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Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies information resources: Background information

An effective search strategy is to start by finding an overview of the topic by using reference sources.  Look for encyclopedias, directories, biographical dictionaries, chronologies or handbooks.  These can assist by identifying key theories, ideas, authors, and sources of information.  The following resources are particularly useful for issues of importance providing for gender, sexuality and women's studies. 

Selected reference works

Selected encyclopedias and handbooks

Feminism

    Gender / Sexuality

    Women from around the world

    Other topics

    Biographical

    Chronologies