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GWSS 398: Transnational Feminist Activism

Professor Meera Sehgal - Spring 2021

Where to start

Reference books

Reference books (more information below) can point you to helpful terminology or keywords you can use to search, prominent scholars and other folks studying your topic, and other sources. You can search in Catalyst to find entries from reference books, books, and articles all in one place.

Finding articles from a certain theoretical framework

Something to keep in mind - there's no quick way to find articles by a theoretical framework. In other words, you can't search Catalyst or a database and limit to only sources that take a transnational feminist view of your research topic. Instead, some strategies that can help: look at the bibliographies of sources you've found, search by an author's name, search for transnational feminism and a geographic location, search within a certain journal for your topic.

Use subject-specific databases

Another strategy is to search in subject specific databases related to your topic for terms such as transnationalism, feminism, transnational feminism, and more. To find databases by subject, visit this page and click on the drop-down Databases by Subject. Subject guides can also help to find databases you might want to search within: https://gouldguides.carleton.edu/home.

Reference book databases

Handbooks

Reference books - theory

You are getting lots of theory from your class readings.  But, if you need additional help thinking about how to apply those frameworks, these reference works can be useful for providing context and basic definitions.