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Due to the Fire, K-State Libraries' Access to Databases Has Been Temporarily Interrupted
Popular and Scholarly Articles
Below are databases that work very well for researching in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies--because GWSS is an interdisciplinary field, you may need to search in different databases ranging from general to Sociology or Literature.
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest is great for finding popular articles and scholarly articles on almost any topic. It also allows you to search and filter for newspaper articles.
Diversity Database Suite
Provides a combined search for Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, and Alt-Press Watch.
A great place to go for scholarly, peer-reviewed article searches. It is only abstracts however - you will need to use the Get It @ K-State link to try and access the article.
America: History and Life
Includes entries for collections of essays, books, dissertations, and conference papers. America: History and Life has full-text links to 103,000 articles and book reviews available through various online databases.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
With indexes and abstracts more than 600 journals, 300 of which also include full text articles, CMMC contains a Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing as well as over 3,000 author biographies.
Use Search It
Search It is a tool that you can use to search across the library collection. This video (2:32) gives a brief introduction to using Search It. (Clicking on the gear icon allows you to increase the resolution.)
Introduction to Search It (K-State Libraries)
Primary Sources in the Databases
Generally speaking, a "primary source" is any publication or piece of information that is both original and contemporary with the time period being studied. Examples include diaries, letters, historical newspapers, news-reels, and more.
We have a large number of databases that have primary source content. For each of the databases with this type of content, we have added the "Primary Sources" tag to their information. However we have also produced a list for you with the particular databases that we think will be the most useful to your quest for primary source material.
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
Letters and diaries detailing the personal lives and experiences hundreds of women spanning over 300 years. Includes over 1,500 biographies. Ideal for research in women’s studies, history, sociology, literature, genealogy, as well as other disciplines.
American History in Video
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Historical New York Times, 1851-Present
Digitized version of the New York Times since its first issue in 1851. Patrons can search the full text of articles to find articles on a wide variety of topics.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
Primary source documents from immigrants who have come from virtually all over the world. Personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories from 1840 to the present.
North American Indian Thought and Culture
Historical resources on nearly 500 North American groups. Autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files. Includes 2,000 oral histories in audio and transcript form, and more than 20,000 photos.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Covers African-American experiences before the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement, and up to the end of the 20th century. Includes more than 270 newspapers (published by or for African Americans) from 35 states, and provides access to both full-text and images.