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Gender Studies

Gender Studies Database
Index and abstracts for publications covering gender-engaged scholarship. more information

Index, abstracts and full text of articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trangendered issues. more information

Women's Studies International
Index and abstracts for publications covering Women’s Studies. more information

Contemporary Women's Issues (1992-2006) (NOTE: This database is no longer updated.)
CWI covers issues and events that influence women’s lives, ranging from domestic violence, employment and the workplace, and gender equity to family, reproductive health and human rights. more information

Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the social sciences. more information

Reference Books
The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science : Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century. (REF Q141 .B5285 2000)
This 2 volume set profiles over 2,500 women scientists with entries ranging from one-half to two pages. Entries include factual information and a biographic essay with additional source information.

Feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present. (REF PR111 .F45)
This volume profiles 2,700 women writers. Entries detail professional lives, quotes, and some criticism of works.

Notable American women, 1607-1950 a biographical dictionary (REF E176 .N6)
This 3 volume set profiles 1,359 women from various disciplines.

Notable Black American women (REF E185.96 .N68)
This single volume profiles over 500 African American women. Entries are organized by best known surname.

Significant contemporary American feminists : a biographical sourcebook. (REF HQ1412 .S56 1999)
This single volume focuses on 50 women instrumental in the second wave of American feminism.

Susan B. Anthony: A Biographical Companion
This single reference work contains over 100 articles that describe the important people and places related to Susan B. Anthony and her role in the social reform movements of temperance, woman suffrage, and abolitionism.

Dictionary of feminist theologies
This e-Book is a mixture of a dictionary and an encyclopedia with numerous long articles with bibliographies. The focus is on Christian feminist theology, but also includes Jewish and post-Judeo-Christian feminism. Includes international treatment of the topic.

Dictionary of feminist theory (REF HQ1115 .H86)
Traditional dictionary giving short scholarly definitions of key concepts.

Print Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of women in American politics (REF HQ1236.5.U6 .E53 1999)
Single volume containing 700 entries describing political struggles and achievements.

The feminist encyclopedia of French literature (REF PQ149 .F47 1999)
Over 200 entries with a focus on authors, genres, and movements of French feminist writers.

Electronic Encyclopedias


American men and women : demographics of the sexes (REF HB1755.A3 A44 2000)
Demographics based on gender looking at attitudes, education, health, income, labor, living arrangements, population, spending, and wealth. The data comes from Federal government sources.

Current Print Titles

Full Text Electronic Titles
Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide
Gender & Society
Gender Issues
GLQ : a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies
Meridians : Feminisms, Race, Transnationalism
Men and Masculinities
NIN: Journal of Gender Studies in Antiquity
NWSA Journal
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture
Women's Studies International Forum

Additional Full Text Titles in the Electronic Journal Center
Sociology and Social Sciences title list

Web Sites
Our recommendations for gender studies web sites.

Women Studies Web Site
Resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world.

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humorous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group.

Early Modern Women Database
useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period from ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 and includes links to Web sites about the Medieval period and 19th Century as well.

Eldis Gender Resource Guide
Dealing primarily with countries south of the equator, this resource provides links to useful gender-related news, websites, country profiles, and more.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

gender Inn
A searchable database providing access to over 8,300 records pertaining to feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature.

Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
The American Studies Web is the largest bibliography of web-based resources in the field of American Studies.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
A public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families.

The Men's Bibliography
A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sensualities.

Other Women's Voices
Contains full text and excerpts from over 125 women writers who wrote before 1700 A.D. in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau
The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, established by Congress in 1920, is the only federal agency mandated to represent working women in the public policy process.

A current bibliography of articles about women's and gender history. Articles published in English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish are selected from 175 European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand journals. Today, the ViVa database contains bibliographic records describing more than eight thousand articles published from 1975 to 2004 in historical and women's studies journals.

Voice of the Shuttle: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Portal site with links to many academic resources on gender and sexuality studies.

Women's Studies Librarian's Website
Contains a wide variety of information useful to research in women's studies, including a list of websites organized by subject, a list of core books, links to the homepages of magazines and journals, women's organizations, a database of women's studies videos, and more.

Women's Studies Online Resources
Helps you find sites focusing on women's studies or women's issues; women- or gender-related e-mail lists, plus much more.

Women’s Studies Section ACRL
Provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies.

Sexuality Web Sites
gltbq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture
Searchable and browsable encyclopedia that focuses primarily on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture as it relates to the arts and literature. Individual entries include bibliographies, citation information, and links to related topics. Also includes a discussion board, an e-mail newsletter, and sections for featured topics and birthdays.

The QRD (Queer Resources Directory)
An electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBO community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.

TransBiblio Bibliography of Print, AV, and Online Resources
Web site with links to resources on transgendered persons and transgender issues.

Statistical Web Sites
Provides gender statistics by country. Includes statistics about health, labor force, education, and more in relation to gender.

United Nations Statistics and Indicators on Women and Men
This web site provides statistics and indicators on women and men in six specific fields of concern: population, families, health, education, work and politics and human rights.

UNECE Gender Statistics Database
The central database for sex-disaggregated social data. This database provides you with the Common Gender Indicators. Data series are presented in line with the policy areas, which are population, families and households, work and the economy, education, public life and decision making, health, crime and violence.

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