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Useful Call Numbers


In Gender Studies: HQ1088-1090.7
In Education: LC1390

Women and Feminism

In Historical Biography: CT3200-9999
In Gender Studies: HQ1101-2030.7
In Social Services: HV1442-1448
In Education: LC1401-2572

Trans* People, Nonbinary Gender, and Gender Diversity

In Gender Studies: HQ77

Sex Roles

In Gender Studies: HQ1075-1075.5
In Education: LC212.9-212.93

Useful Search Terms

Effective searches use the best keywords and subject headings for the topic at hand. Below are some recommendations for gender studies.

Gender (generally)

Gender Studies
Gender Equality
Gender Identity
Gender Mainstreaming
Transgender people
Sex role in [art, literature, music, education...]
Sex in [advertising, mass media...]
Sex discrimination

Related to Women

Women's Rights
Feminist Movement
Feminist Theory
Political Lesbianism
Women's Health
Post feminism
Women's Studies
Teenage Girls
Women in [mass media, development...]

Related to Men

Men's Studies


    Diversity Research Guides

    Core Databases

    • Academic Search Complete
      Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, which allows you to find articles focused on gender issues from a variety of subject areas at once. Includes many fulltext articles.
    • Project MUSE
      Collection of close to 250 full-text journals covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and more.
    • JSTOR
      Provides access to articles published more than 2 years ago in over 100 scholarly journals.
    • Databases by Subject
      Search for gender topics in general databases for history, sociology, political science, and more to find scholarly articles.

    Core Reference

    American Men: Who They Are and How They Live
    Reference Collection: HQ1090.3 .A457 2006

    Chronology of Women's History
    Reference Collection: HQ112 .O47 1994

    The Dictionary of Feminist Theory
    Reference Collection: HQ1115 .H86 1995

    Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
    Reference Collection: HQ1115 .E54 2009

    Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America
    Reference Collection: HQ76.3.U5 L495 2004

    Encyclopedia of Women's Health
    Online encyclopedia; print version also available
    Reference Collection: RA778 .A494 2009

    Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology: volume 1 and volume 2
    Online encyclopedia

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
    Online encyclopedia

    Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology
    Reference Collection: HQ1075 .R43 2009

    Women's Rights in the United States: A Documentary History
    Reference Collection: HQ1236.5 .U6 .W68 1994

    Useful Websites

    Political Advocacy Groups: Directory of U.S. Interest Groups
    Either refer to the list of all subjects covered by this source, or see specifically the page for Men and Women.

    Research Guides by Pullman Librarians
    See guides to research resources for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

    Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (WSU Pullman)

    Washington Women's History Consortium
    This site provides a central site for accessing the special collections in Washington state, providing primary documents in women's history.

    Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Site
    A selective annotated list of websites containing resources and information about women's studies.

    WSSLINKS Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
    Provides access to a wide range of resources in support of women's studies research.


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