Getting Started in GWS Research

Gender and Women's Studies Databases

Click on Databases above to see suggested databases for GWS-focused research and hints on searching for primary sources. The Libraries' website also provides access to GWS core databases.

Research Guides

Click on Research Guides for a list of subject-focused guides that include lists of helpful resources, tips for conducting searches, and more.

Core Books

The Core Books database includes titles currently in print selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The project assists librarians in building Women's Studies collections and can also serve as a guide to instructional faculty in selecting available course readings.

Primary Resources

There are many databases of historical newspapers and magazines that serve as primary sources to historical events and times. Click on the link above for some suggested databases and tips on searching primary resources.

Online Resources

Explore these links above for online resources on topics including history, literature, girl studies, LGBTQ studies, and much more.