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GSS 1150 - Sex & Gender in Everyday Life- Hammer

Getting Started with Library Research!

The Library is here to connect you to online resources!

  • Access databases, journals and e-books online using your VUnet ID & password
  • Work directly with a librarian!
    • Email Melinda with a question
    • Schedule a virtual meeting with Melinda for in-depth research help
    • Need a quick and dirty answer?  Connect to us via chat from any library webpage!


Knowing where to start isn't always easy, especially when you're dealing with an unfamiliar subject.  Sometimes the best place to start is a subject specific dictionary or encyclopedia. Below is a selected list of online reference resources

Encyclopedias written about specific topics are a great place to search for scholarly writing!

Search the Library Catalog (click "VU Collections to get encyclopedias we have access to), and search for the word 'encyclopedia" AND whatever your topic is to see what we might have!