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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Getting Started

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

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Brooke Williams
270 Snell Library

Key Resources

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

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

Academic Search Complete: Broad coverage of journals and magazines covering all subjects; mostly full text

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

Nexis Uni: Up-to-date news, business and legal information

Ethnic NewsWatchInterdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

Need help?

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Call me: 617 373 2363

If you need immediate help, please chat with a librarian.

What I can do in a consultation:

  • Help you find sources for your project
  • Help you brainstorm research strategies
  • Help you set up a citation manager
  • Help you access online materials
  • Help you request items through Interlibrary Loan

What I can't do in a consultation:

  • Proofread your paper (visit the Writing Center!)
  • Help you choose a topic or verify that your topic is "good" (talk to your instructor!)
  • Find sources for you (that's your job!)

Bottom line: while I am here to support your research process and help you navigate the library, I am not a substitute for your instructor. Questions about assignment requirements, grading, acceptable sources, acceptable topics and deadlines should be directed to your professor or TA.


This guide is intended to help you with your research in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Here you'll find links to important databases, primary sources and media resources, as well as tips on finding books, journals, articles and more. If you need help finding what you're looking for or have questions or suggestions about this guide, please contact me for more help.