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Gender Studies

Information about Library & University Collections services in response to COVID-19

This page contains current information on library closures, loans and fines, support for online learning, online access to teaching resources and how to get further help.

Journals for Gender Studies

Main Library

The Main Library holds the majority of books for Gender Studies. Most of these books are on the 2nd floor or in the HUB Collection on the ground floor.

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Help with all aspects of using the Library, its facilities, services and resources, is available from the Library Helpdesks. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this Subject Guide or on the Library website please do contact them in person, by phone or email.

If you would like help with your literature search or with finding information you can contact us directly.

Key databases for Gender Studies


genderEd creates a virtual space to showcase excellence in teaching, research and Knowledge Exchange Impact in gender and sexuality studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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E-resources trials

The Library regularly arranges trials to new resources. Publishers are usually willing to provide trial access to allow us to use and evaluate a resource before making a decision about purchase.

Access trials

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