Articles & Databases : Gender Studies
Women's Studies International
Covers the core disciplines in women’s studies and feminist research, largely from 1972-present (some earlier material included). Areas covered include sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, arts & humanities, international relations and education. Sources include over 2,000 periodicals, and other sources such as newspapers, newsletters, books, book chapters, proceedings, theses, dissertations, NGO studies and other grey literature.
Provides publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. Its archival material, dating back to 1970, focuses on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.
LGBT Life with Full Text
Broad coverage of the world's LGBTQ literature, for both academic & lifestyle publications. Covers important & historically significant journals, magazines, and regional newspapers, both mainstream and grey, and hundreds of books & reference works. Topics include sociology, culture, civil liberties, individual lives, family, community, employment, history, politics, psychology, and religion.
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Coverage: coverage varies
Collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. JSTOR also includes selected books, primary sources and other materials for academic work.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Provides access to full-text North American women's diaries and letters from the Colonial period to 1990s; includes biographies and an annotated bibliography of database sources.
[Alexander Street Press]
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Offers full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world's university presses and scholarly societies.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. Contains new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.
ProQuest Social Sciences Collections
Provides global indexing of the scholarly literature in the social sciences, including full-text scholarly journals and key non-periodical sources such as dissertations and working papers, covering political science, sociology, the applied social sciences, criminal justice, education, and other areas. Search one or more of these databases, from Alt-PressWatch to Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Social Sciences Citation Index
A multidisciplinary database indexing more than 3,000 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Coverage from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Database offers a broad coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. It provides access to journals, books, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, and author profiles. Subjects include abortion, criminology and criminal justice, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, political sociology, religion, social work, sociological research and theory.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Contains citations and abstracts from thousands of journals, as well as books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers.
Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000
Includes primary documents, images, scholarly essays, and bibliographies documenting women's reform efforts in the United States between 1600 and 2000.
[Alexander Street Press]
Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present
A collection of primary source materials providing insight into women’s social movements around the world. Content includes conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, essays, diaries, letters, and memoirs of international women activists dating as far back as the middle nineteenth century.
[Alexander Street Press]
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500+ serial publications, as well as abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
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