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Women's & Gender Studies

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Is it a Credible Source?

Use the valuable information found on the Library's Source Evaluation LibGuide to help you decide.

Database Search Strategy Worksheet

Use the tabs to find the newest library materials related to Women's & Gender Studies or try your own search for items held at Alverno & other SWITCH libraries using the TOPCAT search box.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

To find print books held at Alverno & the other SWITCH libraries, go to the library home page and use the TOPCAT search box.

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Check back regularly for updates!

The titles below are journals and magazines that we hold in PRINT. Do a journal title search in TOPCAT to find out more information about them. Print journals are kept on the 4th floor of the stacks in alphabetical order by journal title.

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Ongoing Print Subscriptions

  • Feminist Economics
  • Gender Issues
  • Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
  • Media Report to Women
  • Ms. Magazine
  • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
  • Woman’s Art Journal
  • Women of China

Older Print Subscriptions
(print discontinued in favor of online access but we still hold back issues in stacks)

  • Essence
  • Feminist Studies
  • Frontiers
  • News-Women’s International Network
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Women & Health
  • Women’s Studies International Forum
  • Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal


Visit the library's Best Websites for Women's & Gender Studies. These quality websites have been vetted by Alverno librarians and are a great place to find free information online.

Not finding what you need? Try using these criteria (courtesy of Kent State University) to evaluate the quality of websites that you find on your own.

Another tip is to use Google's Advanced Search feature which allows you to limit a search by domain. For example, limiting a search to .gov or .edu will only retrieve websites published by government bodies or accredited post secondary educational institutions.

To find articles on a topic: Visit the library's Databases page and select
Women's and Gender Studies.  Search for articles in any of the selected databases. Also, try many of our other databases using the terms such as "women" or "gender" as part of your search string.
To find an article when you have a citation:  Visit the library's home page and select the Google Scholar link to search the content of Alverno Library's databases as well as the "free" web. Enter the article title into the Google Scholar search box and look for the full text links on the right side of the page. You could also try the the Citation Linker.
To find other, high quality information:  Check the Best Web Sites for Women's & Gender Studies page and revisit this LibGuide. Information and resources are updated regularly!
Can't find what you need? Submit an Interlibrary Loan request or Ask a Librarian.