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WGS 103: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies: Home

Cultural Representation Research Paper

You need to pick a topic related to LGBTQ representation in Film, Literature, Music, or Social Media.  Once you have decided on a topic, you need to find information sources, two of which must be scholarly, to inform your paper.

Group Project

You need to find sources to inform your group's class session, at least as many as you have members in your group.  Two of the sources must be scholarly, but you can also draw from magazines, news, blogs, web pages, etc.

Scholarly Sources

Scholarly sources are those which:

  • 1) are written by scholars
  • 2) vetted in some way for accuracy
  • 3) introduce new concepts, or ways of thinking about existing concepts.

Finding Scholarly Information

For scholarly journal articles, try using one or more of these databases (in the first four, be sure to limit your results to scholarly articles):

Finding Other Kinds of Information

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