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.

Proposing prosperity? : marriage education policy and inequality in America (Randles, Jennifer M., author.) Frost Library; HQ10.5.U6 R36 2017

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

Multiracial parents : mixed families, generational change, and the future of race (Song, Miri, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1031 .S66 2017

Safekeeping : some true stories from a life (Thomas, Abigail.) Frost Library; HQ1058.5.U5 T47 2001

Successful aging as a contemporary obsession : global perspectives Frost Library; HQ1061 .S8449 2017

Todeskonzepte der russischen Moderne von Tolstoj bis Lenin : Weltende, Kunstende, Lebensende (Ingold, Felix Philipp, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1073.5.R9 I54 2017

Gendered lives, sexual beings : a feminist anthology Frost Library; HQ1075 .G467165 2018

Gender in the twenty-first century : the stalled revolution and the road to equality Frost Library; HQ1075.5.U6 G464 2017

Sport, promotional culture and the crisis of masculinity (Gee, Sarah L., 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1090 .G434 2017

Men's rights, gender, and social media (Hodapp, Christa, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1090 .H623 2017

Manhood in America : a cultural history (Kimmel, Michael S., author.) Frost Library; HQ1090.3 .K553 2018

To be a man is not a one-day job : masculinity, money, and intimacy in Nigeria (Smith, Daniel Jordan, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1090.7.N6 S65 2017

Feminist periodicals and daily life : women and modernity in British culture (Green, Barbara, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1101 .G63 2017

Decolonizing feminism : transnational feminism and globalization Frost Library; HQ1121 .D425 2017

A brief history of feminism (Schrupp, Antje, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1121 .S3313 2017

Selling sex in the city : a global history of prostitution, 1600s-2000s Frost Library; HQ115 .S45 2017

Feminists, feminism, and advertising : some restrictions apply Frost Library; HQ1150 .F463 2017

International Women's Year : the greatest consciousness-raising event in history (Olcott, Jocelyn, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .O39558 2017

The Women's Liberation Movement : impacts and outcomes Frost Library; HQ1154 .W9195 2017

Women & power : a manifesto (Beard, Mary, 1955-) Frost Library; HQ1155 .B42 2017b

Feminist spaces : gender and geography in a global context (Oberhauser, Ann M., author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .O24 2018

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

The governmentality of Black beauty shame : discourse, iconicity and resistance (Tate, Shirley Anne, author.) Frost Library; HQ1163 .T38 2018

Mothers in the Jewish cultural imagination Frost Library; HQ1172 .M68 2017

The pimping of prostitution : abolishing the sex work myth (Bindel, Julie, author.) Frost Library; HQ118 .B56 2017

Introduction to women's, gender & sexuality studies Frost Library; HQ1180 .I5757 2018

Philosophy : feminism Frost Library; HQ1190 .P5195 2017

Notes from a feminist killjoy : essays on everyday life (Wunker, Erin, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1190 .W85 2016

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

The H-spot : the feminist pursuit of happiness (Filipovic, Jill.) Frost Library; HQ1206 .F4628 2017

Paths to fulfillment : women's search for meaning and identity (Josselson, Ruthellen, author.) Frost Library; HQ1206 .J672 2017

The extra woman : how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone and like it (Scutts, Joanna, author.) Frost Library; HQ1221.R73 S38 2018

Bad girls and transgressive women in popular television, fiction, and film Frost Library; HQ1233 .B28 2017

Down girl : the logic of misogyny (Manne, Kate, author.) Frost Library; HQ1233 .M36 2017

Empowered by design : decentralization and the gender policy trifecta (Rincker, Margaret Eileen, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1233 .R56 2017

Ecofeminism as politics : nature, Marx, and the postmodern (Salleh, Ariel, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1233 .S16 2017

Has democracy failed women? (Dahlerup, Drude, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .D35 2018

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

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

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

Marching dykes, liberated sluts, and concerned mothers : women transforming public space (Currans, Elizabeth, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 C87 2017

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

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

Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967 (Johnson, Joan Marie, author.) Frost Library; HQ1419 .J64 2017

Politics of the pantry : housewives, food, and consumer protest in twentieth-century America (LaBarbera-Twarog, Emily E., 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1420 .L33 2017

Liberation in print : feminist periodicals and social movement identity (Beins, Agatha, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1421 .B445 2017

Nasty women : feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump's America Frost Library; HQ1421 .N37 2017

We wanted a revolution : black radical women, 1965-85 : a sourcebook Frost Library; HQ1421 .W4 2017

How we get free : black feminism and the Combahee River Collective Frost Library; HQ1426 .H689 2017

Challenging perspectives on street-based sex work Frost Library; HQ144 .C45 2017

Inside The Combat Zone : the stripped down story of Boston's most notorious neighborhood (Schorow, Stephanie, author.) Frost Library; HQ146.B7 S35 2017

Re-reading Spare Rib Frost Library; HQ1597 .S54 2017

Gender and French identity after the Second World War, 1944-1954 : engendering Frenchness (Colvin, Kelly Ricciardi, author.) Frost Library; HQ1613 .C7337 2017

The woman question in France, 1400-1870 (Offen, Karen M., author.) Frost Library; HQ1613 .O34 2017

Sisters in arms : militant feminisms in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1968 (Karcher, Katharina, author.) Frost Library; HQ1623 .K36 2017

The pitfalls of protection : gender, violence, and power in Afghanistan (Wimpelmann, Torunn, author.) Frost Library; HQ1735.6 .W54 2017

The women of Totagadde : broken silence (Ullrich, Helen E., author.) Frost Library; HQ1742 .U45 2017

Ribbons among the Rajahs : a history of British women in India before the Raj (Wheeler, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; HQ1742 .W44 2017

Bad girls of the Arab world Frost Library; HQ1784 .B33 2017

North African women after the Arab Spring : in the eye of the storm Frost Library; HQ1790.5 .N66 2017

Khartoum at night : fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan (Brown, Marie Grace, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1793.5 .B76 2017

Sexuality and citizenship (Richardson, Diane, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.5 .R53 2018

Research on gender and sexualities in Africa Frost Library; HQ18.A35 R47 2017

Women and the war on Boko Haram : wives, weapons, witnesses (Matfess, Hilary, author.) Frost Library; HQ1815.5 .M28 2017