Gender Studies Databases

Gender Studies Databases

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British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries contains published and unpublished letters and diaries from almost 500 British and Irish women of all age groups, ethnicities, and social classes. This primary source material provides researchers with a view of women’s day-to-day lives over three centuries. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://bwld.alexanderstreet.com/bwld.about.html 1558-1950 Primary Sources
Congressional Research Digital Collection provides access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and Congressional committee prints. CRS, an agency within the Library of Congress, provides impartial research reports for the United States Congress. Congressional committee prints are publications (often partisan in nature) issued by Congressional committees on topics related to their legislative or research activities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/crdc and https://www.proquest.com/libraries/academic/databases/ProQuest-Congressional-Research-Digital-Collection.html 1830-2003 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides access to the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Search and browse 25 billion data points in over 4.3 billion datasets sourced from over 75 authoritative government and private sources. Manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators, chart trends over time, spatially represent data, and export content. 1788 - present Data/Statistics, Government Documents
Simple, refined searching of the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Designed to allow quick navigation of the over 25 billion points of data. Users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of over 4.3 billion datasets at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels, complete with source information and statistical abstracts. All of the data are drawn from authoritative sources and are citable. The product provides high-level summary information as well as detailed line item views. 1788 - Present Articles, Data/Statistics
Indexes articles from >500 journals that relate to women, gender, sexuality in medieval Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 1995 - Present Articles
The Gerritsen Collection is a cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history, documenting the development of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. Anti and pro-feminist arguments are represented, and the condition of women can be traced over the four centuries covered by this resource. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/gerritsen 1543-1945 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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Digitized collection of U.S. newspapers, journals and magazines published by alternative presses from the 1950s through 2015, with an emphasis on titles published through the end of the 20th century. Includes material produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press, and alternative literary magazines. 1951-2015 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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LGBT Thought and Culture contains digitized books, periodicals, and archival content documenting the development of the LGBT community from the twentieth century through the present. The collection includes foundational works from LGBT political and social movements, as well as letters, speeches, interviews, ephemera, memoirs, biographies, poetry, and literature. International in scope, researchers will find material covering cultural studies, history, women’s and gender studies, political science, and sociology. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/lgbt_tc 1920-present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Full-text, fully searchable content from primary source documents focused on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late 18th century to the era of suffrage in the early 20th century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection offers deep coverage of European and North American movements, but also includes collections from other regions. Includes content related to social reform movements, culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, religion, race, medicine, and more. Late 18th - early 20th centuries Articles, eBooks, Images/Photos, News
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries provides electronic access to digitized diaries and correspondence of North American women from the mid-seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Although some biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs are included, the focus of the collection is on diaries and letters written contemporaneously that provide researchers with a detailed account of women’s daily experiences. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://nwld.alexanderstreet.com/nwld.about.html 1675-1950 Biographies, Primary Sources
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**Single user platform** Please close out of browser session when done. Collection of over 500 ebook titles providing concise introductions to topics across a wide range of subject areas, including the Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, and Medicine and Health. Each title is written by experts in the field, and presents a big picture of the topic as well as a more detailed discussion of key controversies, influential people, and new directions and ideas. Factual content is supplemented with analysis to help place the topic in a broader context. 2000-Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Periodicals Archive Online contains the full text backfiles of over 700 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The content is international in scope, and covers 37 subject areas. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/pao 1802-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations
Reference source for social, political, and economic statistics. Information compiled from 400 public and private data sources and presented in 1400 line-item indexed tables. Data updated monthly and downloadable in XLS format. Also useful as source guide for statistical information. Some international data included. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/statisticalabstract/contents 1878-Present Data/Statistics, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
This collection contains digitized records of the National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/womens_rights_organizational_records 1880-1990 Primary Sources
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Citation database providing indexing of over 10,000 journals. 1898 - Present Articles
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 provides access to a collection of digitized primary source materials that document the history of modern empires as experienced by women, with a focus on colonized populations. International in scope, the materials are organized by region and time period. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/wasg 1820-present Articles, Biographies, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Videos
Digitized records of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor and Correspondence of the Director of the Women’s Army Corps, document women’s participation in the labor force and military during World War II. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/womenatwork 1918-1965 Government Documents, Primary Sources

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles, citations and abstracts from journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. 1980 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in searchable PDF format. Cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Broad subject coverage. 1887 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, TRAILS consortium logo
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American Film Scripts Online contains over 1,100 authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays (mostly unpublished), along with detailed information on scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. This resource allows researchers to use film scripts to study a broad range of subjects, including popular culture, diversity and gender issues, language and linguistics, writing, American history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://afso.alexanderstreet.com/afso.about.html 1903-2007 Primary Sources
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American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries contain digitized images of pages from historically significant American magazines and journals (with original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts). This collection provides researchers access to primary source materials that chronicle American culture and thought as represented in special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, trade journals, and children’s and women’s magazines. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/about and https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/apsconstruction 1740-1940 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Primary source materials from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies, various federal agencies, and the Associated Press, support academic research in women’s rights, environmental policy, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, the War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/politics1960 1960-1975 Primary Sources
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Access all 32 of the American Anthropological Association's peer-reviewed publications. 1888 - Present Articles
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British Periodicals contains digitized images of content from nearly 500 British magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century through the beginning of the twenty first century. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/britishperiodicals and https://search.proquest.com/britishperiodicals/productfulldescdetail 1681-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. 1976 - Present Government Documents, Legal
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals. Articles
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Non-fiction e-book titles from leading academic publishers. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias

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Comprehensive index of over 93,000 doctoral dissertations accepted by American Universities from 1933-1955. 1933 - 1955 Theses/Dissertations
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The Center for Research Libraries makes available approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the CRL's interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well. CRL resources include: * 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s-the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America * 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles * Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries * More than 800,000 dissertations * Area Studies: major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas. 1700 - Present Articles, Images/Photos, News, Primary Sources, Theses/Dissertations
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Content from over 250 publishers, with an aggregated database of over 13,500 publications and over 4.5 million articles, including both journals and eBooks. Very little full text content available for free. Others are available through document delivery for a fee. Various Articles, eBooks
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The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English. Various eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. 1936 - Present eBooks, News
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations