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 videorecording
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.