Sexuality, Women's, and Gender Studies Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • GenderWatch (1970 to present)
    Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Women's Studies International (1972 to present)
    Interdisciplinary, covers the latest scholarship in feminist research.
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 to present)
    Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
  • Social Science Database (ProQuest)
    Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
  • Education Database (ProQuest) (1988 to present)
    Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    Website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.
  • POPLINE (1970 to present)
    Reproductive health, fertility, demographics, environmental health, women in development, and HIV/AIDS.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

  • Women's Magazine Archive
    A searchable archive of leading women's interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st.
  • Working Women
    Women Working, 1870 - 1930 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
  • Out History is a freely accessible, community created, non-profit website on LBGT history produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
  • Bloom Alternative Press Collection
    Collection held by Amherst College Archives & Special Collections. Includes approximately 3,500 alternative "underground" newspapers published chiefly in the United States, ca. 1967-1989, most originally compiled by Liberation News Service as record copies from its subscribers. Also included is a much smaller collection of glossy magazines for gay men, ca. 1967-1992.
  • Sophia Smith Collection
    The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, archives, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history. It was founded in 1942 to be the library's distinctive contribution to the college's mission of educating women.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Try these collections of historical and current newspapers (also see the News Research Guide or search the journal locator for specific titles).
  • Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
    Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
  • Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
    Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Times of India, and Washington Post.
  • Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
    Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.
Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.
  • Social Explorer (1790 to present)
    Access to data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, religious congregations, and other sources, with options to create thematic and interactive maps and reports.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
    Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
    Provides statistical tables and charts covering various aspects of social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
  • China Data Online
    Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.

Being both : embracing two religions in one interfaith family (Miller, Susan Katz.) Frost Library; HQ1031 .M55 2013

From tolerance to equality : how elites brought America to same-sex marriage (Paul, Darel E., author.) Frost Library; HQ1034.U5 P38 2018

Ageism : stereotyping and prejudice against older persons Frost Library; HQ1061 .A42442 2017

Ending ageism, or how not to shoot old people (Gullette, Margaret Morganroth, author.) Frost Library; HQ1061 .G86334 2017

Gender and heritage : performance, place and politics Frost Library; HQ1075 .G46 2018

Gender reckonings : new social theory and research Frost Library; HQ1075 .G4655 2018

SCUM manifesto (Solanas, Valerie, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075 .S592 2013

Ezili's mirrors : imagining Black queer genders (Tinsley, Omise'eke Natasha, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.H2 T567 2018

Gender socialization and the making of gender in the Indian context (Chattopadhyay, Sujit Kumar, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.I4 C47 2018

Where the millennials will take us : a new generation wrestles with the gender structure (Risman, Barbara J., 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.U6 R57 2018

Discriminating sex : white leisure and the making of the American "Oriental" (Sueyoshi, Amy Haruko, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.U6 S84 2018

Bad girls from history : wicked or misunderstood? (Gordon, Dee, author.) Frost Library; HQ1121 .G67 2017

The feminist revolution : the struggle for women's liberation (Morris, Bonnie J., 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1121 .M867 2018

The merits of women : wherein is revealed their nobility and their superiority to men (Fonte, Moderata, 1555-1592, author.) Frost Library; HQ1148 .F6513 2018

Witches, sluts, feminists : conjuring the sex positive (Sollée, Kristen J., author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .S65 2017

Together we rise : behind the scenes at the protest heard round the world Frost Library; HQ1155 .T64 2018

Why we march Frost Library; HQ1155 .W49 2017

Women vs feminism : why we all need liberating from the gender wars (Williams, Joanna, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .W55 2017

Remaking Black power : how Black women transformed an era (Farmer, Ashley D., author.) Frost Library; HQ1161 .F37 2017

Making space for Indigenous feminism Frost Library; HQ1161 .M35 2017

Learning to (re)member the things we've learned to forget (Dillard, Cynthia B., 1957-) Frost Library; HQ1197 .D55 2012

The Oxford handbook of women and competition Frost Library; HQ1206 .O94 2017

Reducing bodies : mass culture and the female figure in postwar America (Matelski, Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; HQ1220.U5 M37 2017

Venus in the dark : Blackness and beauty in popular culture (Hobson, Janell, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1233 .H63 2018

Governance feminism : an introduction (Halley, Janet E., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .H274 2018

The logics of gender justice : state action and women's rights around the world (Htun, Mala, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .H799 2018

Measuring women's political empowerment across the globe Frost Library; HQ1236 .M39 2018

Women presidents and prime ministers in post-transition democracies Frost Library; HQ1236 .W6415 2017

Women's activism in Africa : struggles for rights and representation Frost Library; HQ1236.5.A35 W66 2017

Arab Women's Activism and Socio-Political Transformation : Unfinished Gendered Revolutions Frost Library; HQ1236.5.A65 A74 2018

What the suffragists did next : how the fight for women's rights went on (Curtis, Mavis, 1936- author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.G7 C87 2017

Gender and representation in Latin America Frost Library; HQ1236.5.L37 G454 2018

The gender of informal politics : Russia, Iceland and twenty-first century male dominance (Johnson, Janet Elise, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.R8 J64 2018

100 years of the Nineteenth Amendment : an appraisal of women's political activism Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 A16 2018

Women and politics : a quest for political equality in an age of economic inequality (Burrell, Barbara C., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 B8753 2018

Distinct identities : minority women in U.S. politics Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 D576 2016

Gender and elections : shaping the future of American politics Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 G444 2018

Women, power, and politics : the fight for gender equality in the United States (Han, Lori Cox, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 H346 2018

Women officeholders and the role models who pioneered the way (Owen, Karen, 1979- author.) Frost Library; HQ1391.U5 O95 2017

Wolf whistle politics : the new misogyny in America today Frost Library; HQ1391.U5 W6185 2017

On second thought : scholarly women reflect on profession, community, and purpose Frost Library; HQ1397 .O5 2017

We wanted a revolution : black radical women, 1965-85, new perspectives Frost Library; HQ1421 .W4 2018

Jamaican women and the world wars : on the front lines of change (Bean, Dalea, author.) Frost Library; HQ1517 .B436 2018

Christabel Pankhurst : a biography (Purvis, June, author.) Frost Library; HQ1595.P33 P87 2018

Alternative histories of the self : a cultural history of sexuality and secrets, 1762-1917 (Clark, Anna, author.) Frost Library; HQ16 .C52 2017

Debating the woman question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920 (Offen, Karen M., author.) Frost Library; HQ1613 .O339 2018

Women's experiences of repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (Hignett, Kelly, author.) Frost Library; HQ1662 .H54 2018

Narrating love and violence : women contesting caste, tribe, and state in Lahaul, India (Bhattacharya, Himika, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1745.L34 B43 2017

Rethinking Japanese feminisms Frost Library; HQ1762 .R48 2018

Leftover in China : the women shaping the world's next superpower (Lake, Roseann, author.) Frost Library; HQ1767 .L35 2018

Sex, France, and Arab men, 1962-1979 (Shepard, Todd, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.F8 S447 2017

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