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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Resources

Finding Scholarly Sources

You may have heard the terms "scholarly article" or "academic article." They both refer to types of scholarly sources, or scholarship. Scholarship is how scholars, like your course instructors, document their studies and share the conclusions of their work.

Scholarship typically seeks to address a specific problem or question with the goal of adding new understanding to the subject.

Scholarly sources are important to use in academic work because they undergo a rigorous process called peer review as part of the publishing process. Watch the video below to learn more about peer review.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Databases

These resources contain scholarship within the field of women's, gender, and sexuality studies.  Search these when seeking focused and specific information. 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The following databases contain research on many topics within specific fields of study. Depending on the topic of your research, they will be helpful to find scholarship from those disciplines. The ones listed below are just a few suggestions; there are many other disciplinary databases you can access through UH Libraries.