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Women's Studies Research Guide

Yvonne Mulhern

These Research Guides are intended as starting points for research.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Yvonne Mulhern
Reference Department - Office 110B
phone: 254-968-9934
email: mulhern@tarleton.edu

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing  reference@tarleton.edu, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Books, Documents, Reports, Journals Titles, AV Materials, Etc.

Tarleton State University Libraries Catalog -  Database of all items owned by Tarleton Libraries. Look here for books, government reports, journal titles, videos, CDs, etc.  Keyword searching is available.
Library of Texas - Search for Books and Articles from libraries located in Texas.  The Library of Texas lets you pick the library collections you search, helping you locate items near you.
WorldCat -  (FirstSearch Core)  Books and other materials in libraries worldwide. WorldCat contains more than 32 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. If Tarleton does not own these items, they can be requested through Inter-Library Loan.

Book titles that may be of interest:

PS374.F45 W48 2005
The feminist bestseller: from Sex and the single girl to Sex and the city
Whelehan, Imelda.

HQ766.5 .U5 G66 2002
The moral property of women : a history of birth control politics in America  3rd ed.
Gordon, Linda.

HQ798 .N49 2008
Next wave cultures : feminism, subcultures, activism
Harris, Anita

FIND CITATIONS and full-text JOURNAL ARTICLES:

LIBRARY DATABASES:

SEARCHING DATABASES— EBSCO search tutorial.

Recommended Resources:

Contemporary Women’s Issues (CWI) - Provides full-text access to global information on women in over 150 countries with many links to full-text articles.

Discovering Women’s History Online
.  Free digital repository of “primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.” Users can browse by subject, state, time period, and source type. Maintained by Ken Middleton, a reference librarian at Middle Tennessee State University Library. It also has links to related databases.

OTHER DATABASES

America: History and Life
-- History and culture of the U.S. and Canada, from prehistory to the present; includes book and media reviews and abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

ArticleFirst -- Citations to articles in over 12,000 sources on business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture.

JSTOR
-- Links to thirteen journals on women’s and gender studies, including: Agenda; Feminist Review; Feminist Studies; Gender and Society; and Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies.

Literature Criticism Online -- Analysis on literature, history, and culture; scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Project Muse - Nearly 200 full text journals from 30 scholarly publishers.  Women’s studies titles include: Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture; WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly; Journal of Women’s History; Feminist Teacher,  Journal of the History of Sexuality, and others.

Sage Journals Online --Search interface to locate over 40 years worth of resources. Browse by  topic or title. Relevant titles include: Feminist Criminology, Feminism and Psychology,  Feminist Theory, Gender, Technology, and Development; Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment;  and Violence Against Women.

TOPICsearch
-- Current events database with full text for over 139,800 articles from 4,800 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

E-Journals and Internet Links