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Women's Studies

Getting Started

  • GenderWatch
    Full-text access to popular and scholarly articles, conference papers, book chapters, and images (1970 - Current).
  • Women and Social Movements ( Scholar's Edition )
    Women have played an important role in creating social change. Read full-text articles, book chapters, and primary sources about women and social movements (1600-2000).

Finding Articles

  • CQ Researcher
    To find reports on topics related to gender, look under the "social movements" category. You can also run a quick search for the keywords "women" or "gender".
  • JSTOR Journal Archive
    Full-text database for scholarly articles (1655 - 2009). Use the "narrow by discipline" option on the main search screen to limit your results to "Feminist and Women's Studies".
  • Academic Search Complete  
    General database of popular and scholarly materials (1887 - Current). Try using the keywords "women", "gender", or "feminism" to get better results.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Full-text database for ethnic or minority newspapers, magazines, and journals (1959 - Present). Be sure to include the keywords "women", "gender", or "sexuality" in your search.
    Full text access to peer-reviewed psychology articles (1894 - Current). Use the "Classification Code" option on the main search screen to narrow your results to #2970, "Sex Roles and Women's Issues" or #2980, "Sexual Behavior and Sexual Orientation."

Finding Books