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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Women's Studies: Reference

A guide to resources in the D.H. Ramsey Library that pertain to gender studies and include references to print and electronic sources of use to scholars.

Using Reference Resources

A reference source is a compendium of authoritative information, compiled for ease of use.

Reference materials include

  • subject or general encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides, and thesauri 
  • statistics
  • biographical compilations
  • maps, gazetteers, ... and more
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.

Online Resources

Gale Virtual Reference Library

ICPSR

Social science data available via ICPSR!

ICPSR

What is the average age at which men versus women begin smoking?

Does age at marriage differ between NC and other parts of the country?

How does age, gender, education, race, or ethnicity affect political attitudes?

All these questions can be answered by studies in ICPSR, the world's largest collection of digital social science data. ICPSR data cover topics from sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations.

All UNC Asheville staff, students, and faculty have access to the extensive ICPSR data holdings via any campus computer. First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account; thereafter, you will need your email address and password to download data.

Email library@unca.edu for more information.