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Women's & Gender Studies

Top Databases

  • Women's Studies International

    Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

  • Academic Search Complete

    Covers all subject areas.  Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.

  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life.

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

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  • Black Women Writers

    With over 100,000 pages of fiction, poetry, and essays, Black Women Writers brings together the many voices of African, African American, and African Diaspora women.

  • Credo Reference

    Use to find quick facts, images or background information on various topics in dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Dolley Madison Digital Edition

    Dolley Payne Madison was the most important First Lady of the nineteenth century. The DMDE will be the first-ever complete edition of all of her known correspondence. Material continues to be added.

  • Google Scholar

    Enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature.  To access the full-text to which the University Libraries subscribes from Google Scholar
    - Select Settings
    - Click Library Links then enter University of South Carolina
    - Select University of South Carolina Columbia-USC Columbia eText
    - Select University of South Carolina School of Medicine–Find Fulltext@USC Med
    - Click Save

    Take a look at our Google and Google Scholar guide for some advanced searching tips.

  • Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

    Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. The database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project.

  • Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition

    The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families.

  • Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

    Includes volumes of Romantic poetry composed by Scottish women, as well as extensive contemporary critical reviews and numerous scholarly essays specially commissioned for the project.

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral and policy sciences.