It helps you locate one book among the hundreds of thousands in the FSU Library.
How do I use it?
Look at the letters at the beginning - these represent the subject section and the floor you need to go to. Call Numbers that begin with A-F are on the 3rd floor, G-Z are on the 4th floor.
Each shelf has a Call Number range. Match the letter(s) to the shelf and then the first set of numbers. Read the first set of numbers as a whole number. e.g. BF1456 = 1,456 and would come after BF145.6
Then match the rest of the Call Number to the labels on the spines of each book.
Book Descriptions From Your Classmates
The descriptions are written by your classmates and the call numbers
are what you use to find the book on the shelves in the library.
Click on the title to read the full description of the book on Goodreads along with reviews from people who have read it.
Call Number: HQ77.9.G39 2010 Temporarily shelved at On Display (1st floor)
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
“This book is about Bornstein’s transformation from a straight male to a lesbian woman. The author also talks about gender and identity using funny, fearless characteristics to explain. But on the other side, it’s also a provocative investigation of society’s understanding of male and female.”
Call Number: HQ77.8.C696A3 2016 Temporarily shelved at On Display (1st floor)
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
“In this book the author recounts her past growing up as a tomboy in Canada’s Yukon. The author discusses the first time she was mistaken for a boy and writes about some experiences [of mistaken identity] such as the first time she was chastised for using the women’s washroom.”
“This is a book about how women’s response in economic situation is different from men’s responses. It will help you understand gender through an economic point of view. It also gives ideas on how women might be more empowered.”
Call Number: HQ77.9.T45 2012 Temporarily shelved at On Display (1st floor)
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
“This book covers topics ranging from underlying sociological concepts of sex, sexual identification, and gender. It discusses experiences of coming out and transitioning and the effect is has on family and friends. It also discusses the differences between transsexualism and lesser known types of transgenderism. This book features men who become women, women who become men and those in between. This is written for everyone including students, family, friends, professors and professionals.”
“By looking at the cover, the book seems to be about an African American woman named Addie Wyatt and her story regarding her actions towards equal rights. Seems to play a very important role and was driven by experiences of discrimination and different hardships experiences in her life. The book looks at all her work, ideas, and accomplishments towards reaching her goal to equality.”
“Four modern American women’s life stories tell us of the feminist movement in 1920 through the 1960s. The women’s movement is traced across years of war, revolution, global depression, and the rise of fascism. The life stories of the four women show how they helped start the women’s movement and succeed in victory through the 1960s. A new perspective of the women’s movement is shown.”
Call Number: BF692.L476 2017 Temporarily shelved at On Display (1st floor)
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
“Neuroscientist Simon Levay questions why children grow up gay or straight. He uses research of the developing body and brain as well as different science laboratory experiments to come to a conclusion.”
Call Number: LC2574.6.E96 2015 Temporarily shelved at On Display (1st floor)
Publication Date: 2015-02-01
“A collection of essays, case studies and research that aim to assist higher education professionals in serving LGBTQ students. It aims to provide examples that have ‘expanded the circle’ of acceptance in higher education.”
“This book is about how men are gendered and how they have these certain “manly” expectations of what a man should be. Explores men of color, gay men, older men and younger men and the different constructs of masculinity. Brings in social roles as well.”
“This book provides a detailed view of how women mostly in minority will utilize the little they have, their collective voting behavior, policies and their role as elected officials to impact American Politics. It’s about Nadia E. Brown and Sarah Allen Gershon’s studies of minority women and how they are similar and dissimilar to other groups of women. They want to explore how they will behave politically.”
“There has never been a woman president [of the United States]. Gender barriers separate women from equal rights. This book shows how women that were more than qualified did not get a place at the white house. The obstacles these women face are throughout the book. This book provides reasons on how women can break through and leave their mark on history in government.”
“The changing role of women and men in shaping American life in education, work, and public/private life.”
Find Books in the Library Catalog
Why would you use a book over an article you can find online? Typically books you find in the college library are nonfiction works; the exception being any Literature or poetry of significance. The library collects books detailing research on various topics you may learn about in your classes. Because they are longer than articles you find online and in the databases, books are great, in-depth sources of information.