About This Guide

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Women's and Gender Studies!

Male and female symbols, intertwined

Joined female and male signs (i.e. Venus and Mars symbols), by Wikipedia user Miraceti.


Compiled by your friendly librarians at the Wallace Library in collaboration with Wheaton's Women's and Gender Studies program, this guide provides an overview of the major resources available to you at Wheaton. It is a good place to start your research. However, be sure to get in touch with your librarian(s) for help finding useful and interesting additional materials. 

Get an Overview of Your Topic
Encyclopedias, handbooks and other reference materials provide an overview and background information on a topic, and a good lead to other sources. 

Find Articles
Search these databases for journal articles on topics ranging from women's and gender history to current affairs, from theoretical to empirical. 

Find Books
Use the library catalog to find books at Wheaton, in other HELIN libraries and in libraries worldwide. 

Find Primary Sources
These sources can help you find primary sources like historical news, women's writing, or archival materials.

Find Data and Statistics 
Check these resources for statistical information related to socioeconomic and other factors related to and affecting gender and sexuality.  

Get Citation Help
Since Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field, citation styles may vary from one class to another. Check with your professor(s) which citation style they prefer; most likely, you will use Chicago (for art history, history, and anthropology), APA (for the social sciences), or MLA (for literature and cultural studies) style.