To identify books on your topic, search the Library Catalogue using the keyword option. The books in the library are located on floors 6 through 10. Reference and Reserve books are located on the 2nd floor. With a few exceptions, books are shelved according to an alphanumeric sequence of call numbers.
Most LGBTQ+ Studies books are located in the HQ 74 – HQ 77 call number range on the 7th floor.
If you do not have a specific author or title of a book, and you do not know the Library of Congress Subject Heading, search the Library Catalogue by Keyword(s) option.
Useful topics that relate to LGBTQ+ Studies:
(Note: the LIbrary of Congress subject heading Transsexuals is used instead of Transgendered.)
In general, you can find titles related to LGBTQ+ Studies in the following call number ranges:
|Homosexuality||HQ 75 – 76|
|Gay men||HQ 75.7|
|Lesbians||HQ 75.3 – 75.53|
|Sex roles and gender||HQ 1075|
|Men’s studies||HQ 1088 – 1090|
|Feminism||HQ 1101 – 2030|
|Women’s studies||HQ 1100 – 2030|
Use keyword to find your topic.
example: gender and video recording
Use Keywords to Search Ryerson Library's Catalogue for Books and eBooks.
Your keywords are the main concepts or ideas of your paper.
For example the keywords for a paper on “youth employment in Canada” would be:
Use synonyms: Often there are multiple ways to express the same concept. For example these synonyms mean essentially the same thing – make sure to use them:
employment can also be:
Use “AND” and “OR”: By bridging your truncated keywords and synonyms with the capitalized search words “AND” and “OR” (known as Boolean operators), you can search for multiple concepts effectively.