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Working With Databases

Gender & Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary field with connections to many subject areas. Any subject database can offer valuable resources, so think about the subject discipline that your research topic intersects with (Humanities, Social Science, Health Sciences, etc.).  Databases specific to women's topics and issues, as well as a sampling of databases useful for researching various aspects of Women's Studies are also listed below.
For a full list of library databases arranged by subject click on All Databases by Title at the bottom of this page. Once on the resulting page, use the All Subjects drop down menu at the top left of the page to select a subject area. Once you have navigated to a database of interest, use the Advanced Search mode, which offers more than one searching field. Just as with searching books and reference materials, you will likely combine terms, such as:
women and advertising, women and Islam, women and medieval music, women and cult films, women and Mexico, etc.

Gender & Women's Studies Databases

These databases are specific to women's topics and issues.

General and Subject-Specific Library Databases

These databases can be used to connect research to other subject areas.

New to Database Searching?

Databases are electronic indexes leading you to citations, abstracts, and very often the full text of articles. Learn more about finding journal articles with this handy user guide.

Search Connectors (Boolean operators)

Search connectors such as "AND", "OR", and "NOT" help you narrow down your search and identify the most relevant articles.

Use "AND" to retrieve articles on more than one keyword. Use "OR" to retrieve articles on either one of your desired terms or both. Use "NOT" to exclude the information that you do not need.  

Limiting by publication year, type of article, document type, or physical description can also help you find relevant articles.

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