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Gender and Women's Studies: Home

This guide is intended to assist those researching Gender and Women's Studies-related topics.


Welcome to the Gender & Women's Studies research guide. This guide was designed by librarians at UW Libraries and archivists at the American Heritage Center to provide information and resources specific to Gender and Women's Studies. You will find tabs with information on UW Libraries databases, collections at the AHC, and outside resources. 

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Below are suggested keywords for searches related to Gender and Women's Studies. If you need additional help with keywords, please email our team of research librarians at

General: women, men, feminine, masculine, androgynous, feminism

Gender: gender equity, gender equality, gender discrimination, gender bias, gender roles, gender norms, gender binary, gender presentation, gender-neutral, gender-transformative

Gender Identity: transgender, trans, cisgender, genderqueer/gender-queer, nonbinary/non-binary, agender, gender dysphoria/Gender Identity Disorder

For additional definitions of terms, plus more information to help you formulate keywords for your research, please see the following resources: