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What are the issues each gender faces?

Gender identity, gender inequality and gender stereotypes are three good research paper topics for your sociology major or gender issues class. This article also has tips citing resources, searching databases and using effective keywords for finding information on gender issues.

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)

 

Gender identity no longer a disorder

Making news and pleasing the transgender community is the American Psychiatric Association’s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which no longer labels transgendered people with a “disorder” or a mental illness. Read more

Research paper topics for gender and women’s studies issues

Portrait of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Cdr. Maurice Constant, USNR photographer)

Portrait of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Cdr. Maurice Constant, USNR photographer)

The field of gender and women’s studies covers a wide range of possible research paper topics. Unless your professor defines the direction for your paper, your first challenge will be to decide on how to focus your topic. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started on your women’s studies research paper.

Start at Questia

A good place to start narrowing your scope is at Questia, the Internet’s largest online library. At Questia you’ll find millions of full-text books and articles. All of the resources at Questia are the kind of authentic research and writing that your professors like to see as sources for your papers. Every source is rock-solid information that you can use. What’s more, Questia’s research tutorials will help you to plan, organize, cite and write your paper. Read more