Gender Research: Getting Started

This guide points out useful resources for research on gender and related topics, such as sexuality, gender roles, feminism, and cultural influences.

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This guide will help you find books, articles in research databases, visual media, and websites focusing on gender, such as gender roles, identity, biology, and culture.  Click on the tabs above to connect to library resources and beyond to help you get started and find the information you need.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

For more relevant results while searching the library catalog or research databases, use Library of Congress Subject Headings.  In EBSCOHost databases, such as Gender Studies Database, choose "SU Subject Terms" from the "Select a Field" dropdown menu and type your subject term in the search box.

Here are some examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings related to gender:

These subject terms may also be used when conducting subject searches in the library catalog.

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