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Subject Guide: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)   Tags: culture, history, women  

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  • Gender Studies Database
    Coverage: 1972 to present
    Subject Areas: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History, Psychology, Communication Arts
    Description: covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia
  • GenderWatch
    Coverage: 1970 to present
    Subjects: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History, Psychology, Communication Arts
    Description: Full text coverage of publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.
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    Subjects: Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences
    Contains: Citations and abstracts. Citation mapping
    Coverage: Sciences: 1990 to Present
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  • Historical Abstracts
    Subjects: History, social and cultural studies of Europe, and South America.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to journal articles, books, dissertations from prehistory to current. Includes non-English language material.
    Coverage Dates: 1954 - present.
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Subjects: Women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
    Contains: Citations to journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books.
    Coverage: varies
  • America: History and Life
    Subjects: History, social and cultural studies of the United States. and Canada.
    Contains: Abstracts to articles, books, and book reviews from prehistory to the present.
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    Subjects: Psychology and related disciplines.
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations. Contains some full text links.
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