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Gender and Sexuality Studies

This guide provides an overview of gender and sexuality studies resources and materials available through NYU Libraries and beyond.

Find Background Info in Reference Sources

Reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks provide background information on a topic. They are especially useful at the beginning of a research project because they can help you:

  • get a broad overview of a topic
  • map the field
  • gather fast facts
  • define terms, theories, and people in an area
  • focus your argument
  • find further readings written by experts in the field

Online Reference Sources

Online Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Here is a select list of relevant bibliographies from Oxford Bibliographies Online, which list core works on a topic in a given discipline.