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This guide will list some of the resources available at the COD Library that you can use to find information about other countries or international cultural topics.  A list of various topics can be found below.

Global Education has also been referred to as Global Studies, Multicultural Education, International Education, and Area Studies.

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Over on the right are some other research tools that you can use to find information.

Be sure to ask for help at the Reference desks if you have questions or problems.

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Women and Gender Studies

Abortion/Birth Control, LGBTQ/Transgender,  Lifespan Development, Women in the Middle East, Women in the Military, in that order

Abortion / Birth Control


LGBTQ Pride Month

Background Readings

LGBTQ Demographics

Reference Materials

Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 75.13 .G 37 2000

Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide. .

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements.

Homosexuality and Religion: An Encyclopedia. Reference BL 65 .H 64 H 63 2007

Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 75.5 .L 4395 2000

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture. Ref HQ 76.96 .R 68 2011

The Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies


Lifespan Development

Women in the  Middle East

Background Readings

Birth Control


Gender and Economy

Gender and Education

Gender and Islam

Gender and Law

Gender and Politics



Women and Religious Rituals

Women in Islamic Nations

Women's Economic History in the Middle East

List of  COD Library videos on Women in the Middle East

Reference Books

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa: An Encyclopedia. {Under Construction}

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa.

Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures.   Reference HQ 1170 .E 53 2003

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide:  The Middle East and North Africa.   Reference  HQ  1115 .G 7 2003 vol.6

Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa.

Women in the Military

Women and the Military:  An Encyclopedia.   General  U 21.75 .S 54 1996

Women and War : A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present.   Reference U 24 .W 69 2006

Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide

Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook.   General UB 418 .W 65 S 563 2011

List of COD Library videos on Women and War / Military

A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women. Reference HQ1136 .L54 2008

A to Z of Homosexuality

A to Z World Women in Culture and Business: 175 Countries - Position in Society, Legal Rights, Education, Dating, Marriage, and Family, Health, Social Customs, Women in Professions, Women as Business Owners, and Foreign Businesswomen.

Battleground: Women, Gender and Sexuality. Reference HQ 1115 .B 38 2008

Beauty Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia.

Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia . Reference HQ 796 .C 8154 2006

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. Reference HQ 21 .I68 2004

Critical Insights [to literature]:  Gender, Sex, and Sexuality.   General  PN 56 .S 5 G 56 2014

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body.

Daily Life of Women:  An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times  to the Present

Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.

Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance. Ref. BF 697.5 .B 631997 2012

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society.

Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Reference HM 716 .E 53 2010

Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History. Reference TT 957 .S 46 2002

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships

Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood Reference HQ 759 .E 52 2010

Encyclopedia of Rape. Reference HV 6558 .E 53 2004

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures. Reference HQ 16 .E 53 2003

Encyclopedia of Social Networks.

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on GenderReference HQ 1115 .E 52 2001

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. Reference BL 458 .E 52 2006

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance : Italy, France, and England. Reference HQ 1148 .W 67 2007

Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife.

Faces Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face.

Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia.

Feminist Philosophies, A to Z.

Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia.

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide. Reference HQ 1115 .G 7 2003

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements

International Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Reference HQ 796 .I 58 2007

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. Reference HQ 9 .E 52 2003

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Reference HQ 1090 .I 58 2007

International Encyclopedia of Women's Suffrage.

Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research .

Keywords  for Gender and Sexuality Studies.   Reference  HQ  1180 .K 49 2021

LGBTQ Events in History.  Reference  HQ 73 .L 438 2017

Marriage Customs of the World : An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions.

Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 1090.3 .M 436 2004

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. Reference HQ 1115 .R 69 2000

Women Adventurers,1750-1900 : A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings. Reference G 245 .M 38 2008

Women and Health:  Global Lives in Focus.   General  RA 778 .W 674 2020

Women and Religion:  Global Lives in Focus

Women and the Military:  Global Lives in Focus

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 1115 .W 6 2000

Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over. Reference HQ 1236 .H 46 2006

Women's Studies Encyclopedia. Reference HQ 1115 .W 645 1999

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