Consult introductory material to get a broad overview of your topic and to identify key concepts, theories and researchers in the field. Introductory material may include subject or discipline specific dictionaries and encyclopedias, handbooks, introductions or guides.
Find introductory material in Library Search by combining a topic keyword with one of the material type descriptors above, for example: 'gender handbook'.
Below are a few examples of introductory material available for Gender studies in the Library. For more suggestions, check out Finding gender reference books.