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Research Resources: Class Guides

AMS/WGS 374: American Masculinities

Researching in Libraries:

  • Consider: information/knowledge creation, publication, archiving

    • indexing, cataloging
    • locating, retrieving/accessing
    • creating new knowledge by using and attributing sources ethically and legally

  • Consider: language variations used in...all of the above!

  • Consider: physical nature of the item to determine where search begins:

    • Book/Monograph = Library Catalog to confirm holdings/obtain a description
    • Periodical/Magazine/Journal/Newspaper Articles = print or online index, and/or online archive to discover publication contents, description and possibly the complete text

Searching catalogs and indexes to find location & citation data:

  • Library Catalog: Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Primary, secondary and tertiary sources.

    • Reference books: Word/Phrase search, limit by location: Reference Area
    • Regular books: Word/Phrase search and/or Subject search
      • Subject headings:
        • Men-United States
        • Masculinity-United States
        • Sex role-United States
        • Men's studies
      • Additional terms:
        • Manhood
        • Manly
        • ???

  • WorldCat

Locating library materials using location & citation data:

  • Books/Monographs: by alpha-numeric call number

    *Use EZ-Borrow [or Interlibrary Loan] to obtain books not owned by F&M or not currently available at F&M*

Searching indices to scholarly publications to find location & citation data for articles:

  • Library Subscription-based Indexes: [Accessible via]

    • Broad subject indices:
      • Alternative Press Index (+ it's Archive)
      • JStor
      • PAIS/Public Affairs Information Service (+ its Archive)
      • ProjectMUSE

    • Specialized subject indices:
      • America History & Life
      • Art Full Text
      • Business: Full Text/Management/Research/Business Source Premier
      • Contemporary Women's Issues
      • Education Full Text
      • Film & Television Literature Index
      • Humanities Full Text
      • Legal Research
      • Modern Language Association Bibliography (MLA)
      • Music Literature (RILM)
      • Philosopher's Index
      • PsycArticles, PsycInfo
      • Religion Index
      • Social Science Full Text
      • Social Science Citation Index
      • Sociological Abstracts

    • Newspapers:
      • America's Historical Newspapers
      • Lexis/Nexis
      • Newsbank
      • The New York Times (Archive, 1851-2004)

Locating library materials using location & citation data:

  • Articles: location is based upon format, as indicated in the catalog of JOURNALS at F&M:

    • Current/Active subscription = Periodicals Room, 1st floor
    • "Bound" = Ground floor, south
    • Microform (film/fiche) = 1st floor, behind Ref Desk
    • Full-Text, Digital = by library subscription, free if available

      *Use Interlibrary Loan to obtain copies of articles published in journals and newspapers not owned by F&M*

Additional Help

Contact Lisa Stillwell for further assistance.

Last updated: 3/08 ls/jb


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