WS 101: Introduction to Womens Studies: Scholarly Articles

Search the PSU Library Catalog for Scholarly Articles

Start your search for scholarly articles at the PSU Library catalog. Type your keywords into the search box on the Library homepage and run the search. Limit your search results by selecting Peer Reviewed Journals under Availability. Limit your search to the last five to ten years to review the most current research on your topic.  Pertinent articles may include links to Similar Articles!

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Finding Recent Articles in the Library Catalog Video

This video demonstrates how to find recent newspaper and peer reviewed articles in the Portland State University Library Catalog.

Accessing articles in the PSU Library Catalog

The PSU Library Catalog is a great place to search for articles in selected databases. Once you have found an article that you are interested in, check for the link, Online Access, as shown in the screenshot of the journal article citation. Select this link and then sign into the PSU Library catalog to access the article. Note that the article can be available in more than one database. If there is no Online Access link, there will be an Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery to request the article.

Article Online Access Link Portland State University Library Catalog

database access for an article

Related Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Databases

What is a Library Database and Why Use It?

A Yavapai Community College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research over searching the web.

Searching in Google Scholar Video

Core Databases

Use databases to identify articles that have been published on your topic. The databases selected below are specifically dedicated to covering the journal literature for  women, gender and sexuality studies topics, or they are multidisciplinary in their focus but include WGSS coverage.  You may find that you want to look for WGSS topics from the perspective of particular discipline. You can choose a disciplinary database from the Library's subject listing of databases.

Selecting Articles for Your Research

This 2-minute video created by a Yavapai College student shows you what to look for in an article citation.