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An introduction to resources useful for researching topics in feminism and women's studies, including feminist theory, movements, and literature.

Feminism: noun

Belief in and advocacy of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests.   (Merriam-Webster,

This guide focuses primarily on feminism as a political and social movement. You may find additional relevant information on the following research guides:

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an extensive online collection of reference materials and resources available to CR students and staff.  In this guide, you will find many links that pull directly from Credo's resources.  However, you can also search Credo directly by typing your research terms in the box below.

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Background Articles on Feminism

The following links will take you to articles which provide broad overviews of feminism, from several of our library databases.  Once you have an overview of the topic you can focus in on more specific concepts.

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