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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Contemporary Women's Issues (FirstSearch)

Focuses on timely, relevant, and meaningful topics and issues for women, including health, human rights, the work place, legal status, and more. Includes sources published by more than 100 organizations around the world. Covers 1992 to present. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: Scholar's Edition (Alexander St. Press)

Primary documents on US women's history, plus a chronology, a dictionary, and more. A joint production of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and Alexander Street Press.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

Provides coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Project Muse

Scholarly journals in a broad range of subjects - view title list.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number range: HQ 1101 – 2030.7 [Women]

Subject headings:
Women [by profession or activity]
Women artists
Women authors
Women scientists
Women in [an art form, belief system, etc.]
Women in business
Women in Islam
Women in literature
Women’s rights

General Reference on Women

Routledge international encyclopedia of women : global women's issues and knowledge

REF HQ 1115 .R69 2000


Black women in America : an historical encyclopedia

REF E 185.86 .B542 1993

Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America

REF HQ 1410 .C85 2000

Arts, Literature, & Religion

Encyclopedia of women and world religion

REF BL 458 .E53 1999

The Feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present

REF PR 111 .B57 1990

Women and American television : an encyclopedia

REF PN 1992.8 .W65 L69 1999

Health & Sports

Encyclopedia of women's health issues

REF RA 778 .G39 2002

International encyclopedia of women and sports

REF GV 709 .I58 2001

Social Sciences

From suffrage to the Senate : an encyclopedia of American women in politics

REF HQ 1236.5 .U6 S32 1999

International encyclopedia of women's suffrage

REF JF 851 .H28 2000

Encyclopedia of women in the ancient world

REF HQ 1127 .S25 2001

Related GTL Research Guides





Organizations and Associations

National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)

Information on issues, legislative update, political action guides.

National Women's Studies Association

Information and support for women's studies.


Women's Studies Database (University of Maryland)

Premiere site. Texts, readings on issues, employment links and more.

Women & Gender Studies Websites (Women's Studies Section, ACRL)

Net Spaces for the Common Woman (by Elmira College Professor Dr. Diane Maluso)

Websites, email lists, ezines, newsgroups, and databases.

Center for American Women and Politics

Research and information on office holders and political participation by women.

Gender Studies Page (Voice of the Shuttle)

National Women's History Project

Information about historical figures and resources and materials for teaching.

Women's Studies Resources on the Internet (NYPL)


Last updated 06-20-08