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Liberal Arts + Feminism: Wikipedia edit-a-thon
Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to women and nonbinary people in the liberal arts. Feb. 29, 2020, 1-5pm, Transylvania University Library (Organized by Drs. Kerri Hauman and Emily Goodman)
We're glad you've joined us for the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! This page is full of resources and tips as you begin your searching. The General Research page may be helpful as a starting place before you delve into discipline-specific resources! As always, if you're feeling stuck, just ask for help.
As you explore topics, develop a keyword list for each topic of interest. Brainstorm for synonyms, names of events and people for your topics. You may identify words or subjects in the records of the items you locate in library resources. Add to the list as you delve into encyclopedia articles, journal articles and other resources. Combine keywords together to focus your searches.
Below are listed general resources that may aid you in your searching if you aren't quite ready to dive deeper into a specific discipline.
Search available through the Transy library catalog. A Quick Search will bring you back any results with the keyword you chose. Books will bring back results that are both physical books and ebooks. An Articles search will show journal articles that Transylvania provides access to, and Videos will bring back just multimedia results.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference materials and ebooks that relate to a wide variety of disciplines. This is a good general reference resource for locating biographical information about women in their respective fields and their subsequent contributions to said field/industry.