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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Background Info & Choosing a Topic

These pages will help you learn the process of research for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies classes.

Reference Books - Finding Background Information

Reference books, including encyclopedias and dictionaries, can be excellent sources of background information on a topic.  

Credo Reference is a collection of online reference books.  Use the search box below to find entries related to your research topic.

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The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History is a peer-reviewed encyclopedia providing background information and a bibliography for further reading. Click the Environmental History section after opening the database. 

Reference Books (Print & Electronic)

Developing a Topic Worksheet

Choosing a topic and developing a research question can be challenging.This worksheet will help you transform your ideas into a workable topic.

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