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Boatwright Memorial Library

Humanities & Film Librarian

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Nick Dease
Boatwright Library, Rm. 185
261 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

WGSS 200: Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Skerrett)

Getting started

OneSearch is the library catalog, there you can search almost everything in the library at once- books, media, news sources, scholarly journals, and more.

Library databases are smaller collections of scholarly articles, news sources, images, media and more, which may be organized thematically on different topics.

Google Scholar - a resource for both scholarly and non-scholarly articles. If you are on campus, you will find links to scholarly articles in our databases.

Search Tips:

  • Brainstorm a few key words or phrases to help get you started. These could be names or topics.
  • Decide what types of resources you are looking for (books, scholarly articles, newspapers, archival sources etc.)
  • Use filters like "scholarly and peer review", browse by subject, or adjust the date of publication as needed.
  • Look at the library's other research guides on different topics and types of sources such as WGSS, race & law, sociology, and more.
  • If you can't find an article or book you need, check out our service called interlibrary loan - we can request materials from other libraries if we don't have them at UR.

Reference Sources

Example: Look up Angela Y. Davis in Oxford Encyclopedia & Gale E-books

Example: look up Aileen Clarke Hernandez

Primary Sources & Archives