Gender and Women's Studies

Article Databases

GenderWatch Key site [UCSD Only]
A full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. 1970s-present.

LGBT Life Key site [UCSD Only]
A resource for literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 120 GLBT-specific core periodicals.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 Key site [UCSD Only]
Database of digitized books, images, documents, essays and bibliographies documenting women's reform activities in the U.S., mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Women's Studies International Key site [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Abstracts of journal articles, books and other materials drawn from a variety of women's studies databases, including Women's Studies Abstracts (1984-present).

Africa-Wide Information [UCSD Only]
19th century-present. Incorporates African Studies and South African Studies databases. Sources include books, periodicals and magazines articles, newspapers, pamphlets, maps, reports, theses, much more. Nearly 2 million records.

Alt-PressWatch [UCSD Only]
1995-present. Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Provides a valuable new source of coverage, viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media.

Alternative Press Index [UCSD Only]
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America. which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-1990. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

America: History and Life [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts.

Family & Society Studies Worldwide [UCSD Only]
Publications indexed are drawn from a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history, and social work. Covers 1970-present.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Contains journal articles, book reviews, book essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Indexing began in 1995. Formerly known as the Medieval Feminist Index.

Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.

Labordoc, the ILO Library's database, contains references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.

Left Index [UCSD Only]
1990-present. Access to the diversity of literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondary emphasis on significant but little known sources of news and ideas.

Men's Bibliography: A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities
Extensive list of books & articles on men's issues: masculinity, fatherhood, divorce, men's groups, gay men, aging, sports, pornography, men's liberation, prison, humor, sexuality, and more. Includes search function!

PAIS Archive [UCSD Only]
1915-1976. Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online [UCSD Only]
Search by subject or browse full text of scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Coverage begins 1995 or later, depending on the publication.

Sage urban studies abstracts v.26(1998)-v.30(2002). OCLC FirstSearch Eco [UCSD Only]
Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1998 to 2002. Includes abstracts and many full-text links.

Social Sciences Citation Index: SSCI [UCSD Only]
1956-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching to more than 1700 leading social sciences journals. In many cases with searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. One of the Web of Science databases.

Social Sciences Full Text [UCSD Only]
Indexes and provides abstracts of articles published since 1983 in over 700 social sciences journals, with full text provided for most articles published from 1994+. See long description for subjects covered.

Social Services Abstracts [UCSD Only]
Identifies articles about community development, family and social welfare, social work, gerontology, poverty and homelessness, etc. Includes web resources, too.

Sociological Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.

Sociology: A SAGE Full-text Collection [UCSD Only]
Includes the full-text of 28 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back twenty years. Database consists of bibliographic records as well as the complete text of each journal article in pdf format.

Web of Knowledge [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Major database indexes 10,000+ journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, & humanities, as well as conference proceedings.