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Gender and Women's Studies

Alternative Press Index (EBSCO)
A bibliographic database covering over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals since 1991. Born of the New Left, the API was launched to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. API coverage is both international and interdisciplinary, and indexes journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World (Internet)
Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. This site includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index (Internet)
Feminae (formerly the Medieval Feminist Index) covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

gender Inn (Internet)
This is a database of over 6,000 bibliographic records on "feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature." Presented by the University of Cologne, Germany, there are English and German Language versions; although most of the abstracts and descriptions of the records are in German.

Gender Watch (ProQuest)
A full text database of 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. Archival material dating back to the mid 1970's. Off-campus use requires password.

International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (Internet)
Three-volume encyclopedia summarizes the sexual attitudes and behavior patterns of thirty-two countries. Written by 170 sexologists in the respective countries and cultures, each entry explores such areas as heterosexual relationships, children, adolescents, adults, gender-conflicted persons, unconventional sexual patterns, contraceptions, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, sexual dysfunctions, and therapies. It also includes sexual issues for older persons and physically and mentally challenged individuals,

Office on Women's Health (Internet)
Office on Women's Health is a gateway to women's health information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes free health information on more than 800 topics of importance to women, more than 100 fact sheets to download and print, checklists and health tools, and links to organizations and resources. Also offers health information and resources for special populations, including minority women, women with disabilities, men, and Spanish speakers.

Women's Studies Database (Internet)
A comprehensive Women's Studies site that contains collections of conference announcements, calls for papers, course syllabi, and employment opportunities, as well as a picture gallery, and a significant number of government documents.

Women's Studies on Disc 1989-1996
CD-ROM available at CIIS Library
Women's Studies on Disc contains entries from nearly 100 journal titles. Coverage is international in scope, with emphasis on American publications. Entries cover scholarly articles, book reviews, and popular material. Women's Studies covers a broad range of issues in women's studies, including feminist art and literature, gender issues in education, women in business, violence against women, family life, health care, and popular culture.

Women's Studies Resources (Internet)
This site includes frequently updated, annotated links to sites containing resources and information about women's studies/women's issues. There is an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program.


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December 17, 2013