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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies in the Library

This guide provides links to library resources and information for women's studies, LGBTQ+ studies, and gender studies that will be helpful to Women's & Gender Studies students and faculty.

Use the left menu to navigate to the resource-specific sections of the guide. 

If you need assistance please contact me, the Subject Librarian for Women's & Gender Studies, by using the options in the tab above.

Kari Swanson
BU 016N
(203) 392-5774
swansonk8@southernct.edu 

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Search Strategy Builder

 Search Strategy Builder


The Search Strategy Builder is a tool designed to teach you how to create a search string using Boolean logic. While it is not a database and is not designed to input a search, you should be able to cut and paste the results into most databases’ search boxes.

  Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3
Name your concepts here (Keywords)    
Search terms Search terms Search terms
List alternate terms for each concept.

These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept.

Use single words or short phrases. Surrounding the phrases with quotation marks will give better results in some databases and search engines, like Google Scholar. Example: "global warming"

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Now copy and paste the above Search String into a search box; try SouthernSearch or choose another Database.

The Search Strategy Builder was developed by the University of Arizona Libraries and is used under a Creative Commons License, via Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh at Georgia State.