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Women & Gender Studies: HELP!

Library Help

It is normal to need help from time-to-time and you should never feel embarrassed! The Library offers many in-person, online, and self-serve options. Not sure where to start? Ask Paula!

  • For self-help guides on writing, citing, and subject-specific library resources = U of L LibGuides
  • For library account questions, renewals, etc. = General Services desk at
  • For library research help = Research Help Desk (phone, email, chat, text message, in-person)
  • For more complex subject-specific help =

Research Appointments with Paula

While most research questions I receive can be solved via email, there are times when students and faculty need more in-depth support. If you're new to library research, returning to academia, or digging deep into a topic (literature review, research assistant project, thesis, etc) consider booking some time with me. I'm happy to set-up a Zoom meeting, phone call, etc.

Getting the most out of your appointment:

  • Send me a brief description of your research issue and what you've already tried - I like to do a bit of my own exploration before we meet (I'm learning too!).
  • Try to ensure your laptop is charged so you don't have to worry about running out of juice mid-way through the appointment - I want you to be relaxed and able to focus on your work.
  • Feel free to eat and drink during the appointment - again, I want you to be comfortable.
  • In-depth research is a process - it is possible that we may have to meet again, but more often we can follow-up via email. If possible, try to use the original email thread so we can keep all of our work together in one place.
  • If you're a parent and your kids drop-in - that's okay!  Zoom-bombing pets are a bonus.

Paula's WGST Help Vids & Docs (under construction)

How do I search for scholarly resources in WGST? Click here for a worksheet that will guide you through the process.

How do I restrict my searches to e-book content?  Click here for step-by-step instructions.

How do I search for streaming videos? Click here to find out.

Do we have that journal? This is a good one to check before making an interlibrary loan request!  Click here for an easy walkthrough.

How do I connect Google Scholar to the U of L Library? Click here for instructions.

How do I use database citation generators & ensure they are correct (in APA 7th)?  Click here for the screenshots.


*** Am I missing anything? Please contact me if there are any other help topics you think would be useful! ***

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Paula Cardozo
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