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.

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

Transnational aging : current insights and future challenges Frost Library; HQ1061 .T745 2016

Toilet training [videorecording] : law & order (in the bathroom) Frost Library; HQ1075 .T65

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

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

Emergent masculinities in the Pacific Frost Library; HQ1090.7.O3 E44 2017

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

The century of Women : how women have transformed the world since 1900 (Bucur-Deckard, Maria, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .B8443 2018

Women, peace and welfare : a suppressed history of social reform, 1880-1920 (Oakley, Ann, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .O183 2018

Firebrand feminism (Fahs, Breanne, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .F34 2018

Xenofeminism (Hester, Helen, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .H47 2018

Don't call me princess : essays on girls, women, sex, and life (Orenstein, Peggy, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .O74 2018

Pop-feminist narratives (Spiers, Emily, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .S65 2018

Grandmothers counsel the world : women elders offer their vision for our planet (Schaefer, Carol, 1946-) Archives and Special Collections; HQ1161 .S32 2006

Sex tourism : marginal people and liminalities (Ryan, Chris, 1945-) Frost Library; HQ117 .R9 2001

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

Race women internationalists : activist-intellectuals and global freedom struggles (Umoren, Imaobong Denis, 1990-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .U485 2018

Misogynation : the true scale of sexism (Bates, Laura, active 2014, author.) Frost Library; HQ1237 .B383 2018

Women's empowerment for sustainability in Africa Frost Library; HQ1240.5.A35 W66 2018

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

Women's place in the Andes : engaging decolonial feminist anthropology (Babb, Florence E., author.) Frost Library; HQ1572 .B335 2018

Unjust conditions : women's work and the hidden cost of cash transfer programs (Cookson, Tara Patricia, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1572 .C67 2018

Women and the country house in Ireland and Britain Frost Library; HQ1593 .W66 2018

Rosa Manus (1881-1942) : the international life and legacy of a Jewish Dutch feminist Frost Library; HQ1657.5.M36 R67 2017

Familial properties : gender, state, and society in early modern Vietnam, 1463-1778 (Tran, Nhung Tuyet, author.) Frost Library; HQ1750.5 .T727 2018

Women in Ancient China (Hinsch, Bret, author.) Frost Library; HQ1767 .H54 2018

Sins against nature : sex and archives in colonial New Spain (Tortorici, Zeb, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.N458 T67 2018