Information on the subject of human sexuality will be useful in a Biology, Health Occupations, Psychology, or Sociology degree or certificate program, for additional or supplemental information for any course or program, for research projects that focus on topics in the subject, or for personal interest, enjoyment, and enrichment. Human sexuality is studied from differing perspectives and differing academic disciplines.
This research guide provides recommended resources in these four categories merely for convenience in organizing the vast amount of information available. Most scholars and experts recommend studying human sexuality using an integrated approach, combining or comparing findings from all these perspectives, Other subjects also find sexuality an interesting and worthwhile focus of research, study, or expression, such as anthropology, art, history, literature, music, pop culture, theater, and more. However, this guide will only present recommended resources in the four categories listed above.
Visit the tabs across the top of the page to review library resources and materials available in each of these study areas.
These are some of the search words that students may need for a research project. Other words may be useful in addition to those listed below. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas. When searching in online research databases, be sure to look for the subject headings that are assigned to relevant articles, and to use those terms in your searches.
Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Try words for specific issues relevant to the topic.Try both technical and common usage words. Try names of relevant places or persons.
College of the Redwoods Library Call Numbers
Books in College of the Redwoods library are filed by the Library of Congress system that uses letter-number combinations assigned by subject, so that most books about the same subject will be filed together on the shelf. HSU Library uses this same system, and so do most colleges and universities in the United States. Browse the titles on the shelf in the sections listed below for relevant research topics.
BF - PSYCHOLOGY
H – SOCIAL SCIENCE
Q - SCIENCE
RC – MEDICINE
Public (or County) Library Call Numbers
Most public or county libraries in the United States will use the Dewey Decimal system, which uses numbers, and each number section represents a subject, so that books about the same subject are filed together on the shelf. Below are listed some number sections that are relevant to this subject.
306 CULTURE & INSTITUTIONS
610 MEDICAL SCIENCE
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