Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is Interdisciplinary
WGSS research involves creating new understandings by thinking across existing boundaries. Free yourself to think broadly and outside the box!
Included in this guide are many types of information sources, traditional and new and evolving. To thoroughly research a topic in WGSS, you need to have skills in assessing the reliability of the information you are looking at.
Scrutinize all resources you are considering:
Developing your abilities to find, evaluate, use, and cite good quality sources and Web sites is an absolute necessity. Many organizations' web presences (like U.N. Women and the Institute for Women's Policy Research) contain current research and data and publish only on the web. Take a quick look at the Eldis Key Issues web site and try to identify even one that does not involve WGSS. Email me if you find one. :-)
Broaden your sources types, where you search, and whose voices you listen to. Print and online books, articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines, conversations with experts, first person accounts, a variety of Web search engines, and, if applicable, social media.
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