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Databases by Subject: Women's Studies

Major Indexes

Gender Studies Database

Find journal articles, books and book chapters, and conference papers about gender & women's studies and sexual diversity issues, from 1972-present.


Find journal articles, books, and alternative and independent magazines, in gender & women's studies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender research.

Sociological Abstracts

Find abstracts and citations to journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and books in sociology, family studies, women's studies, and related social sciences, 1952-present.

Additional Indexes

Alternative Press Index

Index to journal, magazine, and newspaper articles from 1991-present from international alternative, radical, and left publications covering racial and gender issues, gay and lesbian studies, labor, and more.

Black Women Writers

It offers fiction, poetry, and essays from Africa and the African Diaspora giving an unparalleled view of black women's struggles through time.

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Online access to over 60,000 images of primary source documents, including manuscripts, periodicals, diaries, travel journals, and ephemera. Includes introductory essays and is organized in five sections: Conduct & Politeness, Domesticity & the Family, Consumption & Leisure, Education & Sensibility, The Body.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.

Find articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945

Full-text/full-image database of unique materials about women's history, ranging from 1543-1945, with more than 4,500 publications (265 periodicals and 4,471 monographs and pamphlets).

LGBT Thought and Culture

Includes key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. Includes seminal texts, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.

North American Women's Drama

Full-text plays that are browsable and searchable. Also includes playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. From colonial times to the present.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950

Large collection of women's diaries and correspondence, from Colonial times to 1950.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Find primary sources of women's writing in the British Isles from 1500-1700.

WGSN Fashion Trend Forecasting & Analysis

WGSN's comprehensive research and analysis service provides for every stage of the product development life cycle. Trends are tracked and analysed from their earliest emergence right through to the products driving retail and e-tail today.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: Scholar's Edition

Full text primary source documents, books, images, scholarly essays, and more around about women's activism in the United States, 1600-2000.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Includes digitized collections of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. Content includes writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and conference proceedings of dozens of women's organizations, including previously unpublished primary sources. Includes materials in English and other languages. Original essays by leading scholars complement the primary sources. Fully integrated into the collection are hundreds of entries from the Dictionary of Women's International Organizations.

Women Writers Online

Provides access to electronic encoded texts by early modern women writers from 1400 to 1850. .