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Gender Studies: Home

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Welcome to the Sociology Library Subject Guide!

This Subject Guide brings together important research resources for Gender Studies. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources. 

Click on the tabs at the top  (Journals, Books, Referencing etc) to find more details about the various resources! 


Need Help?

This page lists key databases and journals you can use for finding resources for your assignments. Use Keyword searches to find articles on your topic.



If you need help with using these resources please contact your Subject Librarian Scott Venning

Alternatively you can use the Self Help guide for tips on searching and evaluating 

You can also look at the Ask Library FAQ's or use LibChat to ask library staff for help

Key resources: 

Below are the four best places to start searching for academic literature on your topic.  Explore the Journals & Databases tab above in the navigation bar for even more database options.


StatsNZ - Consultation on decisions for the methodology of sex and gender variables for the 2023 Census

As part of the combined census model we will be using administrative data to fill in gaps in census response data. This imputation methodology is created on a variable-by-variable basis and we have options on if and how we apply imputation for each variable. Given there are changes in the sex and gender variables being collected for the 2023 Census, we would like to get feedback on our planned approach to imputation.

The four sex and gender concepts to be covered as part of this consultation are: gender, sex at birth, sexual identity, and variation of sex characteristics.

The 2023 Census content and the form design and questions have been decided by the Deputy Government Statistician, Census and Collection Operations, on behalf of the Government Statistician. 

For more information please see the 2023 Census final content report and the Design of forms for the 2023 Census report.

The consultation will be available on our website in mid/late-November on our Consultations page. Instructions on how you will be able to provide written feedback will be included on the consultation webpage.

In addition, if you would like to hear us speak about this consultation, we will be holding a virtual technical user forum to talk about this planned methodology. 

The session will be at 2pm on Thursday 8th December.

If you would like to attend this session please email for an invite.

Feature Resource: Sage Research Methods

New Gender Studies Books

New Journal: International Journal for Intersectional Feminist Studies

The International Journal for Intersectional Feminist Studies (IJFIFS) is a half-yearly peer-reviewed academic journal produced by the Project Monma research centre. It aims to publish research, reports, and literature reviews relating to intersectional feminist theory and/or relevant to issues of gender broadly (the way that gender is represented, codified, consumed, or challenged within certain contexts, for example). IJFIFS is designed to be an interdisciplinary journal, and it encourages young scholars and students within all relevant disciplines to submit their work for publication.