Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Start Here


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To 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.  



Searching hints: 

  • For the first 3 titles, when you do a search, look for the little numbers beside the Table of Contents to see where your search term appears in the book.
  • For all titles, distinguish between "search this book" vs "search all e-books" boxes before you type in your query. 

Articles and Books, With Search Boxes

Articles Plus covers a huge range of information.

 It's often useful to start there.   

Then, use ALICE if you need books.

ArticlesPlus searches the contents of more than 200 databases all at the same time. 


ALICE lists the books, videos,  magazines, journals, newspapers, & etc. in OU’s libraries.

Other Subject Guides You May Need

These guides will offer more databases and web sites in their respective fields.