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WGST: Getting Started


This guide will help get you started doing research in Women's and Gender Studies (WGST).  WGST is an interdisciplinary subject area that enables students to pursue studies focusing on gender and women's issues.  There are four broad streams that holistically make up WGST: Women and Science, Women and Health, Gender and Sexuality, and Feminist Theorizing & Global Feminisms.

If you need immediate help, use Lib Chat in the box below, or call 306-585-4133 to talk to someone at the Archer Library Help Desk. Lib Chat and Archer Library Help Desk hours are the same and are posted here.

A helpful library resource to improve your academic and research skills is called SPARK and is available here

The Univ. of Regina Open Education Resources (OER) Subject Directory includes WGST materials located here.  A peer-reviewed interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, and international OER on the history of sexuality is called HistSex.

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It is important how to effectively read and understand journal articles.  It is a critical part of the cyclical research process.  This handout gives concise and practical tips for reading a humanities and social science journal article.

Maintaining academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism are vital when writing.  Understanding the intentional and unintentional use of an individual's ideas or words is critical.  Some guidelines are here.  

Several university libraries have resoures on how to compile a literature review.  A partial list can be found here.

The University of Regina Library has a series of How Do I...LibGuides that offer explanations on the basics of getting started to do research.

Women's Studies E-Journals