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Contact info

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

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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.

Find books in the Library

The Library Catalogue provides access to books, journal articles, videos, government documents and much more. 

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue, either the Basic or the Advanced search

Note: In the searches below, search results can be limited to "Resource type" of "Books", and by "Subject"

Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words

Use pulldown menu and select, "Source Types" as "Books"

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

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!



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Subject headings

Use "Browse by subject" to find books by topic (use the pull-down menu and change "title" to "subject"). Also try searching for "Subject heading" -- [country or region]

Find journal articles

How to find journal articles
Search for journal articles on your topic using the databases, below. 
Use the "Get@SFU" icon will to find copies of articles which are not full-text within the database or to request the article through Inter-Library Loans.



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United Nations

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