Women's and Gender Studies
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Principal Periodical Databases
GenderWatch is a full-text database containing 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. It is a repository of materials on gender issues worldwide, the evolution of the women's movement, and the changes in gender roles over the last twenty years.
- Gender Studies Collection
This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
- SocINDEX with Full Text
- Diversity Studies Collection
- Ethnic NewsWatch
- Project Muse (includes a wide range of topics and disciplines)
A sampling of Library of Congress Subject Headings -- for subject searches of the online catalog
- Feminist theory
- Womens studies
- Women's rights
- Sex discrimination against women
- Sex role
- Older women
- Working mothers
- Feminist ethics
- Feminist theology
- Women Identity
- Gender identity
- Women Sexual behavior
- Man-woman relationships
- Sex differences
- Sex (Psychology)
- Sex and Law United States
- Feminine beauty
- Sexual ethics
- Acquaintance rape
- Birth control
- Women in literature
Related Guides for Women's Studies
Online Digital Collections
- Women of Protest: Photographs of The National Women's Party
From the Library of Congress. Mostly photographs.
- National Women's History Museum
Online access to changing exhibits
- African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
From the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center. Includes fiction, poetry, biography and autobiography, and essay.
- Lesbian Herstory Archives
Includes audio, video, and photographic digital collections.
- Digital Transgender Archive
From Holy Cross. Digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings.
- Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement This resource from Duke University is focused on the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States of 1960s and 1970s.
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
From Duke University. Primary source material related to the Women's Liberation Movement, African-American Women, and Women during the Civil War.
- Studies in Scarlet: Marriage & Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914
From Harvard. Images of trial narratives.
- Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU) Herstory Project Among the resources included are materials from the Women's Liberation Movement's second wave, writings from abortion activists, and other historical documents.
- Emily Dickinson Archive
High-resolution images of Dickinson’s surviving manuscripts
- Victorian Women Writers Project
From the University of Indiana. Transcriptions of 19th century works by British women writers.
- Women Working
From Harvard. Historical documentation of the role of women in the United States economy from 1800-1930
- Fragen Project (Frames on Gender) Archive Core feminist texts from the second wave of feminism in Europe.
- Home Economics Archives: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)
From Cornell's Mann Library. Books and journals related to the field of home economics.