WST 210a: Introduction to Women's Studies
How to Find Books
To find a book, begin by conducting a Keyword search on your topic. Analyze
your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword
search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading
to retrieve other items with similar content.
How to Find Journal Articles
To find information in academic journals check Indexes & Abstracts on the Women's Studies Subject
Page. Go to "by Subject" on the left side of this webpage.
Some Academic Journals are available as Electronic Full Text resources. Go to "Return to A-to-Z List"
and try Jstor and Project Muse.
Non-Academic Journal Articles
The following magazines, in paper, are owned by F&M:
Life, Newsweek, Saturday Review, and Time. Microfilmed resources are: America, Esquire,
Glamour, New Yorker, Saturday Evening, Sports Illustrated, US News & World Report.
Check the Journal Collection Search page for others. Go to "F&M's Journal Collections" on the
left side of this webpage.
To find articles in non-academic journals check:
Reader's Guide which indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals, covering 1983
to the present. Go to "Return to A-to-Z List" and choose Reader's Guide.
For an easy historical perspective see Godey's Ladies Book (1830-1880) via Accessible Archives
Visit the Women's Studies Subject Page
for suggested websites and as a place to begin. The linked and annotated list will help you find
some excellent sites not all are academic, however.
Visual and Media Resources
- Music and video resources can be found from the Library Catalog using limits.
- Images can be found on the Web at:
AltaVista and Yahoo!
- Historical prints in Special Collections are inventoried at:
http://library.fandm.edu/archives/Prints.html and are available in the libraryıs lower level
- For TV and Radio Transcripts try: A-to-Z list --> Lexis Nexis --> News --> Transcripts
- A Slide Library is available in the in Alumni House through the Art Department covering paintings,
sculpture, graphics, advertising. (Contact Louise Kulp, L_Kulp, x 4242).
Search TIP - Citation help, tips on evaluating materials, how to make an annotated
bibliography and other crucial information can be found on the "How to..." menu to the left side
of this webpage.
Last updated: 10/20/00 ag,
contact Ann Upton for assistance, 291-4225