Contemporary Women's Issues

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The Contemporary Women's Issues database provides full-text access to global information on women in over 190 countries, bringing together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press. It includes publications in journals; newsletters; and research reports from non-profit groups, government, and international agencies. Topics include human rights; violence and exploitation; education; workplace; family life; legal status; health; reproductive rights; gender equity; and lesbian concerns, among others.

Searching of full text is available using keywords, word phrases, and author names. The database features Boolean and proximity operator searching, as well as search limitation by date, subject area, geographical region, article type, publication type, and source.


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For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

1992 - present.

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Biographies, book reviews, columns, editorials, instructional articles, interviews, media reviews, organization overviews/profiles, personal overviews/profiles, personal stories, research, speeches/addresses, and scholarly articles from bibliographies, books, newspapers, directories, fact sheets, guides, journals, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, and statistical publications.

Type of coverage

Indexing with full-text of most items.

Print counterpart or
related resources

There is no print counterpart.

Producer/content provider

Responsive Database Services, Inc.

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