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Useful Call Numbers


Gender Studies: HQ1088-1090.7
In Education: LC1390

Women and Feminism

In Historical Biography: CT3200-9999
Gender Studies: HQ1101-2030.7
In Social Services: HV1442-1448
In Education: LC1401-2572

Sex Roles

In Gender Studies: HQ1075-1075.5
In Education: LC212.9-212.93

Core Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.
  • Project MUSE
    Collection of close to 250 full-text journals covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and more.
    Provides access to articles published more than 2 years ago in over 100 scholarly journals.
  • Databases by Subject
    Search for gender topics in general databases for history, sociology, political science, and more to find scholarly articles.
  • MLA Bibliography
    Index to articles on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide.

Core Reference

Chronology of Women's History
Reference Collection: HQ112 .O47 1994

The Dictionary of Feminist Theory
Reference Collection: HQ1115 .H86 1995

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society 
Reference Collection: HQ1115 .E54 2009

Encyclopedia of Women's Health Online encyclopedia

Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology: volume 1 and volume 2
Online encyclopedia

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
Online encyclopedia

Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology
Reference Collection: HQ1075 .R43 2009

Women's Rights in the United States: A Documentary History
Reference Collection: HQ1236.5 .U6 .W68 1994

Useful Websites

Voice of the Shuttle: Gender and Sexuality Studies

Political Advocacy Groups: Directory of U.S. Interest Groups
Either refer to the list of all subjects covered by this source, or see specifically the page for Men and Women.

Research Guides by Pullman Librarians
See guides to research resources for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Washington Women's History Consortium
This site provides a central site for accessing the special collections in Washington state, providing primary documents in women's history.

Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Site
A selective annotated list of websites containing resources and information about women's studies.

WSSLINKS Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
Provides access to a wide range of resources in support of women's studies research.


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