So...you have picked your topic and decided on some keywords you might use for your project. At HPU, we have hundreds of databases and thousands of information sources to choose from. Where do you start?
Different types of information sources will provide you with different types of materials:
Please ASK a librarian at any stage for further help.
Reference sources can be a great place to go for general background information, definitions, and overviews of a particular topic. HPU Libraries provides access to a number of subject encyclopedias. Not finding what you need? Just ask a librarian!
Take a look at the specific background information sources listed on the "Choosing a Topic" tab of this guide.
When doing research, you will also need to search the Library Catalog to find books, DVDs, streaming video, and other items for your research. You can use the catalog box below to start a search, and remember to ask a librarian for more help!
For your academic research, you will often need to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from our library databases. Here are a few of our most popular databases related to Women's and Gender Studies to get you started. Remember to ask a librarian for more help with keyword searching, finding the full text of an article, and getting an article or journal through Interlibrary Loan.
These are just a few of the statistics and data resources that may relate to your research topic. You can find additional resources on our Statistics Guide, or ask a librarian for help!
HPU Libraries provides access to several collections of streaming videos that you can watch right from your device. You can also create clips and embed them into Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations, and more. Looking for something different? Check out the Streaming Content Guide or ask a librarian!