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Some Advice from Your Friends in the Library

Use this guide to get started with your research for GQS 494: Gender Research Seminar!

Please DO:

  • Start Early! Work on your project consistently each and every week, so that materials have time to arrive from other libraries and we can answer your questions when you still have sufficient time to thoughtfully revise your work.
  • Seek out a variety of sources: books, essays in books, journal articles.
  • Use a variety of search tools: Primo, multiple databases, sometimes even Google Scholar.
  • Keep careful notes on all of your sources.  If an online knowledge management tool like Zotero or RefWorks is not for you, make sure that any system that you do use is thorough.
  • Contact a librarian whenever questions arise. Quick questions can be answered via email; more in-depth questions can be handled best with an appointment.

Our Top Research Tactics

As experienced researchers from a variety of disciplines, you all bring a wide range of skills and practices to your individual projects and our collective workspace. To guide our discussion and foster cooperative learning, we will collaboratively generate a list of our top research tactics (e.g. go-to tools, search strategies, methods for staying organized, etc.). This list will remain accessible for you to refer to it throughout the semester.

Add your Top 5 Research Tactics to the Padlet below! 

Research Methods in Gender Studies

Humanities Librarian

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Katy Curtis
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Office: Collins Library 140
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