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covers resources for research in women's studies, gender studies, and related fields. For detailed LGBT resources, go here

 

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To understand a feminist theory or get an overview of a feminist topic,  DON'T start with articles, start with encyclopedias. Here are some that are credible, citable, and provide overviews of gender studies issues

 Yes, you can go to Wikipedia, but, remember you can't use it in your paper.  And I've been disappointed sometimes in the coverage of deeper feminist ideas.   

See more of this sort of thing under the "Books" tab.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society - Jodi A. O'Brien (Editor)
Call Number: online
Publication Date: 2008
Sorry for the poor search interface, but this e-pedia will help you get started. Once you do a search, follow the little numbers on the index list for your results.

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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender - Fedwa Malti-Douglas (Editor)
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2007
A little easier to use. Also good overviews.

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Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural and Historical Encyclopedia - Michael S. Kimmel; Amy Aronson
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2003
"Men's Studies" resources are listed separately from "Gender Studies" resources.

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