Selected Resources for: Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Subject Librarian:

Kimberly Clarke

clark078@tc.umn.edu

This subject covers: the intellectual and research component of the women's movement for equal rights. "Women's studies aims to transform all areas of education including curriculum, research, writing and teaching, and to prepare women to change society. It argues that a systematic consideration of gender is a fundamental condition of any adequate analysis or knowledge of contemporary society." -- p. 30, The Dictionary of Feminist Theory, 1995, Maggie Humm.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches nearly 1200 of the most important journals in these subject areas. Updated, uniform subject headings facilitate your search, with the original subject headings also provided. Subjects Covered Include: Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health & Medical Care, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Minority Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Planning & Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Welfare, Religion and Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

International coverage of feminist writings. A compilation of ten databases covering journal articles, books, anthology chapters, and reports.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.


Indexes, Other

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

Women's history in Minnesota

"This truly monumental work maps the literature of women's studies, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published between 1985 and 1999. Intended as a reference and collection development tool, this bibliography provides a guide for women's studies information for each title along with a detailed, often evaluative review. The annotations summarize each work's content, its importance or contribution to women's studies, and its relationship to other titles on the subject. Core titles and titles that are out of print are noted, and reviews indicate which titles are appropriate as texts or supplemental texts..."--Publisher's site.


Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Almanacs

Information please: Women's sourcebook


Biographical Sources

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia

"With more than 10,000 biographical entries in 15 volumes, this is the most comprehensive women's history encyclopedia available. This ambitious work profiles women throughout time and throughout the world. More than 2,500 signed articles written by academics, up to 5,000 words in length, highlight a particular woman's personal background and significance in history. Shorter entries spotlight historically important women who are less frequently researched or for whom less information is available." --Gale Group web site.


Dictionaries


Encyclopedias

Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Modern Era

"This exceptional reference presents short articles on key people, events, and ideas that have shaped the history of women in the United States. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition features more than 100 new entries as well as, for the first time, photographs and artwork illustrating key concepts... The Handbook of American Women's History provides a comprehensive,interdisciplinary view of a fascinating field of study. Arranged alphabetically, each entry is accompanied by a bibliography of primary and secondary sources to which interested readers can turn for more information." Includes an extensive subject/name index and end-of-entry cross-referencing.--Sage web site.

Andersen Immigration and History Research Center Quarto DS115.2 J49 1997
Wilson Reference Quarto DS115.2 J49 1997
"Annotated bibliography and guide to archival resources on thehistory of Jewish women in America. Includes bibliographical references and index."

Readers guide to Women's Studies

Women's issues (Ready Reference)

Three volume set includes 696 entries on a variety of topics, including relevant US legislation; marriage and family; women and the arts; race and ethnicity; feminist theory; and health, sexuality, and reproductive rights. Articles of 1,250 words or more include a bibliography. Heavily illustrated. Cross references, appendixes, and indexes.

Three volume set; lengthy signed articles, many with a brief bibliography of relevant works.


General Reference Works

An overview and guide to conducting library research in women's studies, it covers topics such as how to use the library as well as lists bibliographies, article indexes, and directories on a variety of subjects. Includes indexes.


Guides

A research guide for women's studies, use this guide to learn how to find articles and books in women's studies. The guide covers information sources about women from around the world, in subjects such as the arts, women of color, education, history, politics, lesbians, society, employment, and more. More than one thousand annotated entries are included. Index.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

"Gender Info 2007 is a global database of gender statistics and indicators on a wide range of policy areas, including: population, families, health, education, work, and political participation. It can be used by governments, international organizations, advocacy groups, researchers and others in need of statistics for planning, analysis, advocacy and awareness-raising. Users will find in Gender Info an easy-to-use tool to shed light on gender issues through customizable tables, graphs and maps."

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The online version has full text from 1995-, although the series as a whole starts in 1878.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals

A selected list of sources available in Wilson Reference Services.


Writing Guides

The Rhetoric Department, English Department, Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing and the General College Writing Center have come together to bring you writing support in one place.


Library Information

Wilson Library

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West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321
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Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321
Map

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