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This guide explains how to locate materials on women's and gender studies, which cuts across all disciplines and areas of the collection.
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Reader's Guide to Women's Studies - Eleanor Amico (Editor)
ISBN: 9781884964770
Publication Date: 1997-07-01

Search Strategies

Welcome to the Women's and Gender Studies LibGuide! This interdisciplinary subject reaches across the curriculum at Morton College. Topics related to women and gender could be studied in Psychology, Sociology, English, History, and Nursing, to name only a few subjects. Resources on women and gender can be found all throughout the library and in a variety of databases and websites. This LibGuide is here to help you pursue a research topic in this area and to find the resources that you need.

Because Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary subject, materials are found throughout the library collection. You will find one concentration of these materials in the HQ section of the library. This section encompasses the subejcts of marriage, family, childhood, feminism, women's history, and general women's issues (health, education).

When searching for materials on women or gender in our online catalog or in the databases, try a number of keywords related to your subject in addition to the word "Women" or "Feminism" (Women AND Politics). To get all variations of a word in your search (woman, women, women's), enter only the first few letters and a question mark:

  • Women and Politics
  • Wom? AND Pol? [Books on women and politics, women politicians, women and policy]

When searching for a phrase, use quotation marks around your words:

  • "Global Feminisms"

Not every resource about women will have "women" in the title or even description, so first try to look for your keywords without this term. If necessary, you can narrow it from there. You can also find further materials by viewing the record of a book and clicking on the subject heading that was assigned to it. For example, the book entitled Women in Modern America: A Brief History has the following subject headings:

  • Women-United States-History
  • Women's Rights-United States-History
  • Feminism-United States-History

You can click on any part ("Feminism") or all of the subject headings combined ("Feminism-United States-History") to view all books in the collection with that heading.


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