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Women's Studies: Getting Started

A library guide for research projects in Women's Studies.

Online Women's Studies Reference Works

A selection of online reference sources on women's studies and related topics. Click on the title to access each work online.

Print Women's Studies Reference Works

A selection of recently published reference books on women and women's studies found in the library. Some contain brief biographies of notable women, while others provide background information and overviews on issues in women's studies. Clicking on a link will provide more information about that title.

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The Research Process

Follow these steps in finding sources and writing a research paper:

  1. Choose and refine your topic.
  2. Find background information on your topic.
  3. Prepare to search by selecting what types of materials to search and what search terms to use.
  4. Find the information.
  5. Evaluate what you find and revise as necessary.
  6. Cite what you use.