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WGST 449: Women's Movements Since 1960

Welcome!

This guide is designed to assist you in finding resources related to gender studies and its various intersections. It includes channels for finding books, journal articles, newspapers, music, and other primary sources. If you're having trouble or simply wish to consult further about your topic, please don't hesitate to email me at Lynne.stahl@mail.wvu.edu or simply fill out a consultation request form.

Terminology

As you likely know, primary sources are "materials produced by people or groups directly involved in the event or topic under consideration, either as participants or as witnesses...Some primary sources are written documents, such as letters; diaries; newspapers and magazine articles; speeches; autobiographies; treatises; census data; and marriage, birth, and death registers" (Rampolla, 2012). 

Secondary sources, then, are "materials produced by people or groups directly involved in the event or topic under consideration, either as participants or as witnesses...Some primary sources are written documents, such as letters; diaries; newspapers and magazine articles; speeches; autobiographies; treatises; census data; and marriage, birth, and death registers" (Rampolla, 2012). 

library catalog lists the resources in the library's collections--including interlibrary loan holdings. You can search for information by author, title, subject, and keyword.

Bibliographies and indexes are essentially specialized catalogs that helps searchers find specialized material, e.g. from a specific field (MLA International Bibliography), format (US Newsstream for newspapers), or particular publication (e.g. Wall Street Journal Index).

What is Peer Review and Why is it Important?

What is Peer Review and Why is it Important?

Peer-review is an important process in the publication of academic and scholarly articles. These diagrams should help you understand the process better.