Gender in Policy & International Affairs: Find Other Resources

This guide provides resources for research on women in development

Reference Material

Reference materials provide good, working knowledge of key issues and sub-topics and provide ideas for other sources to explore. Beyond this list, you should know that all of the following types of materials can be helpful reference material for your research: almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes.

General Reference Materials: 

  • Gale virtual reference library: Click "Topic finder" for an amazing tool. Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. 

  • Oxford BibliographiesOffers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas.
  • Oxford Reference Online: Contains the texts of more than 100 reference titles published by Oxford University Press.

Research Methods: 



General Social Science

  • Social Theory: Offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization.


  • Directory of Development Organizations: Lists thousands of development organizations. Prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work, both among civil society organizations, research institutions, governments and the private sector.
  • International Organizations Funding Directory: Call Number: JZ 4839 .I68 2004g
  • Sustainable Development Policy Directory.: Call Number: HC 79 .E5 S773 2006

Research Methodology