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Pornography

General guide to assist students and faculty in researching pornography.

Library Resources

The Explore RSU Libraries search box on the library website is a great place to start your research. It searches all the library's resources in one place including books/ebooks, journal and news articles, streaming video, and government information. 

These databases are the most relevant in researching the topic of pornography. 

Suggested Keywords

  • Censorship
  • Child pornography
  • Feminist pornography
  • Gay pornography 
  • Human sexuality
  • Internet pornography
  • Obscenity 
  • Pornography and violence
  • Pornography -- Law and legislation
  • Pornography -- Social aspects
  • Sex addiction
  • Sex industry

Books in RSU Libraries are organized by the Library of Congress system that uses letter-number combinations assigned by subject, so that most books about the same subject will be filed together on the shelf. The book collection is located on the 3rd Floor of Stratton Taylor Library.

Pornography is an inter-disciplinary topic that applies to many different fields.  It can be studied from differing perspectives and differing academic disciplines.

Here are the subjects associated with specific call numbers, in case you'd like to browse. However, if you are looking for something specific, searching the library catalog is usually quicker.

BF - Psychology

  • 511 -593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
  • 692  Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior

HQ - Social Sciences -The Family, Marriage, Women, Sexuality

  • 1-2039 The Family, Marriage, Woman
  • 12-449 Sexual Life
  • 19-30.7 Sexual Behavior and Attitudes, Sexuality
  • 31-64 Sex Instruction and Sexual Ethics
  • 71-72 Sexual Deviations
  • 74 Bisexuality
  • 75-76.8 Homosexuality, Lesbianism
  • 77.7-77.9 Transgenderism
  • 79 Sadism
  • 101- 440.7 Prostitution
  • 447 Masturbation
  • 449 Emasculation, Eunuchs, etc.
  • 450-472  Erotica, Pornography
  • 503-1064 The Family, Marriage, Home
  • 755.7-759.92 Family Size, Birth Control, Abortion
  • 767.8-792.2 Children, Child Development
  • 799.5-799.9 Young Men and Women, Adolescence
  • 799.95-799.97 Adulthood
  • 800-800.4 Single People 
  • 801-801.83 Man-Woman Relationships, Dating
  • 806 Adultery
  • 809-809.3 Family Violence
  • 811-960.7 Divorce
  • 961-967 Free Love
  • 981-996 Polygamy
  • 997 Polyandry
  • 998-999 The State and Marriage
  • 1051-1057 The Church and Marriage
  • 1058-1058.5 Sex Role
  • 1088-1090.7 Men
  • 1101-2030.7 Women, Feminism
  • 2042-2044  Lifestyle

HV - Social Sciences - Social Pathology, Social Services, Criminology

  • 6001-7220.5  Criminology

PN - Literature (General)

  • 1993-1999  Motion Pictures

This is a list of some of the books in the library's collection on the topic of pornography.