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Comm215: Constructing Gender 2021: Books

Books search within OneSearch

The search box below defaults to searching only our book collection, including books at Roanoke College and e-books.

Book searching tips in OneSearch


What you are searching: Records representing every book, DVD, journal, etc., in our library and Roanoke College’s library. Our 100,000+ e-books are also included.These records contain:

·         Title/Author/Location/Call Number/Subject Headings/Table of Contents (sometimes)

Begin with a Keyword (or Word) search. Do NOT begin with a subject search (unless using one of the subject headings below).

·         Keywords = terms important to your topic, NOT words such as of, then, where, what, etc.

·         Upon finding a relevant book, look at the book’s subject headings. If there is a relevant subject heading, click on it, and follow the subject heading to other books on your topic.

·         A few subject headings of interest are listed here:

Women in organizations

Media Portrayal of Women

Sex discrimination in employment

Sex role in mass media

Women – employment

Sex role on television

Sex role in the work environment

Women on television

Women in journalism (or another field)

Women in mass media

Women executives

Women in advertising


Sex in advertising


·         Log in and use the Request this Item icon to get books from Roanoke College or the Library Annex.

·         Browse the call number range where you find book(s) of interest.

·         If you find a book without a call number, it is an online book. Follow the links to view the book online.

Google Books

Try searching the full text of books with Google Books. You’ll get results, almost guaranteed (whether they’re relevant is another story!).

  • Remember that you are searching full text. You will want to include more specific search terms.
  •  Most pre-1923 books will be available full-text as PDFs. Post-1923 books (because of copyright restrictions) will only let you view a small number of pages or a snippet of text.
  •  If you’ve found a title of interest, search for the title in our catalog, or use the Google link, “Find this book in a library” to see if we have it.
  • Use the “References from Web Pages” and “References from scholarly works” linked at the bottom of the “about this book” page.

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