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Women's & Gender Studies

The Women's & Gender Studies program is part of the Cultural Analysis & Theory department.

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Gender Equality and Development

Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to help students find appropriate materials for doing college level research.

Use the tabs above to navigate the site.

  • Find Articles - Find scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed, popular, and news articles on your research topic.
  • Find Books - Find print and eBooks related to your topic.
  • Find Journals - Find online and print journals in Women & Gender Studies.
  • eReading Room - Familiarize yourself with current research from leading Women & Gender Studies journals.
  • Reference - Find online and print reference materials like dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Websites - Link to Women & Gender Studies associations, organizations, statistics and other websites.
  • Primary Sources - Where to find primary source material.
  • Statistics - Where to look for statistical information.
  • Where Can I Find...? Where to look for the type of information you need.
  • What Do I Do When...? Ways to resolve various search problems.
  • Research Tutorials - Interactive and video tutorials to help you with your research.
  • Citation - Find out about tools and sites that offer help with handling citation.

Remember that Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary subject and as such it might be helpful to check subject guides for related subjects.

Guides on Queer Studies, Men's Studies, etc. are in the works. Want to be involved? Use the feedback box below and let us know.

Some Search Tricks

Here are some easy tricks that can help with your searching:

Putting an AND between words will search for BOTH words on a webpage or in an article.  When you do a normal Google search, you are doing an AND search.

EXAMPLE: immigration and employment will only give you web pages or articles that have both of those words.  This means you will get fewer results, but they should be better results.

Putting QUOTATION MARKS around a phrase will search for web pages or articles that have that exact phrase.  This is a very useful trick.  It will cut down on the number of bad results.  Be careful not to include too many words inside the quotation marks, because that's EXACTLY what will be searched.

EXAMPLE: “genetic engineering” will only give you web pages or articles with that exact phrase.  Other examples are "climate change," "no child left behind," "body image."

An ASTERISK (*) search is very useful when similar words are being used to talk about a topic.  It searches for all the various words using the same root.

EXAMPLE: comput* will give you articles that have the words compute, computer, computing, etc.  Or: educat* will search for educate, education, educator, educators, etc.

Putting an OR between words will give you articles with at least one of the words.  This will give you more results.  It can be useful when you're not sure which word is being used more.

EXAMPLE: fat OR obesity will give web pages and articles that have the word fat.  And it will give you web pages and articles that have the word obesity.

Use (Parentheses) to group multiple search terms together.  You're basically doing TWO searches at the same time.

EXAMPLE: debt and (teenagers or adolescents) will give you web pages or articles that have the words debt and teenagers and web pages and articles that have the words debt and adolescents.


Subject Guide

Jennifer DeVito
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