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Women's & Gender Studies

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Amy Tureen is the Subject Librarian for the field of Women's & Gender Studies.  She provides research support for students enrolled in Women's & Gender Studies program on both the Major and Minor level.  She will be glad to answer your questions about research, instruction, or the library’s collections.  You can contact Amy by phone or e-mail, or visit her in person at the Tarver Library.

Need help citing sources?  If you're using MLA, APA, or Chicago style, check out the guide from OWL at Purdue for help formatting your citations.  You can also bring your reference list to the Ask Jack desk, and a librarian will check your citations.

College of Liberal Arts, Women's and Gender Studies
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Women's and Gender Studies Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) — This multi-disciplinary full-text database includes more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

JSTOR — An online archive containing back issues of scholarly journals in many disciplines.

Wiley Online Library — Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that includes full-text journal articles and some full-text reference sources.

Web of Science (Web of Knowledge/Thomson Reuters) — Provides detailed citations and abstracts for the top scholarly periodicals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Covers both domestic and international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, and Web sites.

Sociological Collection (EBSCO) — Provides information on all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO) — SocINDEX with Full Text offers coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) — Definitive source of searchable full text articles on current issues in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) — With more than 470 full-text journals, this collection covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO) — Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research.

PsycINFO (EBSCO) — Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Journal coverage includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals from nearly 50 countries.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index — Covers bibliographic and citation information from over 1,395 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.

Women's and Gender Studies Journals

Women's and Gender Studies journals are available in full text through a number of online databases. Search by journal title using Journals A to Z.

The following subject areas are available and may be of interest:

 Women's Studies journals are also available in print at the Jack Tarver Library and can be located via the catalog.

Women's and Gender Studies Books

Search the library catalog to find books available in the Mercer University Libraries. Items held at other Mercer University Libraries locations can be ordered by clicking the "Request" button and filling in the required information. Items not available in the University Libraries may be requested via Interlibrary Loan at no charge.

Books on Women's and Gender Studies available in the Tarver Library on the 3rd floor include these Library of Congress classification numbers:

  • HQ 1075 - 1087 Sex role
  • HQ 1088 - 1100 Men
  • HQ 1101 - 2034 Women. Feminist
  • PR 111 - 116 Women authors
  • PS 147 - 152 Women authors
  • BF 692 - 692.5 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior.

See what's new in your subject area at Tarver Library by viewing New Acquisitions. If you don't see a title in the list or in the online catalog, suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.

Women's and Gender Studies Reference Sources in the Tarver Library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Reference HQ1121 .O93 2008

Women & War: A Historical Encyclopedia From Antiquity to the Present, Reference U24 .W69 2006

A History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference, Reference HQ1410 .H58 2004

Black Women in America, Reference E185.86 .B542 2005

Useful Women's and Gender Studies Web Sites

Institute for Women's Policy Research http://www.iwpr.org
IWPR is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. This site includes a link to the Status of Women in the States report, part of an ongoing research project to establish baseline measures of the status of women in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Women's Studies Online Resources http://userpages.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/
This is a selective, annotated listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies / women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program.

Men's Issues http://www.menweb.org/
Providing information and support for men on a wide range of issues not just for men but for men and women.

National Women's Studies Association http://www.nwsa.org/
The University of Maryland hosts this site which supports and promotes feminist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the profession.

Working Women, 1870-1930 http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/
As part of its Open Collections Program, the Harvard University Library has developed a site containing the full text of over 200 digitized books, manuscripts, and images relating to women and work selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. As stated on its Web site, the "collection explores women's roles in the U.S. economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented."

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