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Women's and Gender Studies

Databases

Includes ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Social Science Journals plus Social Services and Sociological Abstracts. These databases provide citations, abstracts and full text access to literature on disciplines ranging from mental health, anthropology, sociology, political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and theological studies from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.
Coverage: Citations and Abstracts
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. For personalised features, click on the "Register" link on the top right hand corner of any page.
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Coverage: 1952 to present (Index)
Sociological Abstracts indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences to provide bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas.
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Coverage: 1975 to present (Index)
Covers women's and gender history, including prostitution, witchcraft, housework, sexuality, birth control, infanticide, the family, gynaecology, and masculinity. Indexes 180 European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand journals.

Dictionaries

This dictionary is designed to break down the barriers between social science disciplines, as well as to make social scientific language comprehensible to general readers. Collecting anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism in one volume, the Dictionary presents concise, clearly written definitions of more than 1,500 important terms.
This two-volume dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries. Includes an occupation index, ethnicity/nationality index and a chronological index.
An overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and philosophy. Emphasises global and third-wave feminism.
The meaning, history and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past, from across the English-speaking world. Includes the usage of words, etymological analysis, and variant spellings. Shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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Encyclopedias

Covers the psychology of women, the psychology of men, and gender differences while discussing psychological differences in personality, cognition, and behavior, as well as biologically based differences and how those differences impact behavior.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Addresses the implications of postmodernism and post-structuralism for feminist theorising.
This features comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns.
The Women's Studies Encyclopedia contains information about women from all fields and disciplines of study.
This encyclopedia is the first to introduce the movement's key issues, members, visions, and writings. A chronology and historical introduction provide an excellent overview of third-wave feminism.

Websites

Intute: Women's Studies finds and reviews the best web resources.
Issues relevant to women in New Zealand.
A good summary of web resources (provided by Humboldt State University Library).
Access a wide range of resources in support of Women’s Studies.