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Gender, women, sexuality, masculinity and feminism: Encyclopedias and reference works

Library resources for researching gender, women, sexuality, masculinity and feminism related topics

Why use dictionaries and encyclopedias?

Use encyclopedias, reference works and handbooks:

  • for summaries
  • for lists of further reading
  • when starting a project

Some useful titles are listed below. Find more on the catalogue by using search terms such as: gender encyclopedia, feminism encyclopedia, etc.

You can also search across multiple dictionaries and encyclopedias using Summon, Credo Reference and Oxford Reference.

Useful reference works: selected titles

Search Summon for definitions and explanations

Find definitions and summaries from a wide range of online dictionaries and encyclopedias by searching the Summon discovery service using the box below.

Search Oxford Reference

Use Oxford Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference titles, including bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. If you are off-campus, you may need to log-in to view your search results.

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Search Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference works.

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