If you are affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Madison, try the Libraries' Journals tab, where you'll be led to versions of periodicals to which the University Libraries subscribe, most prominently in electronic form, if available. If you are looking for a particular journal, fill in the exact title or one of the other options from the drop-down menu. To browse E-Journals on Women/Gender, from the Journals tab, click on "Others" (to right of the alphabet), then on "Subject Browse," and select the Subject "Social Sciences" and the Sub-Category "Gender Studies."
Historical as well as contemporary women's magazines, newsletters, and journals are cataloged in the Library Catalog. Here's a search set of all periodicals at UW-Madison with subject heading words "women," "lesbian" "feminist," or "feminism." Here's that search set limited to English-language periodicals.
Other Useful Websites
To browse the tables of contents of about 150 women/gender focused-periodicals published in English, consult the issues of Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents, published by the University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Librarian's Office. All issues are available online at no charge.
- The Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association, has "Core List of Journals in Women's Studies."
- Aletta: Institute for Women's History (formerly the International Information Centre and Archives of the Women's Movement (IIAV) in Amsterdam has many periodicals catalogued in a combined book and periodical catalog. The "digital periodicals" tab leads to links to periodicals available in electronic format.
- The Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press' Directory of Women's Media includes a section for "Internet periodicals".
- Biblioteca Digitale delle Donne, Bologna, Italy, has digitized 14 women's periodicals in Italian (one in French) from various time periods. Effe and Memoria are from the 1970s and 1980s feminist movement [all currently issue covers only, not the fulltexts, as of June, 2012.]
- To read about women's 'zines (online and print-based) go to Rebel Song: Feminist Zines from the (Southern) Third Wave, "Zine and Heard: Fringe Feminism and the Zines of the Third Wave," "Zine and Heard Again,"and "Zine and Heard (for the Third Time)", all by M.L. Fraser, as well as Spotlight: A Feminist Library Zine, by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, and Come On, Join the Conversation! 'Zines as a Medium for Feminist Dialogue and Community Building, by Angela Richardson, in Feminist Collections; A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources, published by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office.
- " 'Girls Need Modems!' Cyberculture and Women's Ezines," by Krista Scott (master's research paper, York University, 1998)
- "From Fandom to Feminism: An Historical Analysis of the Zine Press," by Heath Row. Originally published in Media Diet, Spring 1997.
- Use the Publications/Magazines category on WW Women to find more women's magazines.
- For links to alternative periodicals, see the New Pages Alternative Magazine Stand.
- The articles "Women's Media Transformed by Internet" (2003) and "'Second Wave' Publishing Shows Off Its Stamina" (2007), both by Sheila Gibbons, in Women's ENews discusses several feminist periodicals. Use the search on the site for more articles on "magazines," "periodicals," etc.
- Information on Women's Magazines from the Republican Period in China has been compiled by students at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
- Eurozine provides a portal to numerous European cultural magazines and e-zines. Use the drop-down menu for the category "gender studies."