General guide for library research in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016
To find articles for your Women, Gender Sexuality Studies research projects, the following research databases are suggested:
- Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles on almost every topic. Tip: To limit just to scholarly journal articles, do a search, then click the "Academic Journals" link at the top of your results.
- America History And Life
Journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews, many in full text, relating to United States and Canadian history and prehistory.
- CQ Researcher
Well-documented full text overviews of current issues, including bibliographies and chronologies.
Reports and articles from magazines and scholarly journals concerning masculinity, feminism, homosexuality, and gender roles.
- Google Scholar
The same Google interface you know and love--but it searches only scholarly, academic information, rather than the whole Web.
Fulltext scholarly journals; including 30 core journals in Feminist and Womens Studies.
- Project Muse
Scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword.
- Sociological Abstracts
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines.
Search UMA WorldCat - a discovery tool that helps you find a wide range of materials using a single search: Books & e-books, journals, articles, videos and more.
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