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Research Information & Web Links for Women's Studies

Library Resources

Women Studies Abstracts - Pius Library Reference, Z7962.W65

Women's Studies Database - Women's Studies International (Must have valid SLU email to enter site)

Select Women's Studies Journals
full text databases available for SLU students and Faculty

Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies-a critical forum where the problematic of differences is explored in texts ranging from the literary and the visual to the political and social.

Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies- broad mix of scholarly work, personal essays, and the arts and to multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives offered in accessible language.

Gender and Society-examines gender as one of the foundations of every existing social order.

Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy- journal for scholarly research at the intersection of philosophy and women's studies.

Journal of Women's History- devoted exclusively to the international field of women's history.

Legacy: Journal of American Women Writers- focuses specifically on American women's writings from the seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century

NWSA Journal-interdisciplinary, multicultural feminist scholarship linking feminist theory with teaching and activism.

Organizations and Discussion Groups

National Women's Studies Association - supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, and research.

WMST-L Discussion Group - an international email forum for discussion of Women's Studies teaching and research.

H-Women Discussion Network - moderated electronic forum for discussion of women's history across all eras and regions.

Resources for Studying Feminist Issues
General information and links to more resources—a good place to start.

Core List in Women's Studies -from the University of Wisconsin. List of core publications in women's studies. Updated regularly.

Feminist.Com- feminist topics including reproductive rights, suffrage, rape, abuse,sexual harassment, education, and parenting.

Voice of the Shuttle: Gender Studies – from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Offers links to sites about women's studies and feminist theory, queer studies, men's movements, and cyber gender and tech gender.

Women's Studies Hot list – from Northern Arizona University. Directory of internet resources on women, gender, and feminism.

Women's Studies Resources - from the University of Iowa. Links and information on activism, literature, art, history and feminist theory.

WSS LINKS Women and Gender Studies Web Sites – from MIT. Provides access to a range of resources on women’s and gender studies.

WMST-L File Collection - listserv archive of women's studies topics.

Government Resources

United States Congress-
House of Representatives:

United States Supreme Court:

Social Science

Select History, Sociology, and Political Science oriented websites.

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - from Duke University Special Collections. Transcribed texts and scanned images of articles, pamphlets, flyers, and booklets from the early years of the U.S. Women's Liberation Movement.

Internet Women’s History Sourcebook – from Fordham University. Sources on Women's history.

Women's Intellectual Contributions – from Webster University. Famous women in the history of anthropology, psychology, social work,and sociology - their lives and work.

Herstory: An Exhibition – from the University of Saskatchewan. Entries on famous and significant women in history, the arts, society,the professions, and politics.   

Struggling to Move Up The Ladder: The Glass Ceiling -

Select Literature and Arts oriented websites.

A Celebration of Women Writers – from the University of Pennsylvania. Texts, recordings, and links to information about women writers.

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - from the collections of the New York Public Library. Includes texts and resources.

National Museum of Women in the Arts - Information about women artists and their experiences.

Select Women's Studies Programs at Jesuit Universities

Boston College,

Loyola, Chicago,




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