to find items on the shelf. HQ is the main section but listed below are more.

  • H – Social Sciences
    • HD – Industries. Land use. Labor
      • HD6050-6305 Classes of labor. Including women, children, students, middle-aged and older persons, minorities
    • HQ – The family. Marriage. Women
    • HV – Social pathology. Social and Public Welfare. Criminology
      • HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief
        • HV697-700.7 Families. Mothers. Widow’s pensions
        • HV1442-1448 Women
        • HV1449 Gay men. Lesbians
  • B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    • BJ – Ethics
      • BJ1395 Feminist Ethics
  • K – Law
    • KF – Uniter States
      • KF4758 Legislation and women’s rights
  • P – Language and Literature
    • PR – English Literature
      • PR111-116 Women authors
    • PS – American Literature
      • PS147-152 Women authors

Lists materials from libraries worldwide and can be checked out through InterLibrary Loan. Come and speak to a library staff member to request books.


American Mosaic eBooks

Under Legacy view, search eBooks by keyword under Quick Search. You can also find Women’s Studies under Subject Category.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword.

*Databases and eBooks are available only to CAC students, faculty and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard to access online journal articles and eBooks. In Blackboard, select ‘Library,’ then select ‘Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.’

Instructional Videos

Here are some instructional videos on using your library account online and access the library’s eBooks. You can view more of our instructional videos on our YouTube page.

Journal Articles

Academic OneFile

In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile lets you search in a way that gives you a good overview of the amount of articles on a certain subject.  For example: click on Subject Guide Search and enter gender to auto populate appropriate search terms.  Click on the link for Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject. You can also find Women’s Rights and Gay and Lesbian Rights under Political Science in the Browse by Discipline section.


Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box. OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.

Suggested Search Terms

feminism, feminist theory, women’s studies, women’s rights, gender, gender identity, gender roles, gender differences, ,misogyny, misandry, patriarchy, power, social movements, social justice, glass ceiling, sex discrimination, sexism, LGBTQ, bisexual, cisgender, transgender, transphobia, homophobia, non-binary

CQ Researcher

Search by keyword(s) or browse by topic. You can find the topics Feminism and Sexuality under Social Movements in Browse TopicsLGBT Rights is listed as a popular subject under Hot Topics.

Diversity Studies Collection

From the main page you can search by keyword(s) or subject. Click on Subject Guide Search and enter your term, such as women, to auto populate appropriate search terms.

Gender Studies Collection

The main page gives you an option to sea by keyword(s), or use their Topic Finder to discover the context of your search term.

*Databases and eBooks are available only to CAC students, faculty and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard to access online journal articles and eBooks. In Blackboard, select ‘Library,’ then select ‘Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.’

Issues & Controversies

Search by keyword(s) or browse subjects under All Issues A to Z, which includes Gender Selection of Babies, LGBT Rights, Women in the Military and more.

Issues and Controversies in American History

Search by keyword(s). You can also find the subject Women and Gender in the Subject Index. You can search also by era under the Era Index.

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand

Find full length streaming videos by entering a keyword in the Search box. Click on the triple bar symbol to to view all subjects. Gender & Sexuality is under the subject Psychology.

Ethnographic Video Online

Search this comprehensive collection of videos covering the study of human culture and behavior by keyword(s).

Digital Magazines

Gay Times

Gay Times is the magazine that amplifies the voices of the LGBTQ community. Each month, Gay Times magazine delivers you the latest celebrity interviews and high-quality photo shoots, with plenty of articles to keep you up-to-date on issues affecting the LGBTQ community with hard-hitting comment and opinion.

Instructional Videos

Scroll through to view our research and database instructional videos or check them out on our YouTube page.

Helpful Websites

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU has been fighting for individual rights and liberties for over 90 years.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders

GLAD has been fighting for the legal rights of LGBT and HIV+ people for more than 30 years.

National Women’s Law Center

Since 1972, the NWLC has been fighting to expand the possibilities for women and girls in America.

Here are some reliable websites. Remember that anyone can put information online so it is always important to verify that what you find is accurate and unbiased.

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MLA 8th ed.


Lastname, Firstname and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Edition if needed, Publisher abbreviated, Year published.


Haenfler, Ross. Goths, Gamers and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subculture. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2016.

Journal article from a library database

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, Publication date, pp (if there is no page number, use n.pag). Name of Database, online DOI/ permalink/ URL where found.


McDermott, Jim. “My Inner Zombie: Living with ‘The Walking Dead’.” America, vol. 213, no. 12, 26 Oct. 2015, p. 29. Academic OneFile,

MLA 8th ed handout

MLA 8th ed Citing Images and Tables

APA 6th ed.


Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.


Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language and human culture. New York, NY: Pantheon.

Article from a Magazine or Academic Journal

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication, Month Day if known). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.  {note: no pp. abbreviation here}


Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

APA 6th ed handout

APA 6th ed Citing Images and Tables

Purdue Owl

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is a very respected website that can provide guidance on many of the finer points of citing in MLA, APA 6th ed., or APA 7th ed.


RefWorks is an easy to use citation manager that can help you…

  • Access and manage research information online, from any browser.
  • Import references from CAC Library databases and websites.
  • Generate and format bibliographies in virtually any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) in seconds.

RefWorks is offered free to all CAC students and you can set up your account any time you are ready.  Simply follow the link below and create your account using your campus e-mail address.  After you create your account, RefWorks offers an easy tutorial when you get started.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a librarian or the Learning Center staff with any other questions you might have.

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