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Gender and Politics in Comparative Perspective

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General Information on Women

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Databases for Primary Sources: News Articles

  • Ethnic News Watch  Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Access World News Full-text articles from newspapers around the world.
  • LexisNexis Academic  Excellent source for articles from newspapers around the world. Select “Sources” on the left menu → Choose "Find Sources"  → Click on "More Options" button → Choose region/country in "Regions of Coverage" → Click on red "Find Sources" button → Select specific sources → Hit the red “Ok-Continue” button → Enter keywords → Hit the red “Search” button.
  •  provides links to newspaper websites from around the world, arranged by country.

Databases for Secondary Sources: Magazine and Journal Articles

  • Political Science Complete Citations and abstracts to political science literature.
  • Humanities Source Citations and abstracts to articles in a wide range of subjects.
  • Women's Studies Index 1989-2002; Selective author / subject index to relvant articles in 70 scholarly and popular periodicals, mostly American in origin. Located in Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor: Ref HQ1190 .W66
  • Women Studies Abstracts 1972-2010; Quarterly index to over 50 women's studies and related field journals with summaries of journal articles, magazines, book reviews, and media reviews relevant to women's issues. Indexes at the back of each issue provide access to more detailed subject information. Issue number four contains an annual index. Located in Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor: Ref HQ1180 .W65 (older volumes in Reference Annex)


Here are some of the journals on this topic, available at USF either in print or online. Use Journal Finder for detailed holdings information.

  • Canadian Journal of Women's Studies
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
  • Feminist Review
  • Feminist Studies
  • Gender & Society
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
  • Journal of International Women's Studies
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
  • Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy
  • Politics & Gender
  • Sexualities
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • Women's Studies International Forum
  • Women's Studies International Quarterly