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OFFICE HOURS Spring 2014 (DBL Rm.106D): Tues., Wed., Fri. 10:00-12:30, and by appointment
Women's Studies at OCU includes courses from English, Sociology & Justice Studies, Religion, History, and other departments. In addition to the resources in this guide, see the individual Research Guides for those disciplines for more information. For the Spring 2014 semester, the following courses in Women's Studies are being offered:
HIST 2373 Goddesses, Witches, & Wives [See also Women in History; IHSP website]
REL 3414 Women in the Hebrew Bible [See also Bible -- Feminist criticism; Women in the Bible ebooks]
If you are writing a women's studies term paper or other big project, you may need to use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for items that Dulaney-Browne Library doesn't own. Try WorldCat for the easiest way to borrow books that you need from other libraries. For articles, our EBSCOhost databases have an ILL link on every article that is not full-text, so that ordering them is simple. (Please allow a few days for the book or article to be delivered; you will be contacted by email.)
Please remember always to cite the source where you obtained your information. See our library's guide to plagiarism for more information.
If you ever have any trouble finding what you need, please don't hesitate to contact me or askalibrarian. We're here to help you!
Use this box to search multiple EBSCOhost databases for women's studies articles, or click on links below to search individual databases or journals.
JSTOR, SocINDEX Complete (EBSCOhost), Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost), Humanities International Complete (EBSCOhost), and Project MUSE are five of the best databases for finding articles on women's studies. PQDT has online full-text of dissertations and theses on many women's studies topics. See also the Directory of Open Access Journals. An excellent selection of online full-text and print journals covering women’s studies, gender, and sexuality can be found at Dulaney-Browne Library Electronic Journals in Social Sciences, especially the "Family and Marriage" and "Sexual Life" links. Please note that the Dulaney-Browne Library may have some years of its women's studies journals in the databases, in print on the shelves, and/or in microfiche. Some of the major journals in women’s studies include:
Journal of Family Violence
Journal of Women’s History
Other important but more general journals that have substantial content on women’s studies include American Sociological Review, American Literature, and Representations.
Books and Reference Works
A searchable catalog of essential books in women’s studies is available from the Women’s Study Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). These titles and others may be found at Dulaney-Browne Library through OCU’s online catalog, or may be borrowed via interlibrary loan using WorldCat.
Another good way to find print and ebooks in OCU’s online catalog is to search by subject. Some of the most widely used subject headings for women’s studies are:
sports for women
women [name of country]
women, violence against
You may also browse books for women’s studies on the first and third floors of the library at the shelves with book numbers beginning 305.3 - 305.4, 306.7, and 331.4, although books about women and women’s issues might appear throughout the library under many different classification numbers. There are also thousands of online full-text titles on women and gender available through ebrary.
These encyclopedias and dictionaries are available on the first floor of Dulaney-Browne Library or online through ebrary:
Black Women in America
Dictionary of Homophobia (ebrary)
Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women’s Issues Worldwide [by region]
A History of Women in the United States
Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (ebrary)
Oklahoma Women’s Almanac
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women [v.1] (ebrary)
Women’s Studies Encyclopedia (ebrary)
Here is a selection of top quality web sites and portals on women’s studies and related areas:
Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement
Feminist Theory Web Site
Gender and Sexuality Studies (UC-Santa Barbara portal)
Internet Women’s History Sourcebook
VG: Voices from the Gaps: Women Artists and Writers of Color
Women’s Studies Resources
Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites
WomenWatch [United Nations]