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These subject-specific databases are available to Tulane affiliates only. If you are off-campus, you must first use your Tulane email username and password to log in. EBSCO-supported databases may need to be accessed through the main library's database page. For other subject area database recommendations, see Howard-Tilton's Research Guides.

For recommended journal titles, see the Association of College and Research Libraries' Core List of Journals for Women and Gender Studies.

  • Alternative Press Index
    A bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, the API was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change.
  • Alternative Press Index Archive
    Covers the period 1969 through to 1990. This bibliographic database contains journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Covering theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy and anarchism, feminism and organized labor, indigenous peoples and gays/lesbians, the coverage is both international and interdisciplinary..
  • Black Women Writers
    Includes fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries written by women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Full-text.
  • Gender Watch
    Covers gender-focused literature from a broad range of subject areas, with some materials dating as early as the 1970's. Full-text. This is a part of the ProQuest database.
  • Latin American Women Writers
    A collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
  • North American Women's Drama
    Contains over 1,500 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States
    Covers from 1600-1900, and contains publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present. Also includes reports, pamphlets, posters, and ephemeral materials.
  •  Women, War & Society
    Includes charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, and press cuttings, along with interpretative essays from leading scholars. Covers 1914-1918. Indexes and abstracts.
  • Women's Studies International
    Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies, including sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business, and education. Some full-text.

The entries in subject encyclopedias are written by scholars in the field, and often include recommended readings or bibliographies. These can be great starting places if you're new to a topic, or are feeling overwhelmed and need some recommendations on where to start your reading. Some eBooks may be limited to one user at a time.

  • American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia
    Details developments in the growing field of men’s studies. Illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies.
  • Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories
    Cross-disciplinary in scope, this work is designed to introduce readers to feminist theories and the makers of the theories. eBook.
  • Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
    Divided into three chronologically arranged volumes, including thematic essays on central issues affecting women's lives, followed by A-Z entries on significant events and social movements, laws, court cases and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Women in the American West
    Captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the mid–1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society.
  • Women's Studies Encyclopedia
    An excellent beginning point to narrow research topics. Explores issues related to broad topics and lists additional online and print resources for more information. Full-text.

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