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Gender and Sexuality Studies

A subject guide for Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Books and e-books

Explore is UCL's library catalogue. This is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find details such as: library site, collection and shelfmark, when you are looking for print resources. In order to access e-books via Explore, you will always need your UCL user ID and password.


Print books are arranged on the shelves according to their shelfmark. For example:

ANTHROPOLOGY D 47 for works on gender studies.

LITERATURE A 69 FEM for works on literature and gender.


Other collections

  • Art includes Film Studies.
  • History: for individual European countries' political, social and economic history and the Latin American History collection for extensive coverage of Latin American social, political and economic history.
  • Literature: includes books on literary topics not specific to any one language, literary theory, literature translated into English.
  • Philosophy: books and periodicals on European philosophy.
  • Translation Studies: for materials on translation theory, literary translation and specialised translation.
  • Anthropology: materials relating to Spanish and Latin American cultural studies.
  • Geography includes a good collection on French social history.

The Language & Speech Science (LASS) Library holds books and periodicals on the theory and practice of language study. 

School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) library: includes major holdings of the history and literature of East Germany and other German-speaking areas, Finland and the Baltic region.

Stores service

UCL Libraries' off-site store is a closed access collection which houses important research material not currently in high demand. The material at this site will have 'Store' as its location on Explore. Users can request store material for delivery to the Science Library. Users should complete a Store Request Form in order to request material from this location.