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WGSS 223: Women: Self & Society

Example Search Strategies

Looking for ideas for searching?

Try variations on your keywords and try different terms:

    • violence against women
    • domestic violence
    • sexual harassment
    • sexual violence awareness
    • sexual assault services
    • misogyny in hip hop
    • misogyny in rap
    • sexual assault services
    • women executive pay
    • women executive salary
    • women executive compensation

Finding Scholarly Articles

Use these databases to find articles. Please note: If the full-text of the article does not appear in the database, click the 360 Link to Full Text button to check for the full text. Request the article from InterLibrary Loan if full-text not available. (Free!)

Ms. Magazine in the Library

Ms. Magazine is in The Valley Library! Check the Current Journals area on the 5th floor for the most recent issues. For older issues go to the call number HQ1101 .M561, also on the 5th floor.

Ms. Magazine cover

Library Presentation

Writing & Citing Resources

OSU's Writing Center Make an appointment or review their online help. 

Many sites can guide you in using MLA. Especially helpful is Purdue's OWL site.

Plagiarism? It's Your Call: Can you cite correctly? Take the quiz and find out!
Original from Western Michigan University's SearchPath tutorial, this version from Lesley U.

Check out these suggestions for determining if your journal article or book is scholarly.

Not all but many journal articles have a similar structure. Understanding this structure may facilitate your understanding, interpretation and analysis of the author(s)' writing. This web site details a common structure that authors use:

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