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Gender Studies

Reference Sources

Reference sources are a great place to begin your research, especially if you are exploring a new topic, or a subject area that you know very little about. These sources can help you to:

  • define your topic in general terms
  • find background information, including themes and key points
  • identify keywords and alternative terms for conceptualizing your subject, and for database searching
  • bring you up to date with academic conversations and trends taking place in your subject area.

Reference sources include dictionaries, encyclopaedias, thesauri, directories, bibliographies, handbooks, atlases, gazetteers, style manuals, and statistical materials.

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