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WST 520: Research Methodologies in Women's Studies - Fall 2012


  • URSUS - the catalog of Fogler Library, other University of Maine System campuses, Bangor Public Library, and the Maine State Library. Can be used to search for books (print & electronic), government documents, and journal titles.

  • MaineCat - a statewide catalog

  • WorldCat - bibliographic records for more than 36 million items held at libraries throughout the world.

Reference Sources

Citation Guides

Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy - Ref HQ 1190 .B575

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide - Ref HQ 1115 .G74

Women and Politics around the World  - Ref HQ 1236 .W5876

Women's Studies: A Recommended Bibliography - Ref HQ 1180.A1 L6

Information Sources in Women's Studies and Feminism - Ref HQ 1180 .I53



Women's Studies International - an index to journals

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 - primary source materials

LGBT Life with Full Text - an index to articles

Sociological Abstracts - an index to journals in sociology

Web of Science - allows for citation searching

Other possible indexes


Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions

How to Locate Materials

  • For books identified in URSUS that are not in Orono, or that are in MaineCat, use the Request button at the top of the screen to order.

  • For books found in WorldCat that are not located here in Orono, or that are in MaineCat, use the ILLiad link to order them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • To find out if Fogler has access to a journal article, perform an URSUS title search using the title of the journal, not the title of the article. This will tell you if Fogler Library has access to the journal, and, if so, for what years and in what format.

  • If you cannot locate a book in URSUS, MaineCat, or WorldCat, or a journal here in Orono, fill out an Interlibrary Loan form.

Still Unsure...?

There are lots of ways to get help.  First, try the Help Desk - you can come in, call us at 581-1673, or use the Ask-a-Librarian email service.

Nancy Lewis is the Women's Studies Librarian; you can send her an email on FirstClass ( or call her at 581-3613 to set up an appointment.

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