Keeping Up With New Resources on Women and Other Topics (at UW-Colleges)
Talk to librarians.
Browse New Books on Women & Feminism (2/year) from the UW System Women's
Studies Librarian's Office.
Browse the Electronic Resources and Online Databases page from time to time
Browse Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents (quarterly
from the UW System Women's Studies Librarian's Office; currently, print publication only).
Set up your own email alert service for tables of content or subjects. Here's one way to do so across a broad spectrum of women/gender journals as well as other journals:
Instructions for Setting Up Alerts in Web of Knowledge/Web of Science (Word document)
- Web of Science (or Web of Knowledge) is made up of Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index. You can search any or all parts. To set up an alert, register on the site as a user, by clicking on "Open Saved Search" and following directions. Once you are registered, do your search, click on "search history;" and on the resultant page, check off the box next to your search and click on "save history." Fill out the form: name your search, select the alert type (Biblio + Abstract suggested), check off "send me email alerts" and designate how often (weekly or monthly). Click on "save" button next to "save to the server."
- The women's studies journals in Web of Science include Affilia, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Australian Feminist Studies, Camera Obscura, European Journal of Women's Studies, Feminism & Psychology, Feminist Economics, Feminist Review, Feminist Studies, Frontiers, Gender and Education, Gender and Society, Gender, Place and Culture, Gender, Work and Organization, Genders, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, International Journal of Women's Studies, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal of Women and Aging, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, Journal of Women's Health, Journal of Women's History, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Reproductive Health Matters, Sex Roles, Signs, Social Politics, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Violence Against Women, Woman's Art Journal, Women and Health, Women and Literature, Women and Politics, Women and Therapy, Women's History Review, Women's Studies: an Interdisiplinary Journal, and Women's Studies International Forum, plus some medically-based journals in the Science Citation Index.
- Search directories to find women/gendered blogs. Examples of directories: Blogarama, Blogwise, Yahoo's links to blog directories
- Search the blogosphere postings using services such as Technorati, Bloglines, or Google Blog Search
- Subscribe to RSS Feeds to blogs, news sources, and more. You need a feed reader first, such as Bloglines.
- And, to identify some worthwhile feminist blogs, see Vicki Tobias' article "Blog This! An Introduction to Blogs, Blogging, and the Feminist Blogosphere," in Feminist Collections, v. 26, no. 2-3 ( Winter-Spring 2005), and to see how instructors are using blogs in women's studies, see "Blogging Women's Studies: A Round-up," in Feminist Collections v. 27, no. 20-3 (Winter-Spring 2006).
Websites -- Finding "the good stuff"
and limit to "Internet Resources."
Click on "Advanced Search," and on the resultant Advanced Search page, select
"Internet Resources" in the "limit type to" section, then run a search by
putting search terms in the search box(es).
Use the (Google-supplied) search mechanism on the Women's
Studies Librarian's Office's homepage http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/.
For international sites, use the international
page: http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/intl.htm. Browse
recent issues of Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
"E-Sources on Women & Gender" (formerly "Computer Talk"
column, in print or online
Realize that many websites now have dynamic databases within them whose items will not turn up in standard, across-the-entire-web searches. Such databases (and some text files) are what constitutes the "deep" or "invisible" web. Become familiar with significant sites in your area of interest. Some major sites with databases including material on international women's issues are
International Labour Organization Select "information resources," then "ILO databases."
Eldis Gateway to Development Information . Do searches directly from that page, or use the Gender page.
For gender statistics, use Genderstats (World Bank) and for Europe, the UN's Gender Statistics Site:
Women's Human Rights Resources
International Organization for Migration. Search for "women" or "gender."
UNIFEM's Web Portal on Gender and HIV/AIDS
Women's Issues Tutorials" (http://www.library.wisc.edu/projects/ggfws/iwitutorials/iwiindex.htm)
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University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian
430 Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI 53706
Send updates, comments, or questions to the Women's Studies Librarian by emailing wiswsl at (replace with "@") library.wisc.edu
Updated April 30, 2007.