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Journals in the field of Women's Studies, the primary source for articles by feminist scholars and critics, are spread throughout many different full-text databases. In order to do an extensive literature review of feminist scholarship on a critical concept or topic, it is often necessary to directly search the full text of the leading journals in the field, in addition to searching through databases such as JStor and Project Muse.
To do this, search for journal titles using the "Journals" tab on the library website and then follow the links to the databases that include them in order to do your search.
In order to find a list of the different journals of with a feminist perspective, including many that have ceased publication, try the search Feminism - Periodicals in the Library Catalog.
These indexes cover a lot of different subject areas. JSTOR and Project Muse contain full text of articles from scholarly journals. Expanded Academic and Proquest contain some full text and link to full text in other Vassar databases through ArticleLinker.
All databases are available from the Library home page under Indexes and Databases alphabetically and by subject.
Full text of selected journals from earliest publication up to 5 years prior to the current year.
Use the "Advanced Search" option and select the "Feminist and Women's Studies" subject area in order to limit to Women's Studies journals, or combine this subject area with others such as History and/or Asian Studies, etc.
Full text of scholarly journals in arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Contains the full text of recent volumes of some, but not all, of the Women's Studies journals included in JStor.
Despite its title, WoS is an excellent resource for the humanities and social sciences. In addition to being the most up to date index for scholarly journals, it contains the "Cited Reference Search," which allows you to find recent articles citing previously published books, articles and films.
To roughly limit to feminist critiques and perspectives in the databases listed here that aren't specifically limited to women's studies (ie, databases other than GenderWatch and Contemporary Women's Issues), include the keyword "feminis*" in your search.
Full-text of publications that focus on issues of gender in a broad spectrum of subject areas. Includes books, booklets/pamphlets, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, newspapers and reports.