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Women's and Gender Studies

A guide to Women's and Gender Studies Research

To find journal articles

An easy place to start searching for articles is the library catalogue. Google Scholar is also a good option. If you want to search further, here are a few good academic databases to start with.


  • Try searching a few different databases using a few different combinations of search terms.
  • If you're having a hard time, get some help from a librarian before you get too frustrated!

You can also see our full list of Electronic Resources.

Key Journals

There are many valuable journals for Women's and Gender Studies. These journals may be available in print and/or electronically.

Below are just a few titles that may be of interest. You can access any of these by clicking on the linked titles.

Google Scholar

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Link your Google account to StFX, so the “Check for full text @ X” links will always appear – even if you don’t start your search from this page. Go to our customized settings screen and click Save. If you’re logged into a Google account, it will remember that setting from now on.