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Gender and Women's Studies: Basic Info

A guide to general research in gender and women's studies

Gender and Women's Studies Research

This guide is designed to help Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff find and use library resources in Gender and Women's Studies.

If you don't find what you need or need more help with your research, please don't hesitate to contact Alex Chappell, the GWS librarian, for an appointment.

 

 

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Finding Basic Information

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources to help you discover basic information—names, dates, definitions, summaries, etc.—about women, gender, and feminism can be found in the Reference section in Honnold/Mudd Library. Many of the reference works will be in the HQ section. If you are looking for something specific, try using the Library Search or ask the GWS librarian.

Keywords and synonyms

Remember that whenever you are researching anything involving gender | sexuality | ethnicity | race that the terms change frequently.

Don't just rely on the words/terms you prefer!

Just a few of the keywords used in gender and women's studies research (the * will tell a database to find all forms of the word)

abnormal sexualit*

asexual*

bisexual*

dyke*

feminin*

feminis*

gay*

homosexual*

homosocial

intersex*

lesbian*

masculin*

non-heteronormative

queer*

transgender*

transsexual*

women*

girl*

Art & FGSS/GWS Librarian

Alexandra Chappell