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WGSS 490: Senior Seminar in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This guide was created to support the writing of your final research paper.

Welcome to the WGSS 490 Research Guide

A red marker drawing of a woman with shoulder-length red hair, and big green eyes, wearing a green bandana, and with a fist in the air. On her shirt, the handwritten text states: “None of us is free, until all of us are free.”


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Things you'll find in this guide:

  • How to locate scholarly research for the WGSS 490 capstone project.
  • How to tell the difference between scholarly peer-reviewed articles, authoritative information sources, and popular media resources 
  • How to structure a keyword search in the scholarly article databases
  • How to cite your sources

This course guide will answer these questions and provide the resources you need to complete your assignment.