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Articles & Databases: Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies

These databases are a good place to start your research on most women’s studies and multicultural queer studies topics. There are additional recommendations for each of the areas of emphasis in the major: the Environment; Global/International Studies; Expression in Art and Language; Social and Community Service; and Multicultural Queer Studies Minor. Use these for more specialized research or if the general group doesn't give you enough information.

For additional resources see Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research Guide.

For personal assistance please contact Chris Salvano, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Librarian.

Highly Recommended

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Academic Search Premier Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects.

Can limit to peer reviewed

1983 to present
ArticleFirst Search by keywords in the titles and authors of articles from thousands of journals on many subjects. More Details... Scholarly and professional journals 1990 to present
Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) Lists articles from 400 scholarly and popular journals and includes fulltext for about half of them.  Selected articles only are included for 100 of them. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed

Vary for each publication; the earliest begins in 1915

Ethnic NewsWatch Fulltext of newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and Native press. There is a Spanish language search interface as well as Spanish fulltext materials. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in 1992 to present
GenderWatch Fulltext of scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government, and special reports that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in the 1970s to present
OmniFile Full Text Mega Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects. Can limit a search to the “art” section only. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1984 to present

Also Recommended - Expression in the Arts & Language

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Art Full Text Lists material on visual art, including film, from all over the world in nearly 400 sources including art periodicals, yearbooks, and more; feminist criticism is emphasized. Can limit to English. More Details...

Can limit to peer reviewed

1984 to present
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) The best source for scholarship about European and American visual arts from late Antiquity to the present; articles in over 4300 periodicals, also conference papers, dissertations, books, exhibition and dealers catalogs. Can limit to English. More Details... Yes 1973 to present
Gale Literary Databases The online fulltext version of Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography, which may be searched separately or together, provides basic biographical and critical information for thousands of authors. More Details... No

Vary; entries are updated frequently

Scribner Writers Series Includes 1,600 brief bio-critical essays on international authors. Can search by nationality, gender, etc. More Details... No Vary; entries are updated frequently

Also Recommended - Environment

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Ecology Abstracts Lists articles from over 600 journals on how organisms of all kinds interact with their environment and each other, including such topics as the impact of climate, water resources, soil, and humans, growing environmental problems such as depletion, erosion, and pollution, sustainable development, biodiversity, land use, environmental changes, ecosystems, climatic changes, etc. More Details... Yes 1981 to present
Social Sciences in Forestry Bibliography Lists articles on legislation, policy, planning, management and economic development issues as applied to forestry and public land management in general, including such topics as women and natural resources management worldwide, women working in natural resources occupations, women's roles in social forestry, in sustainable development, etc. More Details... Scholarly and professional journals; cannot limit to peer reviewed 1985 to present
Sustainability Science Abstracts Lists articles from over 400 journals, as well as papers, reports, books, and conference proceedings on the sustainability of natural resources, including such topics as demographics, demography, environmental impact, resource management, etc. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 2003 to present

Also Recommended - Global/International Studies

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Anthropology Plus Aspects of women's lives in worldwide social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, folklore, and myth from journal articles, reports, commentaries, books, and book chapters. Can limit to English in Advanced Search. More Details... Yes Late 19th century to present
Bibliography of Asian Studies Lists western-language books, articles, and book chapters on all parts of Asia on many subjects, including art. Many sources are published in Asia and reflect an Asian viewpoint. More Details... Some scholarly sources are included, but cannot limit to these Some as early as 1779; 1971 to present for most sources
EconLit Lists articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, working papers and dissertations on a broad range of economic subjects worldwide, including such topics as women and globalization, the wage gap, poverty, women's work, etc. More Details... Yes 1969 to present
Family & Society Studies World Wide Lists international research in articles from over 1,000 journals, as well as books, conference papers, and government reports on policy and practice in family science, human ecology, and human development, including such topics as adoption, domestic violence, women in migration, women's health issues, the effects of war, etc. Can limit to English. More Details... Most sources are scholarly, but cannot limit to these 1970 to present
Handbook of Latin American Studies Lists books and other sources selected by experts on many subjects related to Latin America, including art and artists. Many are in Spanish. More Details... Scholarly materials are included, but cannot limit to these 1935 to present

Also Recommended - Multicultural Queer Studies

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Anthropology Plus The best source for cross-cultural studies of sexual identity, customs, etc. Lists articles in worldwide social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, and folklore from journal articles, reports, commentaries, books, and book chapters. Can limit to English in Advanced Search More Details... Yes Late 19th century to present
Bibliography of Asian Studies Lists western-language books, articles, and book chapters on all parts of Asia on many subjects, including issues of sexual identity, etc. Many sources are published in Asia and reflect an Asian viewpoint. More Details... Some scholarly sources are included, but cannot limit to these Some as early as 1779; 1971 to present for most sources
Handbook of Latin American Studies Books and other sources selected by experts on many subjects related to Latin America, including sexuality, etc. Many are in Spanish. More Details... Scholarly materials are included, but cannot limit to these 1935 to present

Also Recommended - Social & Community Service

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Child Development & Adolescent Studies Lists international journal articles, book reviews, technical reports, books, book chapters, theses, and dissertations from the biomedical and social sciences literature related to the growth and development of children through the age of 21. Can limit to English. More Details... Most sources are scholarly, but cannot limit to these 1927 to present
Family & Society Studies World Wide Lists international research in articles from over 1,000 journals, as well as books, conference papers, and government reports on policy and practice in family science, human ecology, and human development, including such topics as adoption, domestic violence, women in migration, women's health issues, the effects of war, etc. Can limit to English. More Details... Most sources are scholarly, but cannot limit to these 1970 to present

Other Databases to Consider

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ATLAReligion Scholarly journals and books on many aspects of religion and theology; good for discussions of religious art, symbolism, etc. More Details... Yes 1949 to present
Dissertation and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Includes fulltext for thousands of dissertations and masters theses produced in the United States. If fulltext is not linked, order the item on interlibrary loan. Don't use their "order a copy" link. More Details... Dissertations are prepared under scholarly direction 1637 to present
Geobase Lists articles, books, conference papers, and reports on ecology, geography, health, international development, and social issues published in 5,000 journals and other publications. More Details... Scholarly and professional sources; can limit to “Journal” document type for peer reviewed 1980 to present
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Online Fulltext resource containing over 240 literary essays on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historic periods. More Details... Essays by scholars 2nd edition, 2005
JSTOR Journal backfiles in many subject areas; fulltext is included for each article. More Details... Yes

From the first issue to 5 years ago for each publication included

LexisNexis Academic Fulltext of newspapers and magazines; in addition to news, a good source for reviews of books, performances, art exhibits, etc., and interviews with contemporary personalities, etc. More Details... No Vary for each publication; most begin in the 1990s
MLA Bibliography Comprehensive, international listing of literary criticism and theory, linguistics, film and drama criticism, cultural studies, and folklore, covering articles, book chapters, books, and more. Can limit to items in English and to type of resource, such as journal articles. More Details... Yes 1926 to present
Philosophers' Index The philosophical perspective in books, book chapters, and journals on such topics as aesthetics, the female body, styles of art, poetry, art and identity, women artists, women in art etc. More Details... Yes 1940 to present
Project MUSE Fulltext of about 200 scholarly journals on subject in the arts and humanities. More Details... Yes Vary for each publication; some are backfiles only
PsycARTICLES Fulltext articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and other scholarly and professional organizations. More Details... Most sources are scholarly, but cannot limit to these Vary for each publication; most begin with the first issue to present.
PsycINFO Lists academic, research, and practical literature in psychology from 2,240 journals, dissertations, books and book chapters. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary; earliest is 1887 to present
Social Services Abstracts Lists articles from over 1,000 journals on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1980 to present
Sociological Abstracts The sociological perspective on queer issues from journals, books, and other sources. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1952 to present for most sources