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Collection Development for Women's & Gender Studies at the Boston College Libraries

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Scope & Collecting Emphases

Guide to the Women's & Gender Studies Collection

This collection serves the needs of the Boston College Women & Gender Studies Program. The Women & Gender Studies Bibliographer selects materials based on user requests, curricular needs and knowledge of the discipline.

Disciplinary Scope & Collecting Emphases

The Women & Gender Studies Collection supports a wide range of research and teaching interests in Women & Gender Studies at Boston College.  Curriculum and faculty research needs dictate collection strengths and areas of growth.  The collection focuses most heavily on history, communication, religion, literature, politics, sociology, economics and international relations in relation to women and gender.


Curriculum and faculty research needs dictate collection strengths and areas of development.  Major scholarly presses, such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, University of Chicago Press, and Johns Hopkins University Press are preferred.  And commercial publishers such as Routledge, Palgrave Macmillian, and Blackwell are also frequently selected. In addition, selections are made from smaller scholarly presses to fill out the collection.