Additional Resources in WGS
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Janine Kuntz
Social Sciences Librarian
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Books etc.
HELIN Catalog Unrestricted Resource
‚ÄčTo find books and e-books, audiovisual materials, board games, and other items held by the Wallace Library or our partners in the HELIN consortium, search the catalog: 

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Since Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field, citation styles may vary from one class to another. Check with your professor(s) which citation style they prefer; most likely, you will use Chicago (for art history, history, and anthropology), APA (for the social sciences), or MLA (for literature and cultural studies) style. 

For help with any of these citation styles, visit our Citation Guide.
Open Access Resources
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, & Social Justice Unrestricted Resource
This open access journal is devoted to critical work in a variety of formats that reflect the current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies. It incorporates a diversity of feminist, anti-racist and critical identity, intersectional, transnational, and cultural studies approaches to a wide range of contemporary issues, topics, and knowledges.

Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies Unrestricted Resource
Gender Forum is an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of gender issues. This journal covers gender-related topics in the fields of literary and cultural production, media and the arts as well as politics, the natural sciences, medicine, law, religion, and philosophy.

Journal of Feminist Scholarship Unrestricted Resource
The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research. 

Peitho Journal Unrestricted Resource
Peitho is a peer-reviewed jounral of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. The journal exists to support the Coalition's mission as a "learned society composed of women scholars who are committed to research in the history of rhetoric and composition." Peitho seeks to encourage, advance, and publish original research in the history of rhetoric and composition and thereby support scholars and students within the profession.

S & F Online Unrestricted Resource
S & F Online is a triannual, multimedia, peer-reviesed, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements. This journal provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovation programming, including written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, related scholarship, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks. 

Finding your Topic for WGS 101
Wikipedia provides lists of stubs, articles that provide some useful information but lack encyclopedic coverage of a subject, that you can use to help identify a topic that you would like to research. Here are some listings of stubs, divided into categories, that you can build on: 
If you would like to browse the complete listing of stubs, click here.
Core Databases
Gender Studies Database [EBSCO] Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes gender-engaged scholarship from professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources. 1972 - present. 

GenderWatch Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text database of material related to gender issues, with emphasis on women's studies. Includes books, newsletters, reports, newspapers, magazines and scholarly journal articles. A ProQuest database, publication dates vary from the 1970's, 1980's, or 1990's to present.
Additional Databases
AdAccess Unrestricted Resource
Includes images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns.  From Duke University's Digital Collections.

Alt-Press Watch Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses; a ProQuest database; publication dates vary from the 1970's - present.

America: History and Life [EBSCO] Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journal articles, book chapters, book reviews and dissertations on United States and Canadian history and culture (for world history, use Historical Abstracts); 1964 - present.  

Art Full Text [H.W. Wilson / EBSCO] Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Indexes material in the fields of art, art history, architecture, design, and film, including articles in periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, and reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed journals; 1984 - present. Includes over 320 full text journals. For coverage of art literature from 1929 to 1984, search Art Index Retrospective.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Unrestricted Resource
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Site is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries. 1990 - present.

Historical Abstracts [EBSCO] Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations pertaining to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (for U.S. and Canada historian, use America: History and Life); 1955 - present.  

Humanities Full Text [H.W. Wilson / EBSCO] Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Indexes journals in the disciplines of archaeology and classical studies, art, folklore, history, language and literature, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.

JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Full text backfiles of over 2,500 core scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. To help you navigate and search JSTOR, check their helpful how-to guide (PDF). 

Note: JSTOR includes 16 current titles, but for all others, JSTOR does not contain the most recent 1-7 years of content. Many of these titles are continued in the Library's print and/or electronic subscriptions, however. Check the Journal Finder for complete holdings information.

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
Indexes and abstracts U.S. and foreign newspapers, journals, transcripts, federal and state case law, law reviews, state and country profiles, company information and more. Many documents are in full text; dates of coverage vary.

MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore, including journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, and proceedings. A ProQuest database ProQuest; 1926 to present.

Project Muse Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text current and archival articles from 670+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. The Library's subscription also includes over 7,000 e-books. Updated continually.

Social Sciences Full Text [H.W. Wilson / EBSCO] Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes articles and book reviews in some of the key international English language journals in the social sciences, for example: anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.

Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journals, dissertations, conference papers, and selected books in sociology and related disciplines. A ProQuest database; 1952 to present.