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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Grassroots Feminist Activism: Finding Books

How to find resources related to grassroots feminist activism. Created for the the Feminist Activist Academy in conjunction with the Women's Resources Center.


  • Online Library Catalog - Look here to find books, magazines or journals containing articles that you need, DVDs, and many other resources. Start with our local library catalog to search the 10 million volumes we have on this campus. In addition to these resources, you can connect to over 70 other libraries in Illinois using the I-Share catalog and request books be sent to you.

    When you find something you want in the catalog, write down the following:
    Location - in which library the item is kept (or libraries, if we have multiple copies)
    Call Number - this number is essential for finding the item on the shelf
    Status - is it available for you to check out? (Note that "non-circulating" means an item must be used inside that library and cannot be checked out.)
    Hint: Catalogs are used for two purposes: (1) If you know exactly what you are looking for - an exact title or author - you can use the catalog to locate your material (this works for book titles and journal titles); (2) You can also use catalogs to discover material that might be helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching.


  • WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan - The places to verify citations for books and request books and articles you cannot find elsewhere.

Feminist Activism

Grassroots Activism

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