Women's & Gender Studies: Books & eBooks

The Monash University Library Subject Guide for Women's & Gender studies.


Books & eBooks at Monash University Library


Monash University Library has +2 million books, and +1 million online ebooks in our collections. 

The best way to find books and ebooks is by using Library Search.

Finding an item in the Library

All items in Monash Library have Call Numbers to organise them on the shelf. You can find every item's call number in the Details tab when using Library Search. Staff at the Information Point can help with any problems.

Some useful Call Numbers for topics in Women's Studies & Gender Research are:

305.3         People by gender or sex (role/identity)
305.4         Women
305.42       Women's movements and feminism
306.3615   Sexual division of labour
306.7         Sexuality
306.762     Asexuality
306.764     Heterosexuality
306.765     Bisexuality
306.766     Homosexuality
306.7662   Male homosexuality (gay men)
306.7663   Lesbianism
306.768     Transgenderism and Transsexualism
306.7685    Intersexuality
323.34       Women - Civil and political rights
364.1532   Sexual assault
364.082     Gender and crime

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Books & eBooks


   Books vs eBooks  


What the difference between using a books or using ebooks for my assignment? 

Answer: None! One is online, and the other is in your hand, but they're both great academic sources.

Just like books, ebooks are academic sources, and great to use for your assignments and study. What you find on the shelves and what you find on the View It tab in Search are both books, you just read them in a different way. 

Monash University Library has +1 million ebooks, so you're likely to see a lot of them when you use Search. 

Finding books on Search


Search also finds lots of other resources, so to look just at books and ebooks, you need to use filters.

On the left side of the search results page, you will find Refine Results. Click 'Books' to see only books and ebooks.

Limit search by Date

Search by Date

One of the best ways to narrow a search is to change the Date

Unless you really want to find items from 1700 - or earlier! - onwards, either drag the bar or type in dates closer to the present to end up with fewer (and likely more relevant) results.


By limiting search crim* to 2000 - 2016: