Gender Studies

Queen’s University Library provides subject, course and how to guides to help you connect with the best tools, resources, and strategies for research. This page will help you to identify key starting points for your research in Gender Studies. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Gender Studies researchers are encouraged to also consult other relevant subject guides as needed.  

The liaison librarian for Gender Studies is available for research consultations and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources at Queen's University Library and beyond, and give you advice on how to stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. We also evaluate, purchase and make available teaching and research materials, including books, journals, databases and multimedia resources, to support research in Gender Studies.

Intended for use by undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and other researchers, the subject guide will help you identify and access highly recommended resources for research in the discipline. Course-specific guides will direct you to research strategies and resources recommended for specific courses. 

Academic Search Complete

Publication coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database which provides indexing (with abstracts) to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports.

Gender Studies Database

Publication coverage: 1930 - present

Provides indexing and abstracts covering the full spectrum of gender-related scholarship. It offers over a million records from scholarly and popular publications, including journals, books, conference papers and theses. Essential subjects include gender inequality, masculinity, post-feminism and gender identity.

LGBTQ+ Source

Publication coverage: 1917-

Provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.

Sociological Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1952 - present

Indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
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