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SOCSC 105 - Global Women's Studies - Mo

Learn to research with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your projects in Eva Mo's SOCSCI 105

Key Search Words

Use the words below to search for useful information in books including eBooks and articles at the MJC Library.

  • women
  • women--political activity
  • women legislators
  • housewives--political activity
  • environmental justice
  • environmental policy
  • environmental degradation

To access eBooks if you're off campus, you'll need to log in using your MJC student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Start Here: Background Reading

Doing some background reading at the beginning of your research helps you understand your topic right from the start. You'll be able to put your topic in context and create research questions that will drive your search for information to support the points you want to make.  In addition, when you begin hunting and gathering information, you’ll know if what you’re finding is relevant and useful.

The list of sources for background reading below provide broad topic overviews to help you understand and place your topic in context.

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff. 

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Databases to Get You Started:


Check out these eBooks @ MJC


Find focused information in library databases

Now that you've completed your background reading and have an idea of the points you want to make, you'll use the resources below to help you explore your topic further and to answer your research questions.
 

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff. 

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Featured Web Sites

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In addition, search Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

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Google Scholar Search

Films & Video @MJC

These videos come from an MJC Library Database named, Films on Demand. Once you click the image, you'll need to login just like you do for all of our other databases.

Women in American Politics

This program with Bill Moyers looks at the rising number of women on the political scene and their impressions of politics. Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, former Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin, Senator Carol Moseley Braun, and other female politicians talk about the challenges women candidates face, describe their experiences in male bastions of power, why it’s important for women to participate in politics, and what women bring to governing our nation.

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Women in World Politics

This program begins with suffragette scenes and quickly moves to portray some of the outstanding women politicians of the 20th centuryThis program begins with suffragette scenes and quickly moves to portray some of the outstanding women politicians of the 20th century.

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Fighting the System
This program introduces several young (and many female) environmental activists offering a genuine insight into their beliefs and reasons why so many are choosing this way of life, sometimes with serious consequences.

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TEDTalks: Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer—The Toxic Baby?
A biologist and a filmmaker explore the effects of chemicals on unborn children.

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Women, Water, and 10,000 Miles
This is the story of the women who live in the most arid part of Rajasthan, India, where the annual rainfall varies from 4 to 16 inches—and the entire rainfall of the year may fall on a single day. In India, water management is solely a woman's occupation. From the time girls are able to walk, they learn that it is their job to find and get water for the entire household. In a woman's lifetime, she will have walked more than 10,000 miles to get water.

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