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HUM 150 -- American Women's Studies

A guide to using Library resources when conducting research in American Women's Studies. You'll find links to the best tools and sources available, and step by step instructions for conducting Humanities research in this topic area.

What this Guide is All About

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Why use a Research Guide?

This guide is your secret weapon when it comes to research.  It will walk you through each step of the research process and point out the best tools and resources the library has to help you along the way.

If you have questions, contact email .

How to use this guide

An image of the navigation menu with the boxes for "Assignment Help" pages specifically highlighted.For help with assignments

Look for the Assignment Help tabs in the menu on the left for help with your Research Assignment  link will open in a new window and to find links to assigned videos link will open in a new window.

Each tab contains:

  • A step-by-step guide to using the library to complete your assignment
  • Suggested library resources to help you with each step
  • Links to outside resources that may help you even more!


An image of the navigation menu with the boxes for "the research process" pages specifically highlighted.For Help with Research 

Navigate using the menu to the left. Review each step of the research process or get help with these concepts:

  • Topic selection
  • Background research
  • Developing a search strategy and brainstorming keywords
  • Searching Library resources and Finding Scholarly Articles
  • Evaluating Your Books and Articles 
  • Citations in MLA
  • Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism

Look for Callouts

Every page has a few special boxes to guide you as you learn.  Look for them as you go!

Library Lingo: a brief definition of some of the terms you'll see in the guide.  

Tutorials: Each page in this guide includes at least one video or activity to help you see concepts from a different angle or practice them yourself.

Help! At the bottom of each page is a box for help.  The box includes a link to contact your librarian, and links out to resources or other campus departments that can help you learn even more.

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