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Women's Studies: Reference Resources

Use this guide as a starting point for research in Women's Studies.


Welcome to Ryan Library’s Women's Studies Research Guide. This guide will help you locate print and electronic books, articles, films, and websites related to Women's Studies.

This Guide includes just a sample of the books on Women's Studies held by Ryan Library. Search the catalog for more titles.

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Reference Books

Ryan Library has many subject encyclopedias and dictionaries related to women's studies both electronic and in print. The print encyclopedias are kept in the Reference Area on the Main Floor of Ryan Library. If you have any problems accessing an ebook or finding a print book, please contact Robin Lang or contact a librarian through the Ask a Librarian chat window on the right.

Here are just a few examples of both electronic and print reference books:

Subject Guide

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