S SCI 160 Introduction to Gender Studies (Marshman)

A Guide to Research in Gender Studies - for students in Michelle Marshman's class

Online reference sources

Start with Reference

Use the following online reference databases to find introductory, but reliable, articles from subject encyclopedias.

To use the catalog to search for online reference sources in our collection, enter your search terms and select Limit to: eBooks. Narrow your search results to reference materials by linking to add filter: Reference Collection.

Sample search in GVRL:

Keywords: transgender AND youth OR teen* AND "mental health" OR psycholog*

Search of transgender AND youth or Teen* AND "mental health" OR psycholog*

Spotlight on Reference

Start with Reference

Why Use Subject Encyclopedias (Reference)?

Start your research project by gathering background information on your subject.

Use the library's print and online reference sources to find:

  • an overview of your topic - and different aspects of your topic
  • definitions
  • context
  • history
  • terminology - the includes important concepts and keywords you can use for your research
  • directions to take your research...

Write down important keywords you find in your reference sources! You will use them to look for more information on your topic.