Women's & Gender Studies
Women's Studies International
Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.
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.
Women and Social Movements, International 1840 to present
Primary sources (correspondence, diary entries, memoirs, pamphlets, proceedings of women’s international conferences, etc) focusing on women's international activism since the mid-nineteenth century.
LGBT Thought and Culture
Documents the LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day.
Academic Search Complete
Covers all subject areas. Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.
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 (1900 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present).
Note: Previously our subscription began social sciences coverage in 1956. Coverage now extends back to 1900 in the social sciences.
Besides the subject citation databases, the Web of Science Core Collection also includes: Book Citation Index (2005 to present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus
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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.
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.
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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.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral and policy sciences.