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WGSS 355A Educating Women: Home

Starting Your Search

It can be intimidating to use the library and start a research project, but fear not we (the librarians and your professor) are here every step of the way.
 

  • It helps to start by writing a list of terms that you will use in your search.
  • Keep notes as you research, the terms you used, where you searched, what you found.
  • Once you have some terms do some background research to add more terms to your list.
  • Now you have a bit more information on your topic start looking for more in depth information.
  • Search for books, use the bibliography to find even more books or articles.  Art books are in the call number range on the third floor of Roy O. West Library.
  • Use library databases to search for articles.
  • As you encounter words, time periods, names, places etc. that you don't know circle back to do more background reading.

Library Catalog - Books

To find books (and more!) use DePauw's Discovery search. It will also search materials owned by libraries all over the world.  

 

Finding Sources

Librarian Profile

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