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WGSS 8005: Women's Studies Proseminar: Finding Secondary Sources

Using the Journals Tab

Use the Journals tab on the GSU Library's homepage to get information about whether the GSU Library has access to a particular journal or magazine.

Type in the name of the journal, and select "All Journals."

An "All Journals" search will bring up information about BOTH print and electronic versions of the journal (especially useful if you are looking for an older article which may not be available electronically).

Other Subject Article Databases Available @ GSU

These databases focus on specific social-science disciplines. To search more broadly, try the databases in the "General Articles Databases" box.

You can also use the dropdown "Find by Subject" box in the Articles / Databases tab to identify relevant databases by subject.

Subject-specific research guides can also help you find more databases for your topic.

How Do I Find Women's Studies Journals?

For useful lists of Women's Studies journals, use these links:

How Do I Find Secondary Sources for My Topic?

Use keyword searching in classic GIL or GIL-Find (for books) and in relevant databases (for articles). Brainstorm different keywords for your topic and see what happens.

Use Boolean searching (AND, OR, NOT) to expand or narrow your searches. (What's Boolean searching again? Learn more here.)

When you find a relevant item, click on the record and look for subject terms. Clicking on a subject term will bring up other related items.

Try your keywords and subject terms in other databases, and see what you find!

Key Women's Studies Databases Available @ GSU

Click here for a full list of the secondary- and primary-source databases held by the GSU Library.

Interdisciplinary Article Databases available @ GSU

Women's Studies is interdisciplinary!

These databases are broad, interdisciplinary article databases.

Don't forget to check related research guides to find additional databases for your topic. To see all of our databases, use our A-Z list.

Subject Guide

Document Delivery: Now Available for Graduate Students!

If you find a journal article that is available at the GSU Library in print only, you have two options:

  1. You can come to the GSU Library and make a xerox copy or scan the article
  2. New!!! Graduate students can now fill out an Interlibrary Loan request for the article, and the article will be made available to you as a PDF, through the ILL system.

To fill out an Interlibrary Loan request, start here. You will need your Library ID (on the back of your PantherCard, starts with a letter).

This offer applies only to journal articles and not to books or book chapters.

Using Find It @GSU

Many databases give you only a citation telling you where to find the article, not the article itself.

This button is often a shortcut to the full article text in another database:

Click the Find It @GSU button to open a window with links to the article you need.

If the GSU Library does not have access to an electronic copy of the article, we may have a copy in print.

If that fails, try searching for the journal title in GIL or GIL-Find, or use the "Journals" tab.

If the GSU Library does not have a print or electronic version of the article, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request it from another library.

Lost? Stuck? Too many options? Ask a Librarian for help, or contact your History Librarian!