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Finding Web Information
Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so, a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic? Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.
Recommended Web Resources
Web site Name
Use websites for government information, statistics and current events. It's very important to carefully evaluate websites for accuracy, currency, bias and credibility.
- ViVa Women's History
Thousands of articles published from 1975 onwards. "Viva is a current bibliography of women's and gender history in historical and women's studies journals.
- Women's Studies Database
The University of Maryland women's studies web site, begun in September 1992, serves those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues.
- Women's Studies Online Resources
A collection of hundreds of "information-rich, high-quality web sites focusing on women's studies or women's issues.
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
A directory of annotated links. Topics include general resources; women's studies and feminist theory; gay, lesbian, and queer studies; men's movements and men's studies; and cybergender and techgender.
- Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
- Women and Gender Studies Websites
WSSLINKS is developed and maintained by the Women & Gender Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The purpose of WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies.
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