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Courses (WGST)


Welcome to the Library Research Guide for WGST 3V99: Women, Gender, and Violence. Use the boxes below to help you in your assignments for this course. Want to learn more? Try the Library Research Guide for Women's and Gender Studies.

Finding books

To find books in the Brock Library on your topic, do a keyword search in the Library Catalogue or in SuperSearch. Some search terms to try: 

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What are primary sources?

Primary sources are works that are created at the time of an event or by someone who experienced the event. Examples include letters, diaries, interviews, photographs, video, newspapers, public records, and music.  More:

3V99 Presentation

Article databases: Best Bets

Finding articles

Once you have chosen a database, brainstorm some search terms and enter them in the search boxes. Some tips:

  • Combine synonyms or similar concepts using OR (women OR female)
  • Use * to truncate (canad* will find canada, canadian, etc.)
  • Consider using quotation marks to search for a phrase ("female circumcision"; "domestic violence")
  • You don't have to use all your keywords in the first search. You can always add more keywords later. More search strategies.

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