Gender studies embraces a range of disciplines, from the Humanities to the Social Sciences. Traditionally all specific disciplines have their own book collections, therefore the interdisciplinarity of this field of research is a challenge to both librarian and library user.
One of the most interesting collections for Gender is the Gender Studies section in the general collection ALG 02.60. You can find it next to the service desk of the University Library City Center.
Most literature dealing with gender is related to a specific discipline, corresponding to one of the many collections available in open shelves at the library buildings in both the City Centre and the Utrecht Science Park (Uithof). There is also a large collection in closed shelves, that can be found and requested for consultation or lending through WorldCat.
Once you're in front of the cabinet, the spines
of the books have a longer code. A code may look like this:
ALG: 02.60 20 *2016gb.
This is the book Breathing Matters by Magdalena Górska.
ALG: General Humanities (collection)
02.60: Gender Studies (section)
20: Theory on Gender Studies (subsection)
*2016gb: publication year + author (g) and title of the book (b)
At Utrecht University Library, publications in the field of Gender Studies are in proportion more digital than printed:
You can find all links and explanation about these search engines hereabove under the tab Search engines.
In each geographical region, look for these specific aspects: