Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia. It includes a topic pages with mind maps (example: Performance) and topic pages (examples: Drag Performance and Gender). Also find specialized entries from several encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources (examples: Gender identity and role from The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality).
The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub.
Try some of these subject headings in WorldCat:
Women in mass media | Feminism and theater| Actresses | Women in the theater | Identity (psychology) | Gender identity | Women in motion pictures | Communication sex differences | Feminism United States | Popular Culture United States
Note: To access these off campus, go to Databases A-Z and click into one to trigger the SU EID log in box to pop up.
SLC has Ms., Health, People, Essence, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and others. These cannot be checked out, but you can browse in the periodicals room and you can scan to pdf using the KIC Book Scanner in the same space.
For print copies of Cosmopolitan and many others, try the Georgetown Public Library, located very close by!
While many classes would frown upon using web cites as sources, in this case they may be helpful in inspiring your performance. Still use critical thinking skills though to evaluate the reliability of the site or its biases. Check out this critical thinking guide. Be sure to still use MLA style to cite your internet source.
Questions to ask about the site's author
Questions to ask about the site's content
Questions to ask about how the site is organized