Begin your search with a library catalog (OBIS, OhioLINK and/or WorldCat) to find books and reference sources. Why? They:
- provide Background and Context
- review and SUMMARIZE earlier work
- often have chapters or sections which help you FOCUS your topic
- provide CITATIONS to important books, journal articles, conference papers, interviews, etc.
Next, search research databases to find articles. The Library has hundreds of databases available, but the ones listed below are good places to begin.
Finally, you may wish to use Google or Google Scholar to search the Internet. Take advantage of Google's advanced search features!
This is only a starting point. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. You may also schedule an appointment with a librarian for help with finding resources, planning a research strategy or getting to the next stage of your research.
Print Location: Main Reference HQ21 C83 2011 (6 vols)
Provides international and interdisciplinary coverage of social change from theoretical and practical perspectives. Covers more than 300 radical or left-leaning journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Dates of Coverage: 1991-
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. The time period covered is 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E. with Russia extending to 1613, the beginning of the Romanov dynasty, because the sixteenth century is still medieval in social and political terms. The geographic area is Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as well as areas in which Europeans traveled. Subject coverage for gender and sexuality means that articles on masculinity and male homosexuality are included. Publications in English, French, German, and Spanish are currently being indexed.
Dates of Coverage: 1990-
Dates of Coverage: 1972-
Disciplines covered by LGBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more. Documents are described using a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,300 terms.
Provides full text of some journal articles, and indexing and abstracts for journals, books and conference papers. Covers all sub-fields of sociology, including criminology, gender, marriage & family studies, social work, social psychology, addictions, violence, and more.
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 Includes more than 1,800 documents, approximately 740 images, and over 600 links to other websites, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. Women's History, and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the web site's document projects.
Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Nearly 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature. Women's Studies International supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.
Dates of Coverage: 1972-
Print Location: Main Reference HQ75.13 .P76 2008
Print Location: Main Reference HQ76.3.U5 E53 2004 (3 vols)
Print Location: Main Reference HQ16 .E53 2003b vols. 1 -2
Print Location: Main Reference HQ76 .G724 2010 (3 vols)
Print Location: Main Reference HQ73.3.U6 L43 2009 (3 vols)
Print Location: Main Reference HQ1115 .W644 2006 (2 vols)