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Databases to Serch

  • Web of Science
    Subjects: Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences
    Contains: Citations and abstracts. Citation mapping
    Coverage: Sciences: 1990 to Present
    Social Sciences 1900 to present
    Arts/Humanities 1975 to present
    Subjects: All disciplines
    Contains: Full text articles from scholarly or academic journal titles.
    Coverage: Varies; NOT current, generally 3-5 year delay.
  • Allecat-our online catalog
    Identify books, dvds, videos, music files, and more that make up Pelletier Library's collection.
  • WorldCat
    Subjects: All
    Contains: Records for books, journals, video, audio and web publications from around the world.

Subject Specific Databases

  • PsycINFO
    Subjects: Psychology and related disciplines.
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations. Contains some full text links.
    Coverage: 1806 to present
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Subject: Sociology
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to scholarly journals, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
    Coverage: 1952 to present
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Subjects: Literature, folklore, language, and linguistics.
    Contains: Citations to books, journal articles, essay collections, and theses. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage: 1923 to present.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Subject: Literature
    Contains: Criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explications, Web sites, periodical articles, compare and contrast pages, full-text author's works.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Subjects: Political science, international relations, law, public policy.
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to scholarly journal articles. 67% are published outside the United States.
    Coverage: 1975 to present

Database Trials for you to use

Explore your topic in the three trial databases below
Send an email to with an analysis of the three databases. Please complete this by March 7.  

For each database, include:

    • examples of your search strategies.
    • a brief desciption of the search interface and how well you think it is designed.  (Was it difficult to narrow your topic?  was it clear how to limit and sort your results?  etc.)
    • From your experience, would this database be a good choice to cover Womens Studies topics?

Gender Studies Database (Trial available until April 7,2014)  

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, newspapers, dissertations and bulletins, in the core areas of women's studies, men's studies, and sexual diversity issues. Includes content from Women's Studies International, the Men's Studies Database and the Sexual Diversity Studies Database. Covers 1972-present.

Women's Studies International (Trial available through April 7, 2014)  

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, newspapers, dissertations and bulletins, in the core areas of women's studies. Subjects include, feminism, women of color, science, health and technology. Includes different women's studies resources. Covers 1972-present.

GenderWatch (Trial available through March 9, 2014

  Offers full-text access to scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, conference proceedings, government and non-governmental organization reports. Materials focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. 
Provides a historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and changes in gender roles. Covers 1970-present

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