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Resource Guide:
Biology of Women

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Biology (General)QH 301-705.5
Human AnatomyQM 1-695
Gynecology and ObstetricsRG 1-991
PregnancyRG 551-591
Diseases of the BreastRG 491-499
Biology ReproductionQH 471-489
Conception - Artificial Insemination - ContraceptionRG 133-137.6
Abnormalities and Diseases of the Female Genital OrgansRG 211-483
Personal health and hygiene (includes nutrition)RA 773-788
Physical education and trainingGV 201- 555

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Exercise for Women
  • Anatomy
  • Human Biology
  • Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Sex (biology)
  • Biology - Dictionaries
  • Biology - periodicals
  • Nutrition
  • Pregnancy - nutritional aspects
  • Folic acid in human nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Reproduction - periodicals
  • Reproductive Health
  • Metabolism in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy - Complications
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Heart diseases in women
  • Eating disorders
  • Menstruation

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Body Shots: Hollywood and the culture of Eating DisordersPN 1995.9 .B62 F69 2011
Bodies of Knowledge: sexuality, reproduction, and women's health in the second waveHQ 29 .K58 2010
The Hite report : a nationwide study on female sexualityHQ 29 .H57
Unspeakable losses : healing from miscarriage, abortionRG 648 .K56
In the Patient's Best Interest: women and the politics of medical decisionsRG 103.7 .F57
Women's primary health care : office practice and proceduresRA 564.85 .W687
Alcoholism and Womee-Book
Do you really need surgery? guide to hysterectomy & other procedurese-Book
Women and AIDS coping and caree-Book
Birth by design pregnancy, maternity care, and midwiferye-Book
Understanding menopausee-Book
The official patient's sourcebook on breast cancere-Book
What women need to know from headaches to heart diseasee-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Harvard Women's Health Watch
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Oncology Review
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • OB/GYN News
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Nutrition Journal
  • Eating Disorders Review
  • Hormone Research
  • OB/GYN Clinical Alert
  • Reproduction
  • The International Journal on the Biology of Stress
  • Sexual Science

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives