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GenderWatch Star
Reports and articles from magazines and scholarly journals concerning masculinity, feminism, homosexuality, and gender roles, 1970-present.
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Sociological Abstracts Star
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
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Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 Star
Primary and secondary sources on women's involvement in historical events. Includes books, pamphlets, papers, and articles.
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Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Accessible Archives
Nineteenth century American newspapers, periodicals and books, including African American newspapers, US county histories, and ladies' magazines.
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Alt-PressWatch
Several hundred U.S. alternative newsweeklies, covering issues like the environment, labor, public policy, and the peace movement, 1992-present.
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America: History and Life Full Text
Journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews, many in full text, relating to United States and Canadian history and prehistory, 1954-present.
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Berg Fashion Library
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Images and scholarship on clothing in all periods and places.
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Black Women Writers
A growing collection of literary works by about 77 African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean women.
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CQ Researcher
Well-documented full text overviews of current issues, including bibliographies and chronologies. Produced by Congressional Quarterly, 1923-present.
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JSTOR
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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Left Index
Citations to articles in leftist periodicals, on labor, ecology & environment, race, social & cultural theory, 1982-present.
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LGBT Life with Full Text
References, and some full text, of articles in about 120 GLBT-specific core periodicals, as well as selective articles from 1,600 more periodicals, 1950-present.
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Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries
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Previously unpublished primary source material from the American Antiquarian Society, 18th-20th century.
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MLA International Bibliography
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920’s -
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North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Primary source material for life as it was lived by 1,000 women in North America, 1675-1950.
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Perdita Manuscripts
Renaissance Center is the subscriber.
Reproductions of 250 early British women's manuscripts: accounts, diaries, prose, cookery books, and more.
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Social Sciences Citation Index
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Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1900-present.
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Women and Social Movements International
Activists' letters and diaries, conference proceedings, and other primary and secondary sources 1840-present.
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