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Alumni Databases

Useful bibliographic databases that are available for use without subscription or institutional affiliation.


ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals
Index to over 12,000 articles on women's and gender history published from 1975 to the present in about 180 European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand historical and women's studies journals.

Other Women & Gender Studies Databases

African Women's Bibliographic Database
Index to over 37,000 English-language citations from 1986 to the present on African women.
Aletta Institute for Women's History: Articles
Extensive Index to articles from Dutch and other periodicals (many in English) on women's rights and empowerment and women's history.
Bibliography of Sources Related to Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism, and Music
Extensive bibliography on women and music from the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society for Music Theory.
Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World: Bibliography
Browse or search the interdisciplinary bibliography.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Index to journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages (450 A.D. to 1500 A.D.). Some 500 journals indexed. 1990-
Library of core feminist texts (books, articles, pamplets, etc.) from 29 countries (all EU countries plus Croatia and Turkey) which were influential in the development of feminist ideas in the 1970s and 1980s.
gender Inn: Women's and Gender Studies Database
Index to over 8400 citations pertaining to feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature.
Gifts of Speech
Archive of speeches by contemporary, influential women, supplemented by a collection of 19th and early 20th century speeches. Over 700 speeches available.
GReTA: Genderbibliothek am Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien [Gender Research Database]
Search over 46,700 citations to primarily German-language books, articles, theses, videos, etc. relating to women and gender studies. 1980s-
HEARTH: Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, History
Search or browse a virtual library of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines published between 1850 and 1925. Current access to 1180 book and 16 journal titles. From the Mann Library at Cornell University.
Russian Culture and Gender Studies
Search a database of approximately 25,000 Russian and Western-language books, articles, and dissertations relating to gender issues in Russia. 19th century to mid-2000s. From the Institute of Slavonic Studies in Freiburg.
Women in Politics Bibliographic Database
Index with abstracts to books, articles and reports produced throughout the world on the subject of women in politics. From the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Women Working, 1800-1930
Search a digital library of more than 3,100 books and trade catalog, 900 archives and manuscript items, and 1,400 photographs relating to women and work (working conditions, workplace regulations, home life, costs of living, commerce, recreation, health and hygiene, etc.) between 1800 and the Great Depression. A Harvard University Library Open Collections Program.

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