Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Women and Gender Studies

Introduction

Use these resources to find scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles and other periodicals related to women's studies. Additional databases are listed on the A-Z Databases page with the subject "Women and Gender Studies." SmartSearch might also be helpful. Review the How to Find Articles LibGuide or contact the Women's Studies Librarian for help locating articles.

When a newspaper reports on events happening now (news), gives firsthand opinions (letter to the editor, editorial) or provides glimpses of current life (feature story, photograph, ad with prices, etc.), it can be a primary source.

Newspaper articles may also be secondary sources when they feature articles about the past (the first log cabin in your town, how the Civil War was fought, etc.) because the writer went to other sources for the information. (Are the stories in "Newspapers—A Good Read!" primary or secondary sources?) Learn more about primary and secondary sources on the Types of Sources guide.

Additional newspaper indexes may be located on the A-Z Databases page.

Find all full-text e-journals under the category Gender & Ethnic Studies (under Social Sciences) with these links:

Ethnic & Race Studies

Gay & Lesbian Studies

Gender Studies & Sexuality

There are 34 journals identified as "core" women and gender studies titles by the Women and Gender Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Affilia, Feminist Studies, Signs, Ms. and Women and Health are a few of these core journal titles. Contact the Women's Studies librarian for a full list of journal/database matches compiled in May 2018.

Here is a breakdown of the number of core women and gender studies journals indexed in these databases available at WSU:

  • Women's Studies International: 27
  • Expanded Academic ASAP: 26
  • Academic OneFile: 25
  • ProQuest Research Library: 24
  • General OneFile: 23
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega: 23
  • MLA International Bibliography: 22
  • Academic Search Complete: 21
Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068 | Phone: (316) 978-3481 | Comments/Suggestions | Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Channel Federal Depository Library Program HathiTrust Digital Library Patent and Trademark Resources Centers