Core Books – Adding New Records

General steps:

  • Review various sources to identify new core titles to add to your subject area.
  • Login to LibraryThing using login/password information sent via email.
  • Click the Add Books tab in the LibraryThing catalog.
  • Search for the title using ISBN or other search terms (title, author).
  • Select the appropriate match.
  • Edit the record to add the WGSS Core Books information (click “Edit book”).
    • Enter the official subject tag in the Tags field (copy/paste from the list below for accuracy: spacing, capitalization, punctuation matter).
    • Enter “Added 2014 (your subject here)” to the Comments field.
    • Enter “Essential title (your subject here)” to the Comments field if applicable.
    • Enter your name to the Private Comments field.
  • Save the record.

Essential Titles:
Essential title (your subject in parentheses) – This should be what you consider the 5-10 most important titles from your complete list. Think of it as the titles you would most recommend for those who can only afford a minimal number of books in your subject area. Note: Your sense of essential may change; you may update a record to change it from or to essential based on your list of core titles as a whole. 

Subjects (Tags):
Copy/paste these within both the Tags field and within parentheses in the Comments field associated with the year added and/or Essential Titles. Consistency is imperative and you need to double check your Tags listing to be sure an errant capitalization or punctuation issue has not occurred. 

List of subjects/tags:
African women
Aging
Agricultural [development] – International
Agriculture – U.S.
Anthropology and archaeology
Antiquity
Dance
Disabilities
East Asian women
Ecofeminism
Education
Family
Feminist movements in the U.S.
Feminist pedagogy
Feminist theory
Film and television studies
Geography and travel
Girls and girlhood
Health
History – International
History – U.S.
HIV and AIDS
Labor
Language
Latin American women
Law
Lesbian studies
Literature – British
Literature – U.S.
Management
Mass media
Mental health and psychology
Middle Eastern women
Military
Music
Philosophy
Politics – International
Politics – U.S.
Popular culture
Queer studies 
Reference
Religion
Science
Sexual abuse
Sociology
South and Southeast Asian women
Spirituality
Sports
Technology
Theatre
Trans/GNC studies 
Transnational feminism
Visual arts
Women of color