Database List

The following 30 databases are best for: Gender Studies

See our Women's and Gender Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Gender Studies Databases

GenderWatch

LGBT Life

Women's Studies International

CWI (Contemporary Women's Issues)


All Gender Studies Databases

AfricaBib    
The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women's literature (African Women's Database).
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: AfricaBib.org

 
Alternative Press Index    
Contains citations and some full-text articles from alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It is international in scope with its central focus on socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays, lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Covers material from 1991 to the present. Click on the "Get It" button to access full-text when available.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900    
Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
  • Coverage Range: 1740 to 1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Black Studies in Video    
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. Includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
  • Coverage Range: Scope – 20th century to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
CWI (Contemporary Women's Issues)    
A global resource addressing women's issues, including health, human rights, law, the workplace, gender equity, family, education, sexual concerns, feminism, arts, culture, and reproductive rights. Includes English-language titles from North and South America, East and West Africa, South and Central American, Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe.
  • Coverage Range: 1992-current
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Encyclopedia of American Studies    
A reference resource containing general articles on American history and culture. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you. The Encyclopedia addresses issues such as literature, art, photography, film, popular culture, architecture, consumer culture, urban studies, ethnicity, gender, race, economics, labor, social movements, politics, and global America. Part of Credo Reference package.
  • Coverage Range: All Volumes
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
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Ethnic News Watch    
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Family & Society Studies WorldWide    
Includes coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. Publications cover a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work.
  • Coverage Range: 1970-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Family Studies Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Coverage Range: 1979-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index    
Contains citations for journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 to 2003
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: University of Iowa

 
GenderWatch    
Resource addressing the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications are mostly full-text and date from 1970 to the present. They include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and reports from government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)    
A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records provide citation information for questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more. Use the citation to identify the source document which may contain the full-text of an instrument. Some instruments will only be available for a fee from the developer.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 1 Simultaneous User

 
History Vault    
A set of 11 collections of primary source documents covering aspects of US history. Collections include: Black Freedom, Immigration, NAACP, Plantations, Politics and Society 1960-75, Slavery and the Law, Vietnam War, and Women's Rights.
  • Coverage Range: varies; 1770s to 1975
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective    
A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
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Humanities Full Text    
A full-text database that covers journal articles in Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
LGBT Life    
Index to the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Disciplines covered include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, and sociology.
  • Coverage Range: 1953-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
LGBT Studies in Video    
Streaming video of documentaries, interviews, archival footage and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture, civil rights, and other issues. Part of LGBT Studies, which includes LGBT Thought and Culture, though the collections can be searched or browsed separately.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
LGBT Thought and Culture    
A collection of texts, letters, speeches, interviews and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights, and memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction non-fiction that illuminate the lives of LGBT individuals and community. Part of LGBT Studies, which includes LGBT Studies in Video, though the collections can be searched or browsed separately.
  • Coverage Range: 20th century to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries    
High-quality images of original manuscripts from the American Antiquarian Society, covering 200 years, extensively indexed by name, date, place, personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and other topics. Purchase made possible through a bequest of Eleanor Cogan (Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts, 2003), library volunteer and longtime friend of the college.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-1950, esp. strong for 1800s
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
North American Women's Letters and Diaries    
American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence, extensively indexed by name, date, place, historical or personal event (e.g., "childbirth," or "death of parent"), and more. Includes biographical information on the authors when it is available. Colonial Times to 1950. Funded by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Colonial era to 1950
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History    
This online encyclopedia contains biographies of influential women and articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
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POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE)    
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE) provides more than 350,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population studies, family planning, women’s studies, and related environmental and health issues. Primarily English, but also includes many abstracts in French and Spanish. A limit to peer-reviewed articles feature is available. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and funded primarily by the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present (some of the materials indexed date back to 1886)
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Johns Hopkins University

 
Social Sciences Full Text    
Covers English-language periodicals, published in the Unites States or internationally, in sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, economics, political science, and law. Indexes material from 1983-present, includes abstracts for material 1984-present and contains some full-text for 1994 to present.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1983+, Abstracting 1984+ and “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Sociological Abstracts    
Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers Advanced search tools include Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, an aid for picking search terms.
  • Coverage Range: 1963 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Violence and Abuse Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Coverage Range: 1995-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Women and Social Movements in the United States    
Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection advances scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible. The collection currently includes 94 document projects and archives with more than 3,750 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and almost 2,100 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Includes access to the online version of Notable American Women and the database on Commissions on the Status of Women.
  • Coverage Range: 1600-2000
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Women and Social Movements, International    
Primary documents including letters and diaries of activists, and proceedings of historic conferences. For coverage of the US, see Women and Social Movements in the United States.
  • Coverage Range: 1840 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Women's Experiences at Dickinson Blog    
This blog contains stories about all aspects of female students’ experiences at Dickinson from the 19th century to the present. Includes digital images of original documents and select soundclips from oral history interviews with alumnae. Visit the Dickinson Archives for access to original materials.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Dickinson College

 
Women's Studies International    
Core database for feminist research from 1972 to the present. Contains citations and some full-text of journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, non-governmental organization studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature.
  • Coverage Range: 1972-Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
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