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For finding scholarly articles...

Find articles on all aspects of women and gender using one or more of the databases listed below:

For finding media articles...

To find articles in newspapers and magazines (non-peer-reviewed), try these: 

Finding articles

Once you have chosen a database, brainstorm some search terms and enter them in the search boxes. Some tips:

  • Combine concepts using AND (women AND income)
  • Combine synonyms or similar concepts using OR (women OR female)
  • Use * to truncate (canad* will find canada, canadian, etc.)
  • use quotation marks to search for a phrase ("unpaid work"; "higher education")
  • You don't have to use all your keywords in the first search. You can always add more keywords later. More search strategies.


Strategies for Using Keywords to Search

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Some scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed.  This means that the articles have been critiqued and evaluated by other researchers and experts in the field.

Also see: Peer-reviewed, popular magazine, or journal? (Brock Library)

What about books?

You may want to look at books or chapters in books for more general information, historical perspectives or for an overview of a topic. 

You can use Omni to search for books. Limit your search results to Resource Type: Books & eBooks for best results.

Watch Meet Omni to find out more.