The University of Chicago Library offers many resources for students interested in studying women, gender, and sexuality.
A good place to start is the Resource Guide pages created by the Subject Librarians.
- Women’s Studies Resource Guide
- Gay and Lesbian Studies Resource Guide
- Religious Studies Resource Guide
The librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies is Julia Gardner.
JRL-130, Special Collections Research Center
The librarian for Religion & Philosophy is Anne Knafl.
Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 462
Articles Database and Indexes
These databases provide searchable digital access to scholarly work in the fields of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
- ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals
- Alternative Press Index
- Alternative Press Index Archive
- Feminae: the Medieval Women and Gender Index
- Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
- Feminist Periodicals
- Left Index
Full Text Collections
These websites offer searchable, full-text collections of women’s writings.
- Black Women Writers
- Emory Women Writers Resource Project
- Italian Women Writers
- North American Women's Drama
- North American Women's Letters and Diaries
- Women' s Travel Writing
- Women Writers Project
- OECD iLibrary
Enter the term "gender" in the OECD iLibrary search box and you will see socioeconomic information on gender issues around the world, including the Atlas of Gender and Development; Gender equality: Factors reducing women’s quality of life; Gender, Institutions and Development
University of Chicago Special Collections and Archives
Check out these helpful guides for finding manuscripts and documents at the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center.
A guide to collections relating to women's studies in the Special Collections Research Center.
Search Special Collections Research Center finding aids.
A guide to the University of Chicago Archives in the Special Collections Research Center.
© The Center for Gender Studies: "This guide is intended to provide a brief summary of that history with specific emphasis on the materials, archives, collections and photographs at the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center. These materials will enable scholars of gender history and the University’s history to paint a richer portrait of women’s contributions to the University of the Chicago."
© The Center for Gender Studies: "...outlines key themes and terms related to the history of women at the University. The key words are in chronological order, and yearbook dates for clubs/events/teams usually indicate the first year of appearance..."