Women’s Studies Resources

Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ) — Since 1972 the City University of New York has published WSQ as a journal for multiple scholarly disciplines as well as a showcase for fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews and visual arts.

Journal of International Women’s Studies (JIWS) — JIWS is an online, open-access and peer reviewed journal for scholars, activists and students to bridge the gap between feminist theory and activism.

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies — Published by the University of Nebraska, Frontiers is one of the oldest feminist journals in the country and combines scholarly work, personal essays and the arts.

Jean and Alexander Heard Library — Vanderbilt University’s library maintains an extensive database of links to journals, bibliographies, statistics, organizations and research resources. Vanderbilt’s Women’s Studies program has existed since 1988.

Feminist Collections — This periodical from the University of Wisconsin reviews print, electronic and audiovisual resources for research and instruction in women’s studies. The university also offers Feminist Periodicals.

Women’s Studies Resources — Duke University Libraries offers a database that includes reference sources, articles, Internet sources and image collections. A Women’s Studies librarian is available to answer questions and help with research.

Resources in Gender and Women’s Studies — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign maintains a collection of links to article databases, websites, research and class guides and more.

Women’s Studies Databases — The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs compiles links to databases under a number of disciplines, as well as a general database list and a link to streaming videos.

Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) — A comprehensive reading list from the University of Texas at Austin. The CWGS began in 1979 and now offers several degrees in the study of women and gender.

Women’s & Gender Studies Academics — A course list from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) describing available classes for the upcoming semester. MIT is a member of the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, established in 1993 between MIT and 6 other schools.

Women and Gender Comprehensive Reading List — Rutgers University offers an extensive reading list, divided into 10 categories, for students in the field of Women’s and Gender History.

Duke University Press: Women’s Studies — Duke University has published a number of interdisciplinary titles and feature their most popular women’s studies textbooks here. Duke University Press publishes 120 books per year and over 40 journals, and offers 5 electronic collections.

Intro to Women’s Studies — A collection from WMST-L that concentrates on various aspects of the Introduction to Women’s Studies course. WMST-L was created in 1991 as an international email list for discussion of Women’s Studies education, research and program management. It is now maintained by the Center for Women in Technology of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).