Library Research Guide
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.
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.