The core database for Women's Studies is Women's Studies International.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell,, x3481.

Name Description Guide
Academic Search Premier

Interdisciplinary database of newspapers, magazines and journals, with full-text for a majority of the articles. Also includes a searchable file of images.

Credo Reference

Searchable online reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and quotation books in many subject areas.


A full text database of a mix of publications, primarily popular, that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

History Reference Center

Contains full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books; full text for 135 leading history periodicals; historical documents, photos, maps and videos.

Oxford African American Studies Center

Includes Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, Africana, content from the African American National Biography project, Encyclopedia of African American Art & Architecture, Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, articles from other reference works, bibliographies, timelines, maps, images, primary source documents, links to Internet resources.


Comprehensive index of journals, books, conference papers, and other content related to sociology and all sub-disciplines

Women Writers Online

Developed by Brown University’s Women Writers Project, this site provides access to a growing collection of texts written by pre-Victorian women.

Women’s Studies International

Indexes publications in women’s studies and related fields, 1972-present. Journals, news sources, web pages, dissertations, books and book chapters are included

Web Sites

The core database for Women's Studies is Women's Studies International.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell,, x3481.

  • Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project
  • Discovering American Women’s History Online

    This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States

  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

    Indexes journal articles and essays on women in the Middle Ages.

  • LABORSTA Internet

    International Labor statistics of all kinds, from the International Labour Office.

  • LGBT Religious Archives Network

    Rich gateway to archival resources documenting religious life and history of LGBT persons.

  • WGSSLinks Women and Philosophy Web Sites

    Collection of resources serves as a gateway to feminist work in philosophy and to the professional community of women in philosophy. Includes major link for “Feminist Theory.” By the Women’s Studies Section of ACRL.

  • WomanStats Project

    Provides information on the status of women worldwide.

  • Women’s Studies Database

    From the University of Maryland, this links to a variety of topics concerning women and feminism.

  • Women’s Studies Resources

    Culls major news stories on women around the globe.

  • Working Women, 1800-1930

    “Women Working is a digital exploration of women’s impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression. Working conditions, workplace regulations, home life, costs of living, commerce, recreation, health and hygiene, and social issues are among the issues documented in this online research collection from Harvard University.

    The collection features approximately 650,000 digitized pages and nearly 1,500 images images, including:

    3,000 pages of manuscripts and personal papers, and 7,000 pages of institutional records;
    more than 3,100 individually cataloged books, magazines, and trade catalogs; and
    well over 1,400 photographs.”

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago