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ISS 335: Gender, Sex, and Science: Home


Hello, and welcome! This guide is designed to introduce you to the basics of locating, evaluating, and utilizing primary and secondary sources in your research for ISS 335. Use the tabs at the top of this guide for tips on evaluating sources, finding information on the differences between primary and secondary sources, and exploring tools for locating them. 

First Step: Finding Background Information

Reference sources can help you:

  • Explore a topic: find out what has been said about this subject, trends, issues, etc.
  • Identify and define unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
  • Find references to other books and articles on the subject
  • Find specific keywords to use in online searches

Gender and Communication Studies Librarian

Michigan State University