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Core Women's & Gender Studies Databases

Women’s & Gender Studies is often described as an interdisciplinary course of study rooted in feminist theory. Because of this, articles covering women’s issues or written from a feminist perspective can be found in nearly all subject areas. The databases below, are the best places to start for Women’s & Gender Studies topics:

News and Alternative Press Sources

For news, magazine, alternative press articles (but not limited to women’s or feminist issues), try these:

Women's history, literature

Article Searching Tips

Finding too much?

  • Use AND between ideas to search for BOTH terms
  • Put “Quotation Marks Around Your Search" to search for exact phrases

Finding too little?

  • Use OR between your ideas to search for EITHER term
  • Put * after the root of a word to look for multiple endings

For better searching, think of multiple ways to describe your topic

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