Printed collections in UCL Library Services are described below. There is also information about
electronic resources including:
Materials for gender studies are distributed amongst several collections in
UCL's libraries. Holdings and location are given on the catalogue
Senate House Library, Malet Street allows access and borrowing
rights to UCL staff and students; a separate Library card will be issued.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Library,
Malet Street, allows access and borrowing rights to UCL students registered on the MA Gender Studies
course at UCL.
Other academic libraries have significant amounts of relevant material and
allow reference use only, at any time, to UCL taught-course students. These
College, Goldsmiths College,
School of Advanced Study, and
University of Westminster. The
Women's Library at London Metropolitan
University allows public access. Academic library catalogues for the London
area can be searched globally at the
M25 Libraries website.
Most of UCL's Libraries use the Garside classification scheme for arranging books on the shelves.
A typical classmark for an open-access book will consist of the name of a collection (indicating a
section of the library) followed by letters and numbers denoting its classified position on the
shelves in that collection;
e.g. LITERATURE A 23 WYA for a book on aging and gender in literature by an author whose last name
Videorecordings and DVDs are shelved in acquisition order in the foyer adjacent
to the Main Library
Issue Desk. They can be searched on the Library catalogue
eUCLid. The home page has a search option
'Audiovisual'. Most films can be borrowed, and most are on 2-day loan status.
on display but discs have to be requested at the Issue Desk in service hours.
Videos are on open access. Video/DVD
Headsets and remote controls may be borrowed from the Issue Desk during service
Many titles include material on gender studies. Journals (also referred to
as 'periodicals') are shelved by subject, near the corresponding book collection.
The exception is the HUMANITIES PERIODICALS
collection, which covers several subjects, and is shelved in the Main Library,
Articles in journals that cannot be borrowed may be
photocopied in the Library, subject to the
requirements of the Copyright Act. Runs of
ceased titles and back runs of some titles on current subscription, are kept in Stores at Wickford (closed access). eUCLid will tell you exactly where any volume of any title is held.
Titles of journals (but not contents) can be searched on the catalogue. Contents
of journals can be searched using printed indexes issued with individual titles,
or by using one of several databases to
which the Library provides access, or by accessing the electronic version of
the journal, where
available (see below). Relevant titles include Feminist Review, Gender & History,
Men & Masculinities, Nora: Nordic Journal of Women's Studies, Signs: Journal
of Women in Culture and Society, Women's Studies International Forum.
available in other institutional libraries nearby include Feminist Studies
(LSE, Birkbeck, Senate House, SOAS), Feminist Theory (LSE), Journal of Gender
Studies (LSE, Senate House), Women: a Cultural Review (Birkbeck, KCL, Senate
House). You can search for titles in a Union
Catalogue of the serials
holdings of libraries within the University of London group.
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Material held in electronic form is available to registered members of UCL:
for most resources you will need your UCL ID/password for computing services
in order to gain access.
Most of our electronic resources are available within our electronic gateway,
Metalib. To use e-resources from home, enter Metalib from UCL Library Services
home page, and login. A leaflet on Metalib's facilities is available in print
Note: eUCLid and Metalib are separate systems.
To log into your record on eUCLid you need your library barcode number (on
your UCL ID card) plus your 4-character PIN.
To log into Metalib you need your UCL ID plus your password.
Indexes and Abstracts
Full list of library
Among the databases which the Library offers are these which contain a significant
amount of material relevant to gender studies. See the Complete list for brief
details of content.
Art Full Text
Arts & Humanities
Current Contents Connect
Dictionary of National Biography
International Bibliography of Social
FIAF, International FilmArchive
MLA International Bibliography
Web of Science
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Web of Science - Social Sciences
Electronic journals web page
Several thousand e-journals are available. Start from the list on the Library’s
web page where you will find access arrangements for each title. Electronic
journals for which we also have a print subscription are indicated on eUCLid.
Others are not, so you must use the e-journals list to see the full range.
They are listed alphabetically and by subject. There is no single index to
the contents of all the e-journals available at UCL.
From Autumn 2008, e-journal titles will be listed within Metalib, our e-resources
gateway. This will enable you to access them online from outside UCL, and to
add titles to your own virtual list of favourite resources.
Other internet resources
Association of Research Libraries
Studies Section - US-based website, selected resources
Bulletin Board for Libraries
- UK-based website, selected resources
- selected databases
Institute for Communication Studies
, University of Leeds -
popular culture and social theory
'The Men's Bibliography'
- online compilation
University of California at Berkeley
bibliographies on women's studies in international and area studies
Voice of the Shuttle
- selected resources
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Information about other libraries and links to
their library catalogues.
Please check other libraries' access requirements before visiting. Apart from
University of London college libraries, most academic libraries do not permit
access to UCL students during term-time (except University of Westminster).
Please note that libraries other than the home institution usually do not
lend short loan materials to reference-only visitors, even for use on-site.
Films may come into that category.
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For further assistance in using UCL Libraries, visit the Main Library Enquiry Desk, which is in the
room near the Issue Desk. It is staffed from 9:30-17:30 during Mon-Fri during term-time (shorter hours
during vacations. The subject librarian for Gender Studies is Diana
Herman, Room 103 in the Main Library, telephone extension 32612 or 020 7679 2612. Other site
libraries also provide assistance in use of their collections.
UCL MA Gender Studies programme website
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