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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

This guide outlines books, article databases and other sources to guide students and faculty researching a topic within the fields of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Reference Sources

Use Reference Sources, such as encyclopedias, to get a general overview of your topic. They are not intended to be read cover-to-cover, but rather provide you with more concise information as you begin to explore a topic. Reference sources generally provide several things:

  • Background information about a topic.
  • Brief, factual overviews of topics.
  • Information about important dates, events, and people associated with a topic.
  • Terminology and definitions of terms related to a topic.
  • Articles written by authors with exertise in the subject matter.
  • Bibliographies of sources for further reading.

Introduction and History

Bibliograpghies and Guides

Dates and Statistics

Health Issues

Women in the Workplace

Free Reference Book Photocopying

Service available to SUNY New Paltz students & faculty when the Information Desk is staffed.  Books must contain "Ref" in the call number, such as Black Women of America: an historical encyclopedia [Ref E185.86.B542 2005]

Copies are to be used only for study and research. 

Copyright law is observed.  During busy times, the patron may be asked to pick up copies at a later time.  Not more than 20 pages of the Reference Book may be copied.  Please fill out the Free Reference Copy Request form at the Information Desk.