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Gender & Sexuality Studies Library Guide

Research tools and resources that support students in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

Gender Balance Assessment Tool

"Women are cited less often than men, and are also underrepresented in syllabi. Yet even well-meaning scholars may find that they have difficulty assessing how gender-balanced their bibliographies and syllabi really are. Counting is tedious and prone to human error, and scholars may not know the gender identities of all the authors they cite. This tool aims to help with that, by automating the process of evaluating the (probabilistic) gender of each name and then providing an estimate of what percentage of the authors on a syllabus are women."

Cite Black Authors

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

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Why Cite?

Why should you properly cite your research?

  • Point out the conversation you are having with other scholars and their ideas.
  • Enhance the credibility of your own argument with supporting evidence.
  • Provide your reader with additional sources for further reading.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • To avoid plagiarism, a serious academic violation.

Popular Citation Styles

There are different ways to cite your sources. The style you use usually depends on the academic discipline in which you are engaged. Consult with your instructor to make sure that you use the most appropriate style.
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