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Resource Guide:
Biology of Women

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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
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 Womene-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

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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

Selected Websites and Digital Archives