Women's and Gender Studies

Principal Periodical Databases

  • GenderWatch
    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.
Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer Issues Social Issues Biological and Medical Legal Issues Current Affairs, General, and Historical


A compilation of data on key gender topics from national statistics agencies, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys.

Global Gender Gap Report
Benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for comparisons across regions and income groups and over time.  Issued by the World Economic Forum.

Online Reference

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories
Presents an overview of topics related to women and feminist scholarship, including theory, but related topics as well, such as collaborative learning, menopause, television, and single sex education.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Features articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences. 

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
Contains over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

Discovering American Women's History Online
Links to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Women's diaries and letters, much previously unpublished; incl. biographies and extensive annotated bibliography of sources in the database. From Alexander Street Press.
CQ Researcher
Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current issues in the news. Each report includes an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.


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John Henderson

Social Sciences Librarian
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Related Guides for Women's Studies

Call Numbers

Call Numbers -- for browsing in the stacks or searching the online catalog
  • BF692- Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior 
  • HQ 759- -- Related topics to Feminism (anything from abortion to working mothers)
  • HQ1075 -- Sex role
  • HQ1101 -- 2031 Women