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WGST 50: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (Montgomery)

This course guide is designed to help you conduct research in the field of Women's and Gender Studies

List of Women's and Gender Studies Journals

Articles from women and gender studies journals might be particularly relevant for your project. Here's a core list of journals in that field.  Keep an eye for these journals in your list of results from a database search.

Core List of Journals in Women and Gender Studies


Find Articles on Your Topic

The easiest way to find articles on your topic is to use a library database.

Note: If searching from off-campus, you will need to authenticate with your SCU ID and password to use any library database.

Some of the databases you can use for your project are listed below. Most of them allow you to limit your search for "Peer Reviewed Articles" if you are looking for scholarly articles.  

If available, always use the "Advanced Search Mode" when you search the database.  


Searching Strategies


Choose a database from the list on the left.  Enter keywords describing your topic.  For example, if you are interested in issues faced by transgender people in the workplace,  you can enter: 

transgender and workplace
transgender and employment

You can enter synonyms /related terms in the same box (workplace or employment). 

You can use an asterisk to pick up different endings of a word.  For example, work* would search for work as well as workplace. 

Getting the full-text of database articles:

1. If the database you are using has the full-text article, just  click on the link (pdf or htmil).

2. If the full-text is not available, click on Find It@SCU Libraries:

  • Is the article available in another database (e.g., Wilson OmniFile, JSTOR)? If so, click on the link and follow the citation information (e.g., volume, issue, date of publication, etc.)
  • Does the library have this journal in print? Go to the OSCAR record and request the issue you need from the ARS.
  • If the library doesn't have access to the full-text of the article, you will be offered the option of ordering it through the interlibrary loan service (which is free).