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LIBRARY GUIDE TO WGS 1000 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

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Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Sociological Abstracts
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage: 1960 to present. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Communication & Mass Media Complete
This resource "offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals."

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Humanities Source
Includes articles, book reviews, and interviews dealing with literature, movies, journalism, dance, and communication from 1984 to the present.  Thanks to MeL.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR
Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present. How to export to RefWorks

Reference Resources
ONLINE Reference

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender (or print: Ref. HQ 1115 .E43 2001)

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (or print: Ref. HQ1190.E63 2000)

Feminist Methods in Social Research  (online and print:  HQ 1180 .R448 1992 , 3d floor)

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (online and print: Ref. H 40 .A2 I5 2008)

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (or print: Ref. HM 425 .B53 2007)

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory (online only) Includes articles on "Feminist Communication Theories," "Feminist Standpoint Theory," etc.  

PRINT Reference--2nd floor South, Reference Collection

Women's Issues Ref. HQ1115.W6425 1997

The Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism  Ref. HQ1115.W644 2006

Women's Studies Encyclopedia  Ref. 1115.W645 1999

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide (Asia:  Ref. HQ1726.G74 2003; Central & South America:  Ref. HQ1467.G74 2003; Europe:  Ref. HQ1588.G74 2003; North America & Caribbean:  Ref. HQ1400.G74 2003; Sub-Saharan Africa;  Ref. HQ1788.G74 2003; Middle East & North Africa:  Ref. HQ1726.5.G74 2003)


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Anne Zacharias
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