Core Books

The Women and Gender Studies Core Books database is a project of the Association of College & Research Libraries —Women & Gender Studies Section. Book titles currently in print are selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The project assists librarians in building Women & Gender Studies collections and can also serve as a guide to instructional faculty in selecting available course readings. Core titles are generally considered to be books that a library supporting an undergraduate or master’s degree in Women’s Studies and/or Gender Studies should own. This list is also a great place for students and others to locate books that will provide useful background information on GWS topics.