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Waidner-Spahr Library

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies: WGSS 400

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

Evaluating Sources

It is important to weigh a variety of factors when selecting sources for your research.  Which factors should you consider in determining if an information source meets your needs?

Review the evidence.  For each of the sources above, consider:

  • What factors suggest that this could be a useful or reliable source for academic research?
  • What factors suggest that this might not be a useful or reliable source for academic research?
  • For what purposes might a researcher choose to use this in their research?

Evaluating Sources Review

Accessing Library Materials - Spring 2021

Information for Students Living Off Campus

  • Use links from the library website to access library databases and materials like books and journal articles. Always log in for full access.
  • If you use Google Scholar, be sure to set up a connection to Dickinson's library for seamless access to full-text content available to you.
  • If an article or book chapter you need is not available online via the Dickinson library, you may request a copy through the ILLiad service.
  • Contact your WGSS liaison librarian if you need help accessing materials you need for your research, including books only available in print, or items not available at the Dickinson library.

Information for Students Living On Campus

  • The library will be open to authorized students. See our library services updates for information about library building access and hours.   
  • Contact-free pick-up is available for most library materials. 
  • If an article or book chapter you need is not available via the Dickinson library, you may request a copy through the ILLiad service.
  • Contact your WGSS liaison librarian if you need help accessing materials you need for your research, including items not available at the Dickinson library.

Finding Sources

Managing and Citing Sources

Chicago Manual of Style

Zotero Reference Management Software

Questions? Ask!

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