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SOC 11 (Hirose) - Sociology of Gender: Books & Videos

Why Books?

A book can provide in-depth information about all aspects of a topic. Browse the table of contents for relevant chapters. If the table of contents is not detailed enough, check the index referring to the keywords you identified in your background reading. You may then just cite the chapters you use in your References list.

Searching the LPC Library Catalog for Books

Advanced Search

A search in OneSearch may bring up books, ebooks, DVDs, and streaming videos. It will also retrieve articles from the LPC Databases.


Sample search terms:     

  • gender
  • gender and sociology
  • gender and society
  • group identity
  • "sex role"
  • "sex differences"
  • "gender identity" 
  • sexism
  • homosexuality
  • stereotypes and media    
  • "sexual harassment"  
  • women and "social conditions"
  • men and "social conditions"
  • "gays and the performing arts"
  • masculinity and socialization
  • femininity and socialization
  • "gender identity" and socialization


  • Access ebooks by searching the library's online catalog or going directly to the EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
  • You can read the ebooks online or print the maximum allowed.
  • If you are using the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to login with your W# and library password (same as your CLASS-Web password).

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​​CSU, East Bay 

  • Students with valid LPC IDs may check out books from CSUEB


  • A consortium of over 40 CA and NV academic and public libraries
  • Free, available through Livermore Public, Alameda County, and Pleasanton Public Libraries
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  • UC Libraries
  • Plan weeks ahead for any interlibrary loan requests