Databases by subject: Women's Studies

Major Indexes

Gender Studies Database

Find journal articles, books and book chapters, and conference papers about gender & women's studies and sexual diversity issues, from 1972-present.


Find journal articles, books, and alternative and independent magazines in gender and women's studies, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender research.

Sociological Abstracts

Find abstracts and citations to journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and books in sociology, family studies, women's studies, and related social sciences, 1952-present.

Additional Indexes

Alternative Press Index

Find citations to articles from alternative, radical, and left publications, 1991-present, covering racial and gender issues, gay and lesbian studies, labor, and more.

Black Women Writers

Find fiction, poetry, and other works by women from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Find British and European primary source materials on topics related to gender.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.

Find articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945

Find primary sources on women's history, spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. Collection contains publications from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Europe.

LGBT Thought and Culture

Find books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social, and cultural movements throughout the 20th century and to the present day.

North American Women's Drama

Find plays, playbills, production photos, and other materials related to women playwrights, from colonial era to present day.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950

Large collection of women's diaries and correspondence, from Colonial times to 1950.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Find primary sources of women's writing in the British Isles from 1500-1700.

WGSN Fashion Trend Forecasting & Analysis

WGSN's comprehensive research and analysis service provides for every stage of the product development life cycle. Trends are tracked and analysed from their earliest emergence right through to the products driving retail and e-tail today.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000: Scholar's Edition

Find primary and secondary materials about the history of women in social movements.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Find texts by women activists, 1840-present.

Women Writers Online

Find texts by women writers, 1400-1850.