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ICPR 290: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality (HC)

Independent College Programs 290: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality (Balay) Fall 2016

Databases: How to choose?

For this course, the gender and women's studies databases may be a good place to research your topic. However, if you want to address your topic from a particular discipline, because of your major or just general interest, other databases may serve you better.

Try your searches in various databases and compare your results--some may overlap while others may not at all. Think about what kind of database you're working in: a gender studies database may not require inclusion of gender-specific terms, whereas you'd certainly want to include them in a social science database. When using a science database like PubMed, you may want to consider what kind of sciences are relevant: biology, bioethics, or neuroscience may be a few examples. 

Best Bets: Gender and Women's Studies Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

Disciplinary Searches: The Sciences, Social Sciences, and Literature