This guide is designed to be a starting point for members of the Bentley University community who have an interest in using the Library's resources for research on topics in gender studies and gender-related topics. Use the tabs along the top of the guide to go directly to topics or resources that interest you.
Gender Issues topics are often interdisciplinary, requiring keywords that describe the gender aspect of the topic as well as keywords related to other disciplines (for example, history, politics, literature, etc.). Search databases and the library catalog with the following general words and phrases related to gender issues, and add keywords from other disciplines as relevant.
Search Tip: Use quotation marks to search two or more words as a phrase, and use an asterisk to search for all words with a common root (for example, femini* will find articles containing the words feminist, feminine and femininity).
Please note that while some of these terms may be outdated, many are still used in online databases and in library catalog subject headings.
Other search strategies to use:
Places you can look to expand your list of keywords: