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Women's and Gender Studies

A handy research guide for the wide-ranging topics of Women's and Gender Studies. This guide is not comprehensive and resources are continually being added to better support your learning, teaching and research.

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Carina Chernisky is the Librarian for the Social Sciences division. Contact her for one-on-one guidance.
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Gender Studies Certificate

Did you know that UHWO offers a certificate in Gender Studies? If you'd like to learn more about that and see program sheets, go to this page

Identifying a Topic

Before you start thinking about topics, it's important that you understand your assignment guidelines. Thoroughly read through any instructions that were given to you and your syllabus, noting any restrictions and/or suggestions. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your instructor.

Brainstorm Topics

Consider your course, and its larger field of study - what about it interests you?

Review your textbook and note any chapters or subjects that you'd like to investigate further.

What's happening in the world today that significantly impacts YOU? Through the lens of your course and assignment, how might you explore it? Utilize CQ Researcher to browse trending issues.

Starting Your Research

Reference sources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, are a great place to start your research because their articles provide a broad overview of your topic. From these sources, you can extract keywords for further searching.

This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to give you an idea of what is available.

Electronic Reference Books

Print Reference Books at the UHWO Library

Our reference collection (print) is located on the second floor. Look for the shelf marked REFERENCE. These books are for library-use only. Generally speaking, items related to the topic of Gender Studies have call numbers in the range of HQ, so start in that area if you're browsing. Listed below are some of the titles you'll find in our Reference Collection.