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COMM 7301: Gender Communication (Lorencova): Home

Resources and research help for Professor Lorencova's Gender Communication course (COMM 7301)

In the Stacks

You'll find books on gender and communication in a number of sections of the stacks. Try some of the following terms in a Subject Search in the catalog to find relevant titles:

  • Bisexuality
  • Communication - sex differences
  • Femininity
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Gender identity
  • Homosexuality
  • Lesbianism
  • Masculinity
  • Men's studies
  • Sex role
  • Sex differences
  • Transgenderism
  • Women's studies

Reference Resources

Citing Your Sources

The library provides a research guide that will help you with almost everything you have to cite:

QuickGuide: Cite Your Sources

You can also register for a free RefWorks account, to manage citations and create bibilographies online:


Need help citing? Ask a Librarian!

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

Search the library catalog for books in the collection:

Gallucci-Cirio Library Search

Writing a Literature Review

One of your assignments is to write a Literature Review. This short overview will show you all the component parts to a Literature Review:

Writing A Literature Review (UC Santa-Cruz)

Academic Research

These databases provide a good starting point for most topics related to your course. Database searches will allow you to search hundreds of magazines and journals in your discipline at the same time:

Find a Specific Journal

If you know the title of a specific journal you are looking for, but aren't sure whether Fitchburg State has access to it, check in Journal Locator. Searches show whether the title is available in one of our databases, or is available in the print periodicals collection on the 2nd floor.

Fitchburg State Journal Locator

Want to browse journals in a discipline? Go to Journal locator, type the subject term in the search box, and then choose "Title Contains All Words" from the drop-down menu. (i.e. "Gender")