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HIST 330: History of Gender and Sexuality

Why Consult a Reference Resource?

Reference resources are a great place to begin your research.  They can help you define terms as well as to find basic information about a topic, a chronicle of its history, theories, key people and sometimes a bibliography of additional sources. 

There are many different types of reference sources, which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, bibliographies, handbooks, style manuals to name a few.

Featured Resources

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society 
REF HQ1115 .E54 2009 (Stauffer Library)

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender : Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
REF HQ1115 .E43 2001 (Stauffer Library)

Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture
REF HQ76.96 .R68 2006 (Stauffer Library)

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women : Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
REF HQ1115 .R69 2000 (Stauffer Library)

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies


Bibliographies like Oxford Bibliographies offer authoritative research guides helping you to narrow the vast number of citations to the best scholarship on a given topic.

There are guides on Gender, Masculinity, Sexualities, Sexuality to name a few.