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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!
- 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
A Companion to Gender Studies by
Call Number: HQ1075 .C656 2005 Print Books
Publication Date: 2005
Presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It demonstrates in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality.
A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies by
Call Number: Click on the title above for online access
Publication Date: 2007
Surveys current discussions taking place in this area of study. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the editors gather new essays by a team of established and emerging scholars addressing the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality.
The Routledge Queer Studies Reader by
Call Number: HQ75.15 .R68 2013 Print Books
Publication Date: 2012
A a comprehensive resource for students and scholars working in this vibrant and interdisciplinary field. The book traces the emergence and development of Queer Studies as a field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays alongside more recent criticism that explores new directions.
Handbook of Feminist Research by
Call Number: HQ1180 .H35 2007 Print Books
Publication Date: 2006
This text illuminates on-going debates in the field of feminist research as well as the practical applications and issues for those whose research impacts social policy and social change.
Queer Methods and Methodologies by
Call Number: HQ76.25 .Q44 2010 Print Books
Publication Date: 2010
Provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research.
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Call Number: HQ76.25 .O84 2018 Print Books
Showcases the work of emerging and established sociologists in the fields of sexuality and gender studies as they reflect on what it means to develop, practice, and teach queer methods.
Critical Autoethnography by
Call Number: HM753 .C745 2014 Print Books
Publication Date: 2013
This volume uses autoethnography--cultural analysis through personal narrative--to explore the tangled relationships between culture and communication. Using an intersectional approach to the many aspects of identity at play in everyday life, a diverse group of authors reveals the complex nature of lived experiences.
The Research Process
The Craft of Research by
Call Number: Q180.55.M4 B66 2016 Reference
Publication Date: 2016
The Craft of Research is an essential guide to the research process in any discipline. The authors provide clear guidance about how to get from a topic to a research question to a thesis (claim), and how to support claims with evidence.