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Sexuality & Sexual Behavior: Finding Books

Use Books/Media / OneSearch! to Find Books

Use the Books/Media tab of OneSearch! located on the Rod Library Web page to identify and locate books and other resources about sexuality and sexual behavior.  To ensure that you use appropriate subject terms when you search Books/Media, use the Library of Congress Subject Headings thesaurus which is accessible electronically through the Classification Web (choose the LC Subject Headings option) or in the printed Library of Congress Subject Headings volumes located at Rod Library Reference Collection Z 695 L696. Sex is the official subject heading used for sexuality and for sexual behavior.  Sample headings include:

Dating (social customs)
First sexual experiences

Male homosexuality
Premarital sex
Sex customs
Sex and law
Sex -- Religious
Sex -- Social aspects

Sexual abstinence
Sexual intercourse
Single people -- Sexual behavior
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior
Transgender people

A Keyword search allows you to search for specific words that appear within the title, subject, or notes fields of the online records.  Combine your search words with “sexual*” to broaden your search. 

For example, the Keyword search “sexual* and older people" retrieves over 250 results. A Subject search "older people--sexual behavior" retrieves only about 30 results.  Keyword searching is a powerful feature of the Books/Media system, but a thorough search for information on any subject should include searches using relevant subject headings

Subject Guide