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Women's Studies Research Guide

guide to women's studies research

There are many databases you can use for researching Women's Studies topics. Start with the these core databases:
Women's Studies International
GenderWatch
LGBT Life With Full Text
Since Women's Studies is very interdisciplinary in nature, and Women's Studies research is integral to many disciplines, there are other databases you need to consult.  

For example, if your issue deals with women and education, you would want to also search the two education databases: ERIC and Education Research Complete.

If you were researching some aspect of women's history in the United States, you would want to add America. History and Life. If your historical topic deals with other countries you would want to search Historical Abstracts.

Women and Health should include some health databases such as: Medline, Health Policy Reference Center, Health Source Consumer Edition, Public Health.


Databases from the same vendor/publisher may be searched together to weed out duplicate materials.
See the tab: Searching Multiple Databases.