The Girl Scouts of the USA Research Institute has conducted several studies about girls, which can inform education, including libraries. In honor of a decade of research, they have published a report highlighting key findings from 22 past research efforts on topics including healthy living, civic engagement, leadership and values, safety, self-esteem, body image, and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Go Ask a Girl summarizes and points out interesting facts about girls’ attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors through changing times.
Girl Scouts Research Institute. (2010). Go Ask a Girl: A Decade of Findings from the Girl Scout Research Institute . New York: GSUSA.