With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach. Combining hundreds of academic, gray, and popular literature titles, GenderWatch provides researchers with hundreds of thousands of articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, day care, and the workplace.
"The Africana Periodical Literature database provides metadata of articles on Africa covering a wide range of topics, from geography, history and anthropology to agriculture, women’s studies, medicine and health. It currently (February 2015) contains more than 171,700 records from over 750 journals. The majority of the journals are in English or French. A smaller number is in German, Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. There is a strong focus on journals published in Africa."
"Source libraries include the Library of Congress, the London School of Economics and Political Science Library, and the Library of the Society of Friends.
A small selection of collections included in the archive include:
- The Journal of the American National Women's Trade Union League
- Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt
- Action Sociale De La Femme Et Le Livre Francaise
- Britannia: Official Organ of the Women's Party
- Quaker Women’s Diaries: 18th-19th Centuries
- British Birth Control Material at the British Library of Political and Economic Sciences: 1800-1947
- The Diaries of Elizabeth Fry, 1797-1845"
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