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GSWS 210: Gender Today - Race, Gendered Bodies and Health

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies by email ( or Ask a librarian.

Research process

Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Definitions and theories

Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks to obtain definitions and overviews of a topic and also to identify key authors.

For more, try the side tab, Background information

Tip:  Check out the Further Reading lists at the end of each encyclopedia entry for citations to key works on that topic!

Find books

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue: Advanced keyword

To find a specific book

  Use "Browse by title"

Examples of keyword combinations for some of the research topics

You can limit the result to "books" by using "Resource type" of "Books

If you have found one book that is particularly relevant to your research, but need more, search that book in the library catalogue and use the subject headings associated with that book!

    Selected books

    Browse books in the Library Catalogue using subject headings

    Catalogue Search / Browse then change "Title" to "Subject" and enter your subject term

    Find journal articles

    How to find journal articles

    Search for journal articles on your topic using the databases, below.  From within the database, use the "Get@SFU" icon will to find copies of articles which are not full-text within the database.

    Selected journals

    Presentation skills and writing help

    See the Student Learning Commons for expert and friendly help with academic writing, learning, and study strategies.

    Library guides