Women's Studies Guide

The library has lots of quality information about topics in women's studies that is available both in print and online.  See the links below to find books, articles, and more.


The library has several databases related to women's studies.  You can search them using keywords to find articles on your topic.

JSTOR - (Select Feminist and Women's Studies under Narrow by Discipline.)
Project Muse 
Academic Search Premier (Covers lots of topics including women's history.)
FirstSearch (Multi-topic database that covers feminism and women's history.)
Directory of Open Access Journals: Gender Studies 
Women's Studies (ArtStor guide to finding images)



To find books on your topic, try the library catalog; you can also search World Cat to find books at libraries from around the world and request them via interlibrary loan. 

To get additional background information or ideas, try these reference sources: 

Credo Reference
Oxford Reference Online
Women's Firsts: Milestones in Women's History
Chronology of Women Worldwide
Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion
Feminism in Literature 


Web Sites

To get additional ideas, you can browse these web sites:
Voice of the Shuttle: Women's Studies and Feminist Theory
The National Archives: Women
International Center for Research on Women
Women's History Collections (Library of Congress)
WWW Virtual Library Women's History
WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies
genderInn (gender and women's studies database)
ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History
Feminae Medieval Women and Gender Index


Research Tips

Conducting a Search in the Clarke Library Catalog (How to search for a book.)
Conducting a Subject Search in WorldCat find books on a topic
Conducting a Title Search in WorldCat find books when you already know the title 
For explanations and examples of how to cite your research, try the Documentation and Citation Guide 

If you have any questions, please contact a librarian: or (563) 588-6421. 

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