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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Finding Academic Articles

A guide to online and print resources for research in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.

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Article databases

Scholarly articles, newsletters, and magazines with a focus on women; full text

Broad coverage of journals and magazines covering all subjects; mostly full text

NEW: more full text now available! Broad coverage of journals and magazines covering all subjects; mostly full text

Indexing of high profile scholarly journals covering all subjects; links to full text

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primary sources and historical:


ProQuest History Vault: Women’s Rights Collections

Focuses on the records of the major women’s rights associations from 1880-1990. Includes the early National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Women’s Party (NWP), and the more recent National Organization of Women (NOW).

North American Women's Letters and Diaries  -- A primary source database that includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.  Browse by historical event, place, name, or time period.  Full text.

Women Writers Online -- Early modern women's writings from 1400-1850, from the Brown University Women Writers Project.  Full text

American Periodicals Series Online -- Digitized images of the pages of 1000 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1805. Titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several consumer magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Magazine, and Ladies' Home Journal. The search interface allows you to search the complete text, including tables of contents. Articles are downloadable in PDF format. Updated daily.