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Gender Studies


This guide is designed to be a starting point for your Gender Studies research. Gender Studies, as defined in World of Sociology is "an interdisciplinary approach to studying gender that considers the nature of gender, its social construction, why and how gender is important in different cultures, and the ramifications of gender at the institutional and individual levels." 

Depending on your research topic you may need to consult subject pages in other disciplines, such as Anthropology, English, Government, and/or Biology.

Use the tabs along the top of this guide to explore different resources, such as recommended databases, books, or web sites.

For additional help with your research, please contact me (Barbara Norelli) or fill out a Research Consultation Request.

Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies

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Gender Studies Video Collections

LGBT Studies
Alexander Street Press' growing collections in LGBT Studies feature award-winning films, documentaries, interviews, and archival footage exploring the social, cultural, and political evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. 

Women's Studies
(Full-text | Images | Audio) Women's and Gender Studies Video Online from Alexander Street Press contains films covering the study of gender, feminism, women's history, media studies, and politics. The films address issues of social justice, gender/sexual identity, gay and lesbian studies, and provide insights into the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. The collection is global in scope.

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