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Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources to help you discover basic information—names, dates, definitions, summaries, etc. These are good places to start when narrowing or choosing your topic, and when beginning research on an unfamiliar subject.
These are just a sampling of some of the reference books that contain facutal and background information on Gender Studies topic. Search the catalog or ask a librarian to find more, or ones most relevant to your topic.