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Women and International Development Resources: Finding Background Information

This guide provides an introduction to selected library and other information resources specific to women and international development.

How do reference sources help with finding 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

Selected reference sources


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Gender Studies Librarian