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Starting points for research in Gender Studies.

Selected Feature Films

Collins Library includes a growing collection of LGBTQ cinema on DVD. You can also request DVDs from SUMMIT and other libraries via ILL.

Selected Documentary Films


The library has a film collection that includes documentaries and feature films related to many gender studies topics. Do a keyword search on your topic in Primo Search and choose "Video" (top menu) to see which films are available.

Search Video in Primo

Other ways to use Advanced Search:

  • Search by author/creator if you know the director's name
  • Search by title if you know the film title
  • Limit the Material Type to Film & Video 

Streaming Media: Academic Video Online (AVON)

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Academic Video Online is a streaming video service, which provides access to a broad spectrum of educational and documentary content, spanning subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

The following Channels provide a selection of documentaries and other videos on the topics of gender and sexuality hosted through AVON.

Streaming Media: Kanopy

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Kanopy is a streaming video service for libraries and educational institutions that provides library users, students, faculty, and staff access to a large collection of films.



Films streamed on Kanopy are provided to the Puget Sound community for classroom and educational purposes only. Films that have been licensed for use by the University of Puget Sound are immediately available on the Kanopy platform. If a film has not been licensed for use, you may submit a Kanopy request form and the library will consider the request.

Need Help?

This subject guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you. If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Katy!

Katy Curtis, Humanities Librarian
Schedule an appointment
tel: (253) 879-3672
office: Collins Library 140

If you can't find Katy, remember there are several ways to get help with your research

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