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Feminism, Science, & Reproductive Technologies: Library and Archival Research

This guide, created by Director of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Martha Tenney and Jenna Freedman, Curator of the Barnard Zine Library, supports Cecelia Lie-Spahn's Feminism, Science & Reproductive Technologies class, Summer 2021

Before Anything Else: Zotero

Available on the web (with free account), or as downloadable software for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Click here to download Zotero and the appropriate connectors for your preferred browser(s).

Includes browser extensions for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Word Processor plugins for Microsoft Word on Mac and Windows, LibreOffice, and Google docs (new!).

For Google Docs, no installation is needed - a Zotero menu is already included. Use the preferences option to link to an existing Zotero account.

Screenshot of Zotero in Google Docs

A toolbar button is also included for a one-click citing option:

Screenshot of adding citation in Zotero in Google Docs

About this Guide

photo of audiocassette and case. Handwritten on the cassette, "4/23 Scholar & Feminist X / Morning Plenary Session"Welcome! In this guide you will find resources supporting research for Feminism, Science, & Reproductive Technologies

  • Books (tips on finding primary sources in CLIO)
  • Primary Sources (including digital archives, New York-area archives, books, and news)
  • Zines (for research and analysis, using the Barnard Zine Library, and zine making support)
  • Citing and Writing (tips on formulating research questions and citing materials)
  • Affordable Textbooks (free methods to get course texts and other materials)

Please feel encouraged to book an appointment with Martha or Jenna to talk more about your research!

Please also see the general WGSS guide for additional resources.