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.Women's and Gender Studies (General): Databases

This is the main portal to databases and other library sources for women's studies research at Van Wylen Library, Hope College.

Do We have this Article?

When you find a citation in a database that doesn't have the full text of the article included, look for these links:

full-text options or

Following these links will search our system to see if we have it available somewhere else.  Be patient, sometimes you have to click through several links to get to the article!


Because of the multidisciplinary aspects of Women’s Studies, the databases you choose will depend on your specific research topic.

Descriptors to consider using in your searches are: sexism, feminist, feminism, feminist theory, gender, gender roles, sexual inequality, solidarity movements, womens groups, womens history, womens rights, and women's roles.

Multidisciplinary Databases