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Finding Articles: Women's Studies

Core Databases:

Gender Studies Database

  • Scholarly journal articles and book chapters on topics in women's studies, gender studies, and related fields.
  • Dates vary, mostly 1972-present


Academic Search Premier

  • Scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics. A great database for beginning searches.
  • Dates vary, mostly 1980s-present



  • Full text of scholarly journals in many subjects, especially the humanities and social sciences. The most recent 2-5 years may not be available in full text.
  • Dates:  early 1900s to 2-5 years ago
  • Note:  May not include recent issues.  See Project Muse for more recent coverage of many of the same subject areas.


Project Muse

  • Scholarly articles in many subjects, especially the humanities and social sciences.
  • Dates vary, mostly 1995-present


MLA International Bibliography

  • Scholarly articles in literature and linguistics, including books, essay collections, conference proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.
  • Dates:  1926-present


More options:

American Memory (Library of Congress)

  • Digital archive of images, sound recordings, texts, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Excellent primary source materials.
  • Note:  Not an article database.


Harvard University Library Open Collections Program

  • Digital archive of primary source documents including books, manuscripts, maps, photos, and texts on topics including working women at the turn of the century and immigration to the U.S.
  • Note:  Not an article database.


New York Public Library Digital Gallery

  • Contains over 685,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
  • Dates vary.
  • Note:  Not an article database.


Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

  • Collections of primary source materials covering movements such as the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Guerrilla Girls. Also includes interpretive research essays on the documents.
  • Dates:  1600-2000
  • Note:  The subscription to this database is made possible by a gift from Saint Mary’s alumnae, Leslie Wilson ’76 and Jenni Wilson ’86.



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