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Library Catalogue

  • Use Library Search to search for books, journals and online resources
  • Key class marks are: Sociology HM-HX; Women's studies HQ
    However, note that due to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, relevant books may also be found in other sections.
  • Use the floor plan guide to locate material or ask a member of staff. 

Course books

The Course Collection (ground floor) holds multiple copies of essential course texts.

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

The Library contains many  printed dictionaries, directories and encyclopaedias which cover all aspects of gender studies. They are useful for checking facts and figures, providing definitions of terminology and offering brief overview articles. Some of them are for reference use only,  while others may be borrowed. To locate them search by keyword on Library Search. You can refine your search by choosing the genre dictionaries or dictionaries and encyclopedia from the left handside of the screen once you have run your search. Examples of online dictionaries include:


The Library has a growing number of ebooks. They are accessible to LSE staff and students by using their network username and password.  Major collections include: