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Gender & Queer Studies

Recommended Starting Points: Subject Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias are scholarly works written by experts on a variety of topics. The articles are typically longer and more detailed than general encyclopedias. The background information provides a good starting point as you begin the research process. Subject encyclopedias can help guide you with:

  • Understanding the scope of a topic
  • Suggesting ideas for narrowing a topic
  • Identifying key concepts, terms, dates and names
  • Listing subject areas related to a topic
  • Recommending sources for further exploration

Selected Print Reference

Print reference books are located on the first floor of Collins Library.

Online Encyclopedias

Additional Online Reference Resources

Research Methods