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Gender Studies: Research Resources

Three teenagers playing cards. Black and whilte photograph from 1935.Use this guide to explore research resources on the topic of Gender.

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Image: Teenagers playing cards:1935. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.

Scholarly Encylopedias

A scholarly encyclopedia is great first source to use when researching a topic.


The Library has both print and e-encyclopedias.

Databases which contain e-encyclopedias include:

Example encyclopedias:


Use the Library SEARCH to find books on your topic.

Suggested search terms

  • Gender
  • Gender identitylink to book record, Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?
  • Femininity
  • Masculinity
  • Equality
  • Gay rights 
  • Lesbians
  • Gay men
  • Coming out
  • Bisexuals
  • Transgender people
  • Men
  • Fathers
  • Women
  • Mothers
  • Women - Psychology

Example books from the SCC Collection:


Search the Library databases to find ebooks:

Example ebooks:

Article Databases

Search these selected databases to find articles in magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals:


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SCC logo, Skitch holding bookThis guide was created by librarians at Spokane Community College Library.