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Library databases  

NOTE: Because of the interdisciplinary nature of women's studies and women's issues, most, if not all, library online databases will include information on women and gender issues. Search database subject lists as well as the following specialized databases.

  • Women's Resources International (UWEC users only)
    Index of the feminist press, drawn from a variety of women's studies databases. 1972-present

  • GenderWatch (UWEC users only)
    Full-text collection of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. In-depth coverage of family, childbirth, birth control, daycare, domestic abuse, work and the workplace, sexual harassment, aging, aging parents, body image, eating disorders and social and societal roles. Topics covered: Impact of gender and gender roles on the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure.  mid-1970s-present.

  • Women Writers Online (UWEC users only)
    Women Writers Online presents texts by pre-Victorian women writers currently available online, covering a period from 1400 to 1850. This collection also includes the texts in the field of Renaissance women's writing. All of these texts can be browsed, searched, and analyzed. A growing database, which, when complete, will present a group of texts from the early modern period, together with introductions to the individual works and essays on the cultural context of the period, all written for WWO by numerous scholars in the field.