Defining Gender, 1450-1910
The Graduate Centert has a trial through October 21 to this collection of manuscripts, printed works and illustrations from British and European archives.
Note: trial ends Oct. 20
Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
The EWIC is an interdisciplinary, transhistorical, and global project. It brings together upwards of 1,000 scholars to write critical essays on women, Muslim and non-Muslim, and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations. It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present. EWIC hopes both to offer the state of the art in the broad sweep of topics to inform the general audience and to take on cutting-edge issues to stimulate new research in new terrains.
Note: women and Islamic culture
Manuscript: Women's Letters and Diaries
Over 69,000 pages of personal writings by American women from the eighteenth, ninteeenth, and twentieth centuries. From the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society.
Note: over 69,000 pages
Content of the 2010 edition. Guide to current sources of factual quantitative information about more than 20,000 specific subjects, incorporating almost 135,000 citations and more than 1,600 sources. Provides the widest possible range of print and nonprint, published and unpublished, and electronic and other forms of U.S. and international statistical data on industrial, business, social, educational, financial, and other topics.
Note: sources of quantitative information
Essay & General Literature Index
Contains citations to essays in collections of mostly scholarly works and miscellaneous works published since 1984 in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More than 300 volumes are indexed annually. While there are no abstracts, complete contents of the volumes are listed. An extremely useful resource for all disciplines because it indexes sources not covered elsewhere.
Note: indexes essay collections
Informe (Revistas en Espanol)
Collection of 350 Spanish-language journals, including Anales de la Literatura Espanola, Cuardernos de Economia: Latin American Journal of Economics, Folklore Americano, Letras Libres, and Revista de Historica de America. A complete title list is available within the database.
Note: 350 Spanish-language journals
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
MLA, available through Gale's Literature Resource Center, indexes over 3,000 periodicals dealing with literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and popular culture from 1926 to the present. MLA includes the full text from recent issues of 141 journals. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: literature & language index
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service International)
Bibliographic citations from journals, books, government documents, and additional sources dealing with public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general from 1915 to the present. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: public-policy citations
Bibliographic citations from philosophy journals and books in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish from 1940 to the present. Nearly 570 journals from thirty-eight countries are indexed. Approximately eighty percent of citations are from journal articles, the rest from books. More than 10,000 new records are added annually. Most records beginning in 1970 have abstracts.Database Guide (PDF)
Note: indexes 570 journals
Readers' Guide Full-Text
Indexes popular general-interest periodicals from 1983 to the present.
Note: popular periodicals since 1983
This resource allows the simultaneous searching of all the full-text and bibliographic databases to which all of CUNY subscribes and all EBSCO databses, as well as the CUNY+ Online Catalog. It does not include the resources to which the Graduate Center subscribes separately. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: Search all CUNY-wide electronic resources simultaneously
Academic Search Complete
Interdisciplinary full-text database. Full text of over 8,700 journals, including 7.600 peer-reviewed journals, with indexing for another 4,000 titles. While full text is available as far back as 1887 for a few titles, the text of most titles is available only for the past decade or two. Also includes the text of books, conference papers, conference proceedings, and educational reports. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: text from over 8,700 journals in all disciplines
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Part of Web of Science, this database finds bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and the number of times cited for articles from 1,160 international journals in the arts and humanities since 1975 as well as relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journal. Approximately 2,300 new records containing 15,525 new references are added each week. To search only this portion of Web of Science, scroll to bottom of search screen and check only Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Scopus is a similar citation index emphasizing the sciences and social sciences, with some humanities coverage.
Note: cited references since 1975
Humanities Full Text
Includes abstracts of articles published in English from 1984 to the present in all fields of the humanities. Includes text from 287 periodicals.
Note: indexes journals since 1984
Humanities International Complete
Indexes over 2,100 humanities sources, including journals, books, and reference works, with full text of 890 journals. In addition to articles and reviews, the database provides abstracts of fiction, poetry, photographs, and drawings.
Note: 890 journals
Medline with Full Text
Full text of more than 1,470 medical journals, back to 1965 for some titles, as well as indexing for over 4,800 biomedical journals. Two free versions of Medline (PubMed and MedlinePlus) are available anywhere.
Note: text of 1,470 medical journals
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Indexes popular general-interest periodicals from 1890 to 1982.
Note: indexes periodicals since 1890
Social Sciences Citation Index
Bibliographic citation, abstract, cited references, and times cited. These records are for articles in major social science journals from 1975 to the present. To search only this portion of Web of Science, scroll to bottom of search screen and check only Social Sciences Citation Index. Scopus is a similar citation index. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: cited references since 1990
Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes English-language periodicals in the social sciences from 1983 to the present. Includes abstracts for articles published beginning January 1994. Includes full text from 250 periodicals.
Note: indexes articles since 1983
Social Services Abstracts
Abstracts of articles from 1980 to the present.
Note: indexes journals since 1980
Bibliographic citations from 2,600 journals concerned with sociology and related disciplines from 1963 to the present.
Note: indexes 2,600 journals
A full-text database for American ethnic newspapers, magazines, and journals in English and Spanish.
Note: American ethnic newspapers, etc.
Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640
Primary and secondary sources, as well as manuscript locations, for 180 women writers. Includes bibliographies, catalogs, contextual studies, reference works, essay anthologies, special issues of journals, genre studies, handbooks and pedagogical tools, compilations containing texts, and dissertations.
Note: primary and secondary sources
In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Personal Narratives
Index to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in libraries and other repositories around the world.
Note: index to repositories
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Offers over 72,000 pages of documents and 800 images from the State Commissions on the Status of Women, with approximately 5,000 pages to be added annually. Also included is the first three volumes of Harvard University Press's Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, with the remaining volumes to be added in 2009-2010.
Note: primary sources
Journal Citation Reports
The number of articles published in journals indexed by the Web of Science and the number of citations to individual journals. This information may be viewed by journal name, subject, publisher, and country or territory. Be sure to choose science or social sciences before selecting a subject. Statistics are currently available for 2007 and 2008.
Note: Web of Science citation statistics
Holdings of thousands of American and international libraries. Make ILL requests with the Find it! button. Searchable in English, French, and Spanish. See an online tutorial to the database. See also the freely accessible version of WorldCat. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: holdings of thousands of libraries; make ILL requests through Find it!
GenderStats is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators designed with user-friendly, menu-driven features. It offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects. The data in each module is presented in ready-to-use format. Users have the option of saving the country views in Excel (or another spreadsheet software) to customize reports.
Note: from the World Bank
ICPSR: Interuniversity Consortium for Political & Social Research
Social science data from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Note: social science data sets
Demographic information about New York City drawn from city, state, and federal sources. Also includes some national statistics. Use the raw data to create customized tables. The information in Infoshare is supplemented by many free Web sites, including National Priorities Project Database, which provides a range of statistics relating to labor, poverty, and social programs by state.
Note: New York City demographics
Center for the Study of Women in Society
Since 1977, the Center for the Study of Women and Society has promoted interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. The focus of the Center's research agenda is the study of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and nation in relationship to the experiences of women and men in societies around the world.
Note: Women's Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center.
THE MISSION OF THE FEMINIST PRESS is to publish and promote the most potent voices of women from all eras and all regions of the globe. The Press has brought more than 300 critically acclaimed works by and about women into print, enriching the literary canon, expanding the historical record, and influencing public discourse about issues fundamental to women.
Note: he Press has brought more than 300 critically acclaimed works by and about women into print
National Women's Studies Association
Established in 1977, NWSA is a professional organization dedicated to leading the field of women's studies, as well as its teaching, learning, research, and service wherever they be found.
Note: Established in 1977, NWSA is a professional organization
Women's Studies Certificate Program
Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship that draws on various disciplines, while challenging disciplinary boundaries, raising new questions and offering different perspectives. The general aim of the program is to offer critical reflection on the experiences of both women and men in terms of differences of gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity and nation. Particular attention is paid to the conditions of women's lives and the varied forms of struggle to which these give rise. Students are prepared to teach courses and to do research in Women's Studies and related critical approaches to the disciplines. Besides focused course work and guidance in research, Women's Studies offers participation in a wide range of graduate student-faculty activities, such as lecture series and forums. Students also are invited to participate in the research programs of the Center for the Study of Women and Society.
Biography Reference Bank
Biographical information about over 550,000 people. Includes 380,000 periodical articles and more than 36,000 images. Over 80,00 profiles from reference works published by Garland, Greenwood, Harvard University Press, Houghton Mifflin, Oryx, Oxford University Press, and H. W. Wilson. There are 5,000 biographies from the 2004 edition of the American National Biography. A complete list of such sources is available.
Note: 550,000 biographies
Activist Women's Voices Oral History Project
The Activist's Women's Voices Oral History Archive and Urban Fieldwork Internships were established in 1995 under the direction of Professors Joyce Gelb and Patricia Laurence with the aim of creating linkages between activist women in the community and student and faculty researchers in the university.
Note: The Activist's Women's Voices Oral History Archive and Urban Fieldwork Internships were established in 1995
Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group.
Note: An On-line Archival Collection from the Special Collections Library at Duke University
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
The nineteenth century was a formative period in African-American literary and cultural history. Prior to the Civil War, the majority of black Americans living in the United States were held in bondage. Law and practice forbade teaching blacks from learning to read or write. Even after the war, many of the impediments to learning and literary productivity remained. Nevertheless, black men and women of the nineteenth century learned to both read and write. Moreover, more African-Americans than we yet realize turned their observations, feelings, social viewpoints, and creative impulses into published works. In time, this nineteenth-century printed record included poetry, short stories, histories, narratives, novels, autobiographies, social criticism, and theology, as well as economic and philosophical treatises. Unfortunately, much of this body of literature remained, until very recently, relatively inaccessible to twentieth-century scholars, teachers, creative artists, and others interested in black life. Prior to the late 1960s, most Americans (black as well as white) had never heard of these nineteenth-century authors, much less read their works.
Note: NYPL's digitized collection from the Schomburg Center.
American Women Research Guide
Unlike most American Memory presentations, American Women is not a collection of digital items. It is a gateway--a first stop for Library of Congress researchers working in the field of American women's history.
Note: a gateway--a first stop for Library of Congress researchers
WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies
Developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies.
Note: Developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries