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Gender Studies Research Guide


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Articles and databases

Articles & Databases 

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Books in the CSUMB Library

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                     Feminism                      Masculinity              LGBTQ                     
Gender Identity Sex Role Sexual Orientation

Books At Other Libraries

Books At Other Libraries


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WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books not owned by CSU libraries.

Primary sources

To search for books in the CSUMB Library that include primary sources:

Women's history

Women's movements, organizations, and activists

Emma Goldman Papers (Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an activist for birth control, women’s equality, free speech, and other issues.)

The Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993 (see part III for founding and early documents of the National Organization for Women)

Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 (Pacifica Radio/UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project)

LGBT history and activism

Monterey County LGBTQ History:

Web resources

Web Resources

Feminism & Women's Rights

Masculinities & Men's Issues

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Go Ask Alice! Health information and resources from Columbia University health services

SexInfo from UC Santa Barbara

Women's Health from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health

Men's Health from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health


GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

Transgender individuals and gender identity from the American Psychological Association



Gender Data Portal from the World Bank

The Global Gender Gap statistics by country from the World Economic Forum

Gender Statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division