Dr. Ausherman provided an Alternative Book List at the end of the class syllabus. You can search for books BY TITLE in the Scholar Online Catalog or in the OhioLINK Catalog.
Below are direct links to the item records for the books in Scholar and/or OhioLINK. If a book is not available from the CSU Libraries, then you can request a copy from another academic library using OhioLINK.
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future / Riane Eisler
The Lenses of Gender / Sandra Lipsitz Bem
In A Different Voice / Carol Gilligan
Stranger at the Gate / Mel White
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised a Girl / John Calapinto
Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development / Richard A. Isay
Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey into Female Genital Circumcision / Hanny Light-foot Klein
The Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion / Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer
Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape / Susan Brownmiller
Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism / Daphne Patai
A Question of Choice: The Lawyer Who Won Roe v. Wade / Sarah Weddington
Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, & Creative Lives / Frank Sulloway
Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex / Pat Califia
The Mind Has No Sex?: Women in the Origins of Modern Science / Londa Schiebinger
Femininity / Susan Brownmiller
The Whole Woman / Germaine Greer
BACKLASH: The Undeclared War on Women / Susan Faludi
Woman: An Intimate Geography / Natalie Angier
Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, & Mind / M. Belenky, B. Clinchy, N. Goldberger, & J. Tarule
The Tyranny of the Majority / Lani Guinier
Iron John: A Book About Men / Robert Bly
The Affairs of Men / Harvey Kaye
Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man / Susan Faludi
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands: Studies in African Homosexualities / Edited by Stephan Murray & Will Roscoe
Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft / Paul Boyer & Stephen Nissenbaum
In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth / Tikva Frymer-Kensky
The Journal of Hildegard of Bingen / Barbara Lachman
That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist / Sylvia Boorstein
Islam: Origins-Practices-Holy Text-Scared Persons / Matthew Gordon
Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today / Margot Adler
The Gnostic Gospels / Elaine Pagels
Sacred Sexuality: Living the Vision of the Erotic Spirit / George Feuerstein
When God Was a Woman / Merlin Stone
Not in God’s Image: Women in History from Greeks-Victorians / Julia O’Faolain & Lauro Martines (Eds)
The Once and Future Goddess / Elinor Gadon
The Michael Schwartz Library provides access to BOOKS in the traditional paper/print format. The Library also provides access to EBOOKS, which may be viewed full text online on your computer, laptop, or tablet.
Paper books are arranged on the shelves of the Michael Schwartz Library by Library of Congress Call Number. To find a book on the shelf, you need to know its location, call number, and status.
See Understanding Call Numbers for more help.
To borrow books from the Michael Schwartz Library, you must present your CSU I.D. (Viking Card). Books are checked out at the User Services Center on the 1st floor of the Library. Please see the Borrowing Books & Other Materials page for information.
If you are searching for books, then use the following resources to find them:
Scholar Online Catalog (CSU Libraries only)
OhioLINK Library Catalog (CSU Libraries + Ohio college and university libraries)
eBook Collections (Some are freely available; others are available only to current CSU faculty, staff, and students because the Michael Schwartz Library pays for them.)
The boxes below contain more information about each resource. See the eBooks tab of this Research Guide for information about eBooks specifically.
Scholar is the online catalog of the CSU Libraries. For every item that the Michael Schwartz Library or the Law Library owns, a summary or description is created and is added into the Scholar Online Catalog.
Use Scholar to search for BOOKS and for other items, like DVDs, videos, CDs, eBooks, government documents, and the TITLES of journals, magazines, and newspapers available in the CSU Libraries' collections.
You can search for items a number of ways, including by Title, Author, Keyword, or Subject.
The Michael Schwartz Library is a member of OhioLINK, which is a consortium of about 90 university and college libraries in Ohio.
The OhioLINK Library Catalog is the online catalog of the member libraries. As a CSU student, you can borrow books and other materials from OhioLINK member libraries.
If a book or other item you need is not available at the CSU Libraries, then search in the OhioLINK Library Catalog to check if it is available from another location.
You can search for items several ways, including by Keyword, Title, Author, and Subject. An Advanced Search is also available.
You can request items from other libraries to be sent to the Michael Schwartz Library or any other OhioLINK library member for pickup. Just click on the green Request button, and then enter and submit the required information. It usually takes 3-5 working days for an item to arrive via OhioLINK. You will receive an email informing you when an item has arrived, or you can login to My Account to view the status of a requested item. Please see the OhioLINK Materials section of the Borrowing Books & Other Materials page for more information.