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Mission Course of Douglass Residential College: Women in STEM

This guide is for students in the mission course of Douglass Residential College.

Subject Headings and Keywords

Although the acronym STEM is widely used, the computers and databases might not understand the way we do. Use individual terms  such as MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, etc.  

If you are interested in MEDICINE generally, think about what aspect of medicine you are interested.

Are you interested in specializations such as:

  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics 
  • Psychology
  • etc.

Or you are interested in aspects of:

  • Heath care
  • Medical education
  • Career choice 
  • etc. 

The above will make you think about what keywords to use to search for resources. 

Other Resources from the Lbraries

Check out the Women and Science Research Guide. It lists resources on women in STEM fields at Rutgers, including Douglass, and a link to a discreet collection of women in science from the Smithsonian collection.

Did you know that we have 2 health science libraries, one in New Brunswick and one in Newark?

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Library in New Brunswick  

George F. Smith Library in Newark 

We also have librarians at the Library of Science and Medicine on Busch Campus  that specializes in physical sciences, engineering, natural sciences and psychology. To find out the names/contact information of specific librarians, see STAFF DIRECTORY link, then LIBRARY FACULTY. 

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