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ACLS 3450: Women and Leadership

Prof. Sylvie Honig, Spring 2021

About this guide

Photograph of Leymah GboweeWelcome!  This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Sylvie Honig's course, Women and Leadership. 

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles
  • Databases for locating news articles, transcripts, and videos
  • Some options for finding primary sources like zines, letters, speeches, oral histories, etc. 
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in sociology
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

Image: Photograph of Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Barnard College's inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice, via Barnard College

Finding Biographical and Other Background Information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, biographical information, and more.