Keeping Up With New Resources on Women and Other Topics
Talk to librarians. The library liaison to women's studies is Erika Behling. The Library also provides a Women's Studies Portal page.
Look at "What's New" each month on the UW-Parkside Library website.
Browse New Books on Women & Feminism (2/year) from the UW System Women's
Studies Librarian's Office, in print in the Library "Journals & Magazines (Current Issues)" area, call number HQ1101.N41, or search it online within Women's
Studies International database.
To see which databases the Library currently
offers, from the Library Homepage, select "Journal, Magazine & Newspaper Articles" by subject, and then select "Women's Studies."
Browse latest issue(s) of Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents (quarterly
from the UW System Women's Studies Librarian's Office; print publication only). It is in the Indexes area of the library, call number HQ 1101.F44.
Set up your own email alert service for tables of content or subjects:
This vendor provides articles
online and therefore offers
an up-to-date database of citations to 30,000+ journals, including most women's
studies journals. To set up an alert, you must sign up online. Use the Instructions on the UW Parkside Library website for setting up email alerts for new tables of contents from whichever journal(s) you specify. You might also be able to set up alerts to new articles on subject(s) you specify; and/or create saved searches that you re-run whenever you want to do so, either in their entirety or only showing what's new since you last ran the search. Process for email alerts is also explained in Ingenta's InTouch Alerting Service (button is on the "New Issue alerts" page). Saving searches requires running a search, then selecting "save"and a folder choice on the "Search History" page. Then from the "Saved Searches" page, you may select "Create Alert." How you retrieve the actual articles will vary -- some may be on campus, some may need to be requested.
Women's Studies journals with tables of contents in Ingenta include Camera Obscura, European Journal of Women's Studies, Feminism &
Psychology, Feminist Economics, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Review, Feminist Studies, Gender & History, Gender
& Society, Gender Issues, Gender, Place & Culture, Health Care for Women
International, Nora: Nordic Journal of Women's Studies, NWSA Journal, Signs, Social Politics:
International Studies in Gender, State & Society, Violence Against Women,
Women's Studies in Communication, Women's Studies International Forum, Women's Writing, and
Instructions for Setting Up a Subject Alert in Ingenta (Word document)
Web of Knowledge (or Web of Science) is made up of Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.
The women's studies journals in Web of Knowledge 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.
Instructions for Setting Up Alerts in Web of Knowledge/Web of Science (Word document)
- 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's Blog Search
- Subscribe to RSS Feeds to blogs, news sources, and more. You need a feed reader first, such as Bloglines.
- Instructions on Using Bloglines as an RSS Feed Reader
- 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"
- Browse the metasites for the humanities and social sciences for vetted websites with academic value. Such sites are frequently updated, and entries are often annotated. Examples: H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, Intute: Social Sciences, and Voice of the Shuttle (Humanities).
- Search Worldcat
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). To find the most recent, add the current year to the "Year" field.
- 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" in print or online or within GenderWatch database.
- 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
- Eldis Gateway to Development Information
. Do searches directly from that page, or use the
- For gender statistics, use Genderstats
(World Bank) and for Europe, the
UN's Gender Statistics Site.
- UNIFEM's Web Portal on Gender and
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February 14, 2007. Updated April 30, 2007.