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Women & Gender Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Women & Gender 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 Fall 2014 semester, the following courses in Women & Gender Studies are being offered:

ENGL 2603-01 World Literature: Wild Women Around the World [See also TSWL; ebooks]

MIAP 3163 Genre Film: Celluloid Closets: LGBT & Alternative Cinema [See also LGBT 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!

Women & Gender Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Journal Articles

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 & gender 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 & gender studies include:

Camera Obscura


Journal of Family Violence

Journal of Women’s History

NWSA Journal


Women’s Studies

Other important but more general journals that have substantial content on women’s studies include American Sociological Review, American Literature, and Representations.

Women & Gender Studies Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

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 & gender studies are:


gender identity

sex role

sports for women

women [name of country]

women, violence against

women’s rights

You may also browse books for women & gender 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.

Reference Works

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)

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