Women's Studies Research Guide
Locating Journal Articles
Searching for Journal Titles in Women's Studies
Women's studies is interdisciplinary in nature, and relevant articles will be found across many areas of inquiry, including the social sciences, sciences, arts, and humanities. Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of women's studies journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject (choose Social Sciences).
Core Women's Studies Databases and Indexes
Women Studies Abstracts (1972 to present) Index Tables
Print index with summaries of journal articles and book reviews in the field of women's studies.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Online index to essay collections, journals, and dissertations about women, gender, and sexuality in the Middle Ages. Coverage: 1990 to the present.
RDS Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI)
Online index covering reports, fact sheets, guides, and journal articles on health and human rights relating to women with links to full text where available. Coverage: 1986 to present.
General and Multidisciplinary Databases
JSTOR | ProQuest Research Library | OmniFile Full Text Select | Academic Search Elite | ECO
These databases include the full text of articles in a broad array of scholarly and popular journals. Some also include newspapers and general interest publications.
Find books, journal titles, and media in the Wells College Library.
Search for books, journal titles, dissertations, and media in other libraries, and request material via Interlibrary Loan.
WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies
Links to organizations, publications, and resources available on the web compiled by the Women's & Gender Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Cornell University Library: Human Sexuality Collection
A guide to research in human sexuality, and links to finding aids and primary sources.
Encyclopedias provide concise, summary information about persons, events, and ideas,
and may be a good place to start your research. Reference books are located in the
stacks near the main desk. Many reference resources for women's studies are located
in call number R 301.41. Selected titles include:
Women in World History: a Biographical Encyclopedia R 301.41 W87com
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge (2000) R 301.41 R868k
Women's Movement Today: an Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism (2006) R 301.41 qW87he
Chronology of Women Worldwide: People, Places & Events that Shaped Women's History (1997) R 301.41 C55b
Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers (2001) R 301.41B2 qR22
Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (2006) R 200.82 qE56k
Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics (1999) R 301.41 qE56s
Online reference sources including Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History, The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, and The Penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women.
Citing Your Sources
Check with your instructor to determine if they have a preferred citation style. Guides to Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago Manual are available online. Print copies of style guides are available at the reference desk.