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Gender Studies: Books

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Useful reference works

 Reference Books

These are books that are not loanable and may only be used in the library, for example, encyclopaedias and dictionaries. Most of UKZN reference books are identified by the  letter 'R' preceding the dewey number on the spine.

Some Online reference books

  1. Oxford English Dictionary (Online)

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica

  3. Africa Yearbook Online 

  4. New Encyclopedia of Africa 

Some key reference books in print :

Print and electronic books

            
 
 Books are a good place to start when searching for information. They often provide a good overview of a subject e.g. textbooks teach the basics of a subject, leaving students to supplement this by wider reading.
 
UKZN Libraries have an extensive collection of print and electronic books. You may borrow print items from the library using your student card and access electronic books via the Library webpage under 'Electronic Resources'.  Print books are arranged on the shelves in number order.


It is important to use the iCatalogue, as your books could be shelved at a range of numbers in the library.

FINDING MATERIALS USING THE iCATALOGUE

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Shelf numbers of Gender Studies books @ UKZN Libraries

UKZN library books are shelved by numbers according to the Dewey Decimal System - these shelf numbers keep related books together on the shelf by subject. You can follow the numbers to find a family of related books all together on the shelf.

 

The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to search the library catalogue. However the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves:

Number

Subject

155.3

Psychology of the sexes

301.4

Social structure

301.41

The sexes and their relationships / sexuality

301.412

Women / Feminism

301.4121-4129

Special aspects of women’s role and function

301.4157

Homosexuality

301.42

Marriage and family

301.426

Family planning

301.427

Interfamily relationships

304.11

Men – social role and function / Masculinity

305.3

Gender

305.31

Men

305.4

Women

305.42

Feminism

306.76

Sexual orientation

320.34

Civil and political rights of women

323.34

Women – civil and human rights / women’s rights

324.3

Women – political rights

324.623

Women’s suffrage

345.0285

Abortion

355.4082

Women in combat

362.8

Problems of other groups and their relationships

362.82

Families

362.83

Unmarried mothers

612.6

Reproduction, development, maturation / human

809.933522

Women – literature – history and criticism

 

 

eBooks

The library has a growing collection of electronic books. Most text books are currently not available electronically. The iLink catalogue will provide the URL where online access is available.
 
Some examples of links to collections of electronic books are listed below:

Academic Reserves

Prescribed and recommended books in high demand are placed on Academic Reserves. A two hour loan period is available in order to provide access to as many people as possible. Material may not be removed from the library but may be borrowed overnight or for weekends from 3pm on Fridays and must be returned on Monday by 9 am.

Be warned! Late material is subject to heavy fines!

What if a book is not available in the library?

UKZN Library offers an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) facility through which books can be borrowed from other libraries in the country if available. Most times there is no charge for borrowing a book. Copies of journal articles may also be requested and if it cannot be scanned and emailed there is a fee for this.

Forms are available for filling in or email the relevant ILL office.

On the national system SABINET, the collection SACat indicates what books are in which library in the country.

For more information please consult the following ILL guides:

New books

Recommend new books to be ordered by sending the titles to me by e-mail.


Click the link below to view the fortnightly list of new books.

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