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GQS 201: Intro to Gender, Queer, and Feminist Studies

About Scholarly Books

A scholarly book is typically:

  • A one-volume work.
  • In-depth treatment to a specialized subject.
  • Written by a scholar in the field.
  • Written mainly for an academic audience.
  • Published by an academic press.

Primo is the best tool to use when searching for scholarly books.  When you see a title that might be relevant to your research, be sure to look at the "item details"  in the catalog record to find out more information about it. 

Take a look at the examples below. Click the link to open the item's record in Primo, for more information. Can you identify which is a scholarly resource?


Searching for Books (and eBooks!)

Use Primo to find resources on your topic at Collins Library and beyond. 

  • When you find an item that seems relevant, look at its subject terms to find similar items. To do this, check the "Item Details" and simply click on one of the subject headings listed in the record for the book; the next screen will list all the books that share this subject term. For this assignment, terms like "Queer theory" or "Intersectionality" are  useful subject terms for identifying scholarly books and articles using this approach.
  • To find the library location of a book's call number, check the library map.
  • To find eBooks, use the filters on the right to limit your results to eBooks (under "Resource Type")