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Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

General guide for library research in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Research Help for Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

This guide highlights library resources that support research and teaching in the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department. For help with research strategies, general library questions, and resource selection, please contact  Isabel Espinal, Librarian for WGSS Department.


Spotlight on: Gender Studies e-books from Duke University Press

Duke University Press Gender Studies E-Book Collection

Almost 600 ebooks. Includes essential titles and field-defining scholarship in queer theory, gay and lesbian studies, transgender studies, feminist theory, and women's studies.

Getting Started: Need a few Articles?

To find articles for your Women, Gender Sexuality Studies research projects, start with the following research databases:

Find Books

Search the Five College Catalog to find the books you can borrow.

  • Select UM Du Bois Library in the Location field to find what's available at just UMass Amherst.
  • If you see a book that's at another college, click on Request Item to have it delivered to UMass Amherst for you to pick up.

Can't find what you're looking for in the Five College Catalog? Try WorldCat and/or Interlibrary Loan!

Organize your research

Use a citation manager, such as Zotero to keep track of your research.

Put all your references in one place, create quick and easy bibliographies, build your knowledgebase for the rest of your career. For help, check out the online guides and webinars or Ask a Librarian. 

Some tips on using Chicago notation style with Zotero

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