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Women and Gender Studies

Resources and strategies for researching assignments in women's studies/gender studies.

Introduction

What is gender? 

The Britannica Dictionary defines gender as "a person's own sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male nor female." Gender is socially and culturally constructed, reflecting ideas and values about what it means to be a man, woman, or neither.

What is the difference between gender and sex?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "Among those who study gender and sexuality, a clear delineation between sex and gender is typically prescribed, with sex as the preferred term for biological forms, and gender limited to its meanings involving behavioral, cultural, and psychological traits."

Suggested Search Terms

When using our library search engine and databases, try these search terms to help you find resources.

  • Gender AND Topic (example literature, business, etc.)
  • Gender Studies
  • Gender AND Religion (can also do specific religion, example: Gender AND Islam)
  • Feminism
  • Women's Studies
  • Masculinity
  • Femininity

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