A. Anticipated Future Trends
Global research and scholarship specific to women's and gender studies (including areas such as transnational feminism) continues to increase. MSU interest in LBGTQ studies also continues to increase, as an undergraduate specialization has been added in this area.
B. Relationships with other resources
As a wholly interdisciplinary field, women’s and gender studies materials can be found in specialized units of the Main Library and the various branches, including Special Collections, Government Documents, Fine Arts, and the Gast Business Library.
A sufficient number of women’s and gender studies materials are acquired to meet most departmental curricular and research needs. Some individual advanced research requires access to outside collections. Materials from other libraries can be identified using electronic resources, such as WorldCat (the union catalog produced by the Online Computer Library Center). Most materials from other CIC libraries can be obtained easily through interlibrary loan.
C. Relationships to resources treated in other policy statements: