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Women and Gender Databases
(see also Biography, General History, US History, Social Sciences, and General)

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Online Video:

Women's and Gender Studies Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection of films covers the study of issues relating to gender, feminism, and women's history, including politics, social justice, media studies, lesbian studies, culture & society, gender/sexual identity, and more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

LGBT Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection surveys of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural, social, and political evolution of the LGBT community. It features documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films that explore AIDS, families, civil rights, coming out, marriage equality, transgender issues, religious perspectives, the lesbian/feminist divide, global comparative experiences, and other topics. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Indexes to Journals and Books:

GenderWatch (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides the full-text of scholarly journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, and government and special reports that focus on issues that are uniquely central to women's daily lives and how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas, including family, body image, societal roles, workplace issues, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement. Covers back to the 1970's. (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: Literature

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; covers sexuality and the body - social institutions and structures of representation - changing conceptions of "the feminine", the family and masculinity - religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy, society, and more.

Gender and Violence in the Middle East (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Contends that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Literature:
(See also: Literature)

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Contains biographical and critical essays on 1,328 American women writers covering all genres and all periods of American history.

Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Reference guide covering women writers across the English-speaking world (including Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the Caribbean) from medieval times to the 20th Century. Covers authors, texts, kinds of writing, genres & sub-genres, general terms, and large labels like "postmodernism".

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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