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Gender Studies - A Welcome to the Library for Gender Studies Students

Are you a new undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Gender Studies? Get a quick library orientation by viewing this library guide. And, most importantly, welcome to UVic Libraries! We're glad you're here.

Why use dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks?

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks--or tertiary sources--are frequently overlooked sources of scholarly knowledge.  If you want a great definition of a theory that goes beyond wikipedia, I highly recommend these titles held by UVic Libraries.  The library has tertiary sources on thousands of topics.  Not sure where to get an overview of your research topic in Gender Studies?  Remember, there's probably a dictionary, encyclopedia, or handbook for that.