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Reference Books

These sources can help you identify a topic for your research. Some provide an overview of a specific issue and suggest other materials which might be useful for your research. Others help you to notice a topic that might be of interest to you.


An annotated critical bibliography of feminist criticism
REF Z7963.F44 H85 1987

Introduction to library research in women's studies
REF HQ1206 .S42 1985

Feminist research methods : an annotated bibliography
REF Z7963.F44 M54 1991

Women's studies : a guide to information sources
REF Z7961 .C37 1990


Encyclopedia of feminism
REF HQ1115 .T87 1986

A feminist dictionary
REF HQ1115 .K73 1985

Womanwords : a dictionary of words about women
REF HQ1115 .M546 1992

Women's studies encyclopedia
REF HQ1115 .W645 1989


Statistical handbook on women in America
REF HQ1420 .T34 1991

Statistical record of women worldwide
REF HQ1150 .S73 1991

Women, a world survey
REF HQ1154 .S547 1995

The World's women, 1995 : trends and statistics
REF HQ1154 .W675 1995