Library Research Guide
Before you do any in-depth research, it may be helpful to consult reference resources about your topic. K-State Libraries has an awesome resource that will get you started quickly and keep you well informed: the database CQ Researcher. It contains reports on current issues from the Congressional Quarterly Press.
Below are databases that work very well for researching in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies - because it is an interdisciplinary field, you may need to search in different databases ranging from general to Sociology or Literature.
Many issues relevant to gender, women, and sexuality stories are often in the news. These databases cover major news outlets in the U.S. and around the world. Most, but not all, are English-language publications. If you can read another language, searching in that language (e.g. mujer instead of women) will find results from news sources in that language.
You can search the databases in different ways to find materials that will be relevant for your assignment, including:
Many of the articles you find will be available online.
If you don’t see the full text on the database you are searching, use the Get It button to see if the full text of the article is available through another source.
If you find a citation to something that we don’t own, most of the time we can borrow it from another library. Please allow yourself enough time to do this! Interlibrary Loan usually gets materials very quickly, but it can take 1-2 business days for articles and 3-10 business days for books (or longer if you are off campus).