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Women's Studies: Home

This is a subject guide for resources in Women's Studies.

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Members of Alpha Gamma, the women's honor organization, pose at the President's Home at Pepperdine College, 1938.  They are joined by J. Herman Campbell, Registrar and faculty adviser to the group.

Common Call Numbers

Common call number searches for Women's Studies:

  • Eating Disorders - RC552.E18
  • Education of Women - LC1401-2547.2
  • Etiquette for Women - BJ1856-1986
  • Feminism - HQ1101-2030.7
  • Feminist Theory - HQ1190
  • History of Women in American Literature - PS169.G45-683.W65
  • History of Women in English Literature - PR151.W6-1309
  • More call nos.

Government Information

The library's Government Information web page is a starting place for locating useful govenment information such as census statistics.

Getting Started

Women's Studies is Interdisciplinary -- think broadly and outside the box!

Included in this guide are many types of information sources. To thoroughly research a topic in Women's Studies, you need to have skills in assessing the reliability of the information you are looking at.
  • Who did the research?
  • How large (or small) was the participant group?
  • How inclusive or exclusive were the researcher(s)?
  • Was there bias in the analysis?
  • What was not considered -- what did they ignore or overlook?

And finding, evaluating, using, and citing good quality Web sites is an absolute necessity. Many organizations (like the U.N. and the Institute for Women's Policy Research) contains current data and only publish on the web.

Your resources should include: Reference books, books, journal articles, AND Web sites of quality. Scrutinize all resources!

Reference Books

Biographical Information

Authoritative Biographical Wed Sources

Librarian recomended list of, "Authoritative biographical web sources covering both living and deceased persons, notable persons in particular countries, persons in specific fields or occupations, celebrities, and government leaders, provide students with a wealth of information and starting points for presentations and research assignments" - Susie Skarl 

Jaimie Beth Colvin

Jaimie Beth Colvin
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Office Phone: 310-506-7432
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