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  Alternative Press Index (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
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    Coverage: 1991 to present. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes nearly 290 newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides additional viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.
  Alternative Press Index. Archive (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1969 to 1990. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes nearly 290 newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides additional viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.
  GenderWatch (ProQuest) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1970 to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text from over 125 international publications (reports, pamphlets, papers, conference proceedings) devoted to women and gender issues. Coverage: 1970 to present.
View a tutorial (UW System International Women's Issues Tutorials).
  Women's Studies International (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1972 to present. Updated: semi-annually.
Citations and abstracts are drawn from a variety of essential women's studies resources which range in coverage from classic works & core studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

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  America: History and Life (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1964 to present. Updated: quarterly.
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada. Over 1,700 journals are indexed.
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  Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest) Authentication Required Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1990 to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles from 240 newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Subject areas: general reference, history and politics, humanities and social sciences. Access the full text of Spanish-, English-language and bilingual newspapers, magazines, and journals plus other multicultural publications from the ethnic, minority, and native press through Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW). Titles include La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, El Diario/La Prensa, Mundo Hispanico, Hispanic, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, and many more (none of which overlap PRISMA).
  Project Muse Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1993 to present. Updated: monthly.
Includes the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the fields of: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.
  Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1987 to present. Updated: weekly.
Indexes more than 1,725 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Can also be used to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse).
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    Multidisciplinary Article Databases

  Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1975 to present. Updated: Daily.
Provides access to citations and abstracts for over 8,000 magazines and journals, with full text access to over half these titles. For scholarly publications, full text is available for more than 3,600 titles covering subjects such as social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
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  CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: Past 15 years to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into two sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.
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  JSTOR Authentication Required Bought to you by UW-L Student Differential Tution Funds 
    Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005.
Access to the full text of over 1700 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines. Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005. Collections include: Arts and Science I - VIII and Life Sciences. Access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences V through VIII is made possible by Academic Initiative funding.
  LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
Over 5,600 full text sources.
News: 350 newspapers, 400 magazines/journals, 600 newsletters, broadcast transcripts, campus news, wire services.
Business: news, accounting literature, company information, directories.
Legal Research: secondary literature, case law, codes & regulations, tax law, international legal materials, patent research, career information.
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  MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink 
    Coverage: 1984 to present. Updated: daily.
Full-text from nearly 3,000 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals.
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    Periodicals

  Women's Studies Periodicals
A title list of the library's individual periodical subscriptions in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Many more Women's Studies related periodicals are available through the library's article databases.

Find Books

    Featured Reference Books @ Murphy Library

  Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories
    2000
  Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics
    1999
  Encyclopedia of Women in the American West
    2003
  Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women’s Issues Worldwide
    5 volumes, 2003
  Historical Dictionary of Feminism
    2004
  LGBT, Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America
    3 volumes, 2004
  Political and Historical Encyclopedia of Women
    2003
  Reader’s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies
    2000
  Reader’s Guide to Women’s Studies
    1999
  Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Issues and Knowledge
    4 volumes, 2000
  The Gay & Lesbian Literary heritage: A Reader’s Companion to the Writers and their Works, from Antiquity to the Present
    rev. ed., 2002
  The Women’s Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism
    2 volumes, 2006
  Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography
    3rd ed. 2004
  Sexuality: The Essential Glossary
    2004
  Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia
    17 volumes, 1999

Find Primary Sources

    Collections of Primary Sources

  Primary Sources of the Women's Movement, 1960 to Present (Alexander Street Press)
    Coverage: 1960 - present. Updated continually through member participation.
Primary Sources of the Women's Movement, 1960 to Present: The "Second Wave" and Beyond is a free, online scholarly community that is a companion to the Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000 database. This resource includes bibliographies, unpublished papers, chronologies, images, oral histories, links to external Web sites, book reviews, reviews of new Web resources, syllabi, and other materials. Three scholar-editors host this online community where participants analyze compelling questions about feminist activism and theories; collaborate on new directions for historical research; ding the history of contemporary feminism.

    Letters & Diaries

  British & Irish Women's Letters and Diaries: 1500 - 1900 (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    Coverage: 1500 to 1900.
Spanning more than 300 years, this collection will bring the personal experiences of more than 1,000 women to researchers, students, and general readers. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and not so famous. More than 500 biographies enhance the use of the database.
  North American Women's Letters and Diaries (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1700s to 1950.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries (NAWLD) includes the immediate experiences of 632 women, as revealed in approximately 82,000 pages of diaries and letters. When complete, the collection will include more than 150,000 pages of primary materials spanning more than 300 years. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
  Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    Coverage: 1770s to 1918.
This release includes some 60 volumes from 47 poets. The critical and biographical essays for some poets will be added in a future release, as will selected criticism from printed works. In addition selected essays, criticism and Web resources will be added from time to time.
  The Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945 Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    Coverage: 1543 to 1945.
Full-text primary resource books and periodicals that reflect the evolution of feminist consciousness and women's rights. International scope.
  The Gilded Age (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1865 to 1902
The Gilded Age brings primary documents and scholarly commentary together covering American history from 1865 to 1902. In addition to an extensive selection of key treatises that reflect the social and cultural ferment of the late nineteenth century, The Gilded Age offers a wealth of rare materials, including songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. This primary content is enhanced by video interviews with scholars and numerous topical critical documentary essays specially commissioned for the project by Alexander Street Press. Covering such themes as race, labor, immigration, commerce, western expansion, and women’s suffrage, these essays illuminate the rapidly changing cultural landscape of America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt.
  Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600 to 2000 (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
    Coverage: 1600 to 2000.
This database includes books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities. Resources added in 2008 include more than 72,000 pages from State Commissions on the Status of Women, as well as the first three volumes of Harvard University Press' Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary.
  Women Working (Harvard University Libraries and Museums)
    Coverage: 1800 - 1930
Focuses on women's role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including: 7,500 pages of manuscripts, 3,500 books and pamphlets, and 1,200 photographs.

    Literature

  Celebration of Women Writers
Contains electronic versions of classic texts by women, including some works by feminist authors
  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. he items in this on-line collection are scanned and transcribed from original documents held in Duke's Special Collections Library. Subjects covered include: medical and reproductive rights; music; organizations and activism; sexuality and lesbian feminism, socialist feminism, women of color, women's work and Roles.

    Oral Histories

  Suffragists Oral History Project
from the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office, collected interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman's suffrage movement.

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    Websites (free, public sites)

  American Women:
A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
  Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for those interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. This site includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images. Although the site still includes valuable information, please note that it has not been updated since 2006.
  Women's Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor
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