Getting Started

Reference materials are excellent resources for background information on your topic, as well as a way to find good keywords to use when searching databases.  Materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts can be found by performing a KEYWORD search and adding dictionar* or encyclop* to limit the results.

Key Reference Tools (Literary)

Other Reference Sources (Gender and Sexuality)

Subject Guides

For additional reference materials, as well as in-depth coverage on your topic, including relevant subject headings, etc. check these detailed guides:

Content last reviewed: August 13, 2020