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Falvey Memorial Library Supports Research in Gender and Women’s Studies

Last week, Falvey Memorial Library made a showing at the Gender and Women’s Studies Student Research Conference. This conference, held every spring, featured panel presentations of research by graduate and undergraduate students from across the university. This year the conference featured work by students from several other local colleges and universities as part of the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium. The library had a table at the conference promoting library resources, staff, services, and upcoming events. We gave out flyers, buttons, and stickers, which were all a big hit! Please come to the library for help with your research.

For more information on Gender and Women’s Studies-specific resources at the library, visit the Gender and Women’s Studies Subject Guide. Supporting research in Gender and Women’s Studies, the library continues to make books and databases on relevant topics available to the Villanova community. Some recent additions:

Gender Studies Database

Gender Studies Database covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside of academia. GSD provides indexing and abstracts for academic and professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources. GSD combines Women’s Studies International and Men’s Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. Coverage spans from 1972 and earlier to the present.

Duke Gender Studies e-book Collection

The Duke Gender Studies e-book collection includes “essential titles and field-defining scholarship in queer theory, gay and lesbian studies, transgender studies, feminist theory, and women’s studies.” This collection is comprised of more than 500 titles published between 1990 and the present. Each book is fully downloadable and printable (chapter by chapter), and is accessible by an unlimited number of VU community members at once.

Article by GWS Librarian, Susan Turkel (; 9-3846; Falvey room 229; make an appointment).



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  1. Comment by Catherine Kerrison — April 15, 2018 @ 10:53 PM

    Thank you for all your work in promoting research in Gender and Women’s Studies, Susan!

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