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SOC 131b: Writing Activists' Lives

Resources for SOC 131b, "Writing Activists' Lives: Biography, Gender, and Society," taught by Karen Hansen in spring 2022.

Biographical Resources

Brandeis Library OneSearch

Search Tip: Finding Biographical Resources

In OneSearch, search for books by either Keywords or Subject Headings. Start with a Keyword search and identify some relevant books. Then look at the subject headings for those books. You can follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to identify other keywords to try.

Example Keyword Search:

civil rights biograph*

feminist memoir

Example Subject Headings: 
African American Women Civil Rights Workers

Personal memoirs

Feminists -- United States

You can use a mix of Subject Headings and Keywords in order to get more specific.  For example:

Personal memoirs AND (gay rights)

Transgender people AND (biograph* OR memoir)