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Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Elizabeth Hicks
Email:Elizabeth.Hicks@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4008

Table of Contents:
Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Government Resources
Primary Sources
Videos


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, which includes popular sources such as newspapers, magazines, and books, as well as peer-reviewed scholarly journals. This database includes a vast array of articles related to women's studies, gender studies, and sexuality studies across the disciplines.


American Memory (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A free and open access digital archive of all things Americana developed by The Library of Congress. Included is a collection on Women's History, which is particularly strong on the woman's suffrage movement, and contains books, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and multi-format materials ranging from 1848-1938.


Business Source Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides full text for 2,260 scholarly business journals in management, economics, finance, accounting, and much more. Relevant journals include, "Feminist economics," "Women's studies international forum" [Feminist forum], and "Women in Business."


CINAHL Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature: includes abstracts, references, and much full text. On campus links to other full text databases as well. Relevant journals include the "Journal of Women's Health" and "Harvard Women's Health Watch."


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities provides citations to papers and proceedings of social science and humanities conferences from 1990 to present.


CQ Researcher Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week with topics ranging from social and teen issues to the environment, health, education, science, and technology. Includes information related to feminism, women and human rights, women in the workplace, minorities and women and other issues from a female perspective.


Directory of Open Access Journals (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This service contains some free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals that aims to cover all subjects and languages. Relevant journals include the "Journal of international women's studies," "Jenda: a journal of culture and African women studies," and "Women in Judaism."


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A vast digital reference collection containing over hundreds of full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books related to women, gender, and sexuality studies. As an electronic database, it is a great resource for searching the role of women, gender, and sexuality across the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, arts and literature, religion, history, science and medicine, and by specific ethnicity and nationality.


Humanities International Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts of scholarly literature in the humanities published since 1984 with selected Full Text published after 1994. Relevant journals include, "Women & Music," "Women and Language," "Women's History Review," "Women's Review of Books," "Women's Studies," "Women's Studies in Communication," and "Women's Writing."


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains full text articles from the first issue of several hundred journals in the Arts & Sciences, General Science, Language & Literature collections. Relevant journals include, "Agenda a journal about women and gender" (South Africa), "Feminist review," and "Women's review of books."


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A full text database that provides a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information from over 5000 sources compiled specifically for the research needs of academic institutions. Relevant journals cover such topics as gender and the law, women and business, women's health issues including substance abuse, and the journal, "Women's Studies Quarterly."


MasterFile Premier Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A database containing nearly two thousand full text periodicals, biographies, and primary sources. Relevant journals include, "Women in business," "WIN news", "Feminist issues", "Feminist studies", and "Women's review of books."


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
One of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. Relevant journals include, "Feminist teacher" and "Women's studies quarterly."


ScienceDirect Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Relevant journals include: "Women's health issues" and "Women's studies international forum."


Social Science Citation Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Social Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the social sciences, including anthropology, education, history, library science, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.


Women and Social Movements Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Women and Social Movements is a resource for students and scholars of the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. This collection currently includes 102 document projects and archives with more than 4,050 documents and 145,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by some 2,200 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. This Scholar's Edition also includes the full text of the complete five volumes of "Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary," available for the first time in electronic form.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


Worldcat.org Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search WorldCat, the world-wide online catalog of books and other materials from thousands of participating libraries. Includes over 90,000,000 records.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

A companion to gender studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A single volume reference book that covers sexuality, gender identity, women's studies and men's studies. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HQ1075.C656 2005


A handbook for women mentors : transcending barriers of stereotype, race, and ethnicity Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This handbook published in 2012 discusses the mentoring and counseling of women. It Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Location: 1st Fl Reference BF637 .M45 H36 2010


Encyclopedia of gender and society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This two-volume encyclopedia published in 2009 covers the social history of men and women. It is available in print and electronic form.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HQ1115 .E54 2009


Encyclopedia of women's autobiography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This two volume women's studies encyclopedia covers autobiographies, women authors, and biography methods. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HQ1185.E63 2005


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A vast digital reference collection containing over hundreds of full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books related to women, gender, and sexuality studies. As an electronic database, it is a great resource for searching the role of women, gender, and sexuality across the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, arts and literature, religion, history, science and medicine, and by specific ethnicity and nationality.


Handbook of feminist research : theory and praxis Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This book is covers research and methodology regarding Women's Studies and Feminist theory.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HQ1180 .H35 2007


Handbook of gender and women's studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A manual covering women's studies, gender identity, gender roles, and feminism. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HQ1180 .H355 2006


Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The fourth edition of a single volume dictionary of women's biography. Historical coverage has been broadened as well as coverage of all parts of the world. Includes graphical cross-reference mapper, bibliographical references, and index. Location: 1st Fl Reference CT 3202 .P26 2005


The Greenwood encyclopedia of love, courtship, & sexuality through history Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A six volume encyclopedia published in 2008 that covers the history of love, courtship, sex, and sexual behavior. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HQ21.G67125 2008


Women and equality in the workplace : a reference handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Includes information on sex discrimination against women in employment, biographical sketches, selected print resources, statistics, legal data, a directory of organizations, and a chronological history.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HD6095 .G48 2003


Women's studies : a recommended bibliography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This reference book contains bibliographies on the subjects of women's studies and feminism. Includes indexes.
Location: 1st Fl Reference section HQ1180 .K75 2004


Resources freely available on the Internet.

Feminism and Women's Studies site Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
One of the most popular women's studies web sites in the world containing documents and links to quality information for the academic and nonacademic community.


Litwomen.org Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
An umbrella site for not-for-profit organizations serving the literature and literacy needs of women.


National Women's Studies Association [NWSA] Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Established in 1977, the NWSA is a professional organization dedicated to leading the field of women?s studies and gender studies in educational and social transformation.


Women Make Movies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A website devoted to films by and about women, including links to other relevant sites.


Women Writers: A Zine Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Women Writers: A Zine is a semi-annual (twice-yearly), peer-reviewed journal with an Editorial Board consisting of professional scholars and academics from across the world.


Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites is a selective, annotated, highly acclaimed listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies and women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Feminist legal studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This peer-reviewed, academic journal contains articles, essay reviews, book reviews & case-notes on aspects of law, legal theory & legal practice relevant to feminist work. It is available electronically from 1997-present.


Feminist Review Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A feminist journal available electronically from 1979-2004.


Feminist studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A feminist periodical created in summer 1972. The library has paper issues 2002 to 2006. Issues are also available on Microfilm, volumes 4-27 (1978-2001). The journal is available electronically from 1972-present.


Journal of International Women's Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Journal of International Women's Studies is an on-line, open-access, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationship between feminist theory and various forms of organizing.


Journal of Women's Health Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A peer-reviewed, academic journal that publishes papers on diseases or conditions that hold greater risk for or are more prevalent among women.
The journal is available electronically from 1998 until 3 months ago. Note: from 1999-2002 it was titled, "Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine."


Studies in gender and sexuality Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
An online quarterly journal about sex, culture, gender identity, and psychanalysis available in a number of subscription databases from 2000-present.


Women in Business Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Published by the National publication of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA), this periodical covers business, gender studies and management. It is available electronically from 1990 until the present.


Women's review of books Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This monthly serial is published by the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. It includes book reviews for and about women presented in a wide range of feminist perspectives such as Gay & Lesbian Studies; Gay & Lesbian Issues; Gender Studies; and Literature & Literary Criticism. The library has print copies available on the 3rd floor from 2007-present, and it is available electronically from 1983-present.


Women's Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A peer-reviewed, academic journal that includes articles, review articles, poetry, short fiction, film and book reviews of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, anthropology and the sciences. Issues are available electronically from 1972 until 1 year ago.


Women's Studies International Forum Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Women's Studies International Forum (formerly Women's Studies International Quarterly, established in 1978) is a bimonthly journal to aid the distribution and exchange of feminist research in the multidisciplinary, international area of women's studies and in feminist research in other disciplines. The policy of the journal is to establish a feminist forum for discussion and debate. It's accessible electronically from 1995-present.


Women's Studies Quarterly Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A publication of the Feminist Press and the National Women's Studies Association published since 1981. Print copies are available in the library's 3rd floor from 1985-2007, and are electronically accessable from Spring 2008.


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

National Women's Health Information Center -Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this web site is the Federal government source for Women's Health care information.


Office of International Women's Issues Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. State Department's Office devoted to foreign policy issues related to the political, economic, and social advancement of women in democracy worldwide.


Women in the labor force : a databook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This Annual Report is an electronic resource published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC. This source is helpful for the study of women in the U.S. workforce.


Resources for locating primary sources such as letters, manuscripts, diaries, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, and official records.

Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South Digital Collection Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
One hundred oral histories of life in the Jim Crow South, complete with transcripts, have been digitized and made available on the Duke University Libraries website. Included are interviews with 54 women who experienced legal segregation in the American South from the 1890s to the 1950s. Click on the "Gender" tab to view the women who participated in this project.


Women and Social Movements Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This digital collection contains primary source material documenting the history of women's reform activities in the U.S. from 1600 to 2000. The "search" tab opens to a window that provides a check box to select only primary source materials, as well as to specify by type, including diary, manuscript, speech, and oral history, among others.


Selected titles from the Library Media collections.

A passion for justice : 21st century feminism Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A 34 minute video made in 2002 that explores the tough challenges facing women and girls. It shows an impressive array of activists tackling issues of profound social importance that demystifies feminism.
Location: Staten Island Videos 1L-201 1243 HQ


How I came to feminism: hosted by Ellen Goldner Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This 82 minute video made at the College of Staten Island in 2009 is hosted by CSI Professor Ellen Goldner. Issues covered include higher education in Staten Island and CSI, feminism and education, and feminism and the United States
Location: Staten Island Archives 1L-216 Media 26


Killing us softly 4 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Produced in 2010, this 45 minute DVD is the fourth documentary in the "Killing us softly" series covering women in advertising, body image in women, psychological aspects, sex roles, and sexism.
Location: Staten Island Videos 1L-201


The Beauty Backlash Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Produced in 2007, this 30 minute documentary covers the marketing and advertising of women, body image of women, and feminine beauty.
Location: Staten Island Videos 1L-201 1890 HQ


The codes of gender: identity & performance in popular culture Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This 74 minute DVD created in 2009 covers gender identity and sex roles in culture and advertising.
Location: Staten Island Videos 1L-201 2074 HF


Women of the House: A History of Women in the New York State Legislature Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A 29 minute videotape made in 2006 that chronicles the history of women in the New York State Senate and Assembly. Available in VHS and DVD.
Location: Staten Island Archives 1L-216 Media 13


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