Gender and Women's Studies

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  • Margaret Phillips
  • Margaret Phillips at Doe Library

  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Office Location: Education-Psychology Library, Tolman Hall
  • Contact Info:

    510-643-8766

Collection Description

The UC Berkeley Library maintains a research-level collection in Gender and Women's Studies which supports the research and teaching programs not only of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) but of many other disciplines, interdisciplinary programs and professional schools. Gender and Women's Studies at Berkeley "offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, religion, and age. Questions are addressed within the context of a transnational world and from perspectives as diverse as history, sociology, literary and cultural studies, postcolonial theory, science, new technology, and art." The UC Berkeley Library also supports research for the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality (DEWGS) graduate program.

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Conditions of Use

The Library subscribes to thousands of ejournals, ebooks and other databases for use by authorized users (current faculty, students and staff and, in most cases, on-site visitors). The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in license agreements with each publisher; these agreements generally prohibit users from systematic or programmatic downloading, downloading entire issues of journals, or from transmitting licensed content to unauthorized users (i.e. posting an article on a publically available website).

For more information see the Library's Conditions of Use for Online Resources.

Library Catalogs

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Faculty publications

Selective list of books authored by GWS faculty held in the UC Berkeley Library.


Right-wing women : from conservatives to extremists around the world / edited by Paola Bacchetta and Margret Power Read at Google Read at Google


Forced to care : coercion and caregiving in America / Evelyn Nakano Glenn Read at Google Read at Google


Between warrior brother and veiled sister : Islamic fundamentalism and the politics of patriarchy in Iran / Minoo Moallem Read at Google Read at Google


Queer latinidad : identity practices, discursive spaces / Juana Maria Rodriguez Read at Google Read at Google


Making parents : the ontological choreography of reproductive technologies / Charis Thompson Read at Google Read at Google


Feminist sociology : life histories of a movement / Barbara Laslett and Barrie Thorne, editors Read at Google Read at Google


Elsewhere, within here : immigration, refugeeism and the boundary event / by Trinh T. Minh-ha Read at Google Read at Google

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eBooks Collections

The Library offers over 100 e-book and e-text collections in specific subject areas. 

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ebrary is our largest collection of full text ebooks, with almost 80,000 titles on a wide range of subjects. Find them in the UCB catalog, OskiCat (keyword: ebrary or limit to "Available Online"), or search the ebrary site directly:

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About eJournals

This is a selective list. Access to most of these journals is restricted to current students, faculty and staff. For a complete list of eJournals go to Electronic Journals A-Z. Also included in this list are selected open access titles.

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eJournals

Conditions of Use

The Library subscribes to thousands of ejournals, ebooks and other databases for use by authorized users (current faculty, students and staff and, in most cases, on-site visitors). The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in license agreements with each publisher; these agreements generally prohibit users from systematic or programmatic downloading, downloading entire issues of journals, or from transmitting licensed content to unauthorized users (i.e. posting an article on a publically available website).

For more information see the Library's Conditions of Use for Online Resources.

Biographical sources

Selective list of print resources including biographical dictionaries and resources with significant biographical information. For online resources see the Electronic Resource Finder: Biographical Resources.


Black women in America Read at Google Read at Google


Women in world history : a biographical encyclopedia Read at Google Read at Google


The Palgrave Macmillan dictionary of women's biography Read at Google Read at Google

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Subject-specific encyclopedias in print. For online resources, see Electronic Resource Finder: Encyclopedias (Gender and Women's Studies).


Encyclopedia of women and gender Read at Google Read at Google


The Greenwood encyclopedia of women's issues worldwide Read at Google Read at Google


Routledge international encyclopedia of women : global women's issues and knowledge Read at Google Read at Google


Women in the Third World : an encyclopedia of contemporary issues Read at Google Read at Google


The women's movement today : an encyclopedia of third-wave feminism Read at Google Read at Google


Historical dictionary of feminism Read at Google Read at Google


The Routledge critical dictionary of feminism and postfeminism Read at Google Read at Google

Statistics and Numeric Data

Selective list of print resources that provid tables of numeric information and other statistics. For online resources go to Electronic Resource Finder: Statistics and Numeric Data (Gender and Women's Studies).


Statistical handbook on women in America Read at Google Read at Google


Statistical record of women worldwide Read at Google Read at Google


World's women trends and statistics Read at Google Read at Google

Organizations

Selective list of gender and women's studies associations, learned societies, or professional organizations.

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Videos

The Media Resources Center (MRC) at Moffitt Library is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; and online (streamed) audio and video. Materials in the MRC collection may be used on-site in the Center by current UC Berkeley students and staff. See a list of Gender and Women's Studies videos housed at MRC.

Other Collections and Libraries

Library collections or archives related to gender and women's studies.

More electronic resources

The Electronic Resource Finder lists significant online resources, both free and online, by subject and resource type (e.g. Article Databases, Encyclopedias, Statistics, etc.). For a complete list of useful resources in Gender and Women's studies, along with a description, go to:

 

 

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