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Women's & Gender Studies: News & Research Sites

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Newspapers and General News Sites

Newspapers can be an excellent source for current information of all kinds on the international, national, regional or local level. Click here for a link to a site that makes hundreds of newspapers available for free online.  More sophisticated searches with available backfiles can be found through MU Libraries newspaper databases.

There are additionally thousands of  news sites on the internet.  Always look for information (About Us), on the sponsoring organization to check for bias.

W&GS News Sites

Here are some women-centered sites to explore:

The Woman Stats Project  -  The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. We comb the extant literature and conduct expert interviews to find qualitative and quantitative information on over 310 indicators of women's status in 174 countries.

Women's e-News - "Covering women's issues - changing women's lives."  Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy around the world.

Feministing - "Young feminists blogging and organizing."  Feministing’s Community blog exists to provide a platform for feminist and pro-feminist writing, to connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism.

Elevate Difference - Elevate Difference is an archive of critique that aims to embody the myriad—and sometimes conflicting—viewpoints present in the struggle for political, social, and economic justice in literature, films, music, events, and more.

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Internet Research

There are thousands of internet sites that focus on research related to women and gender.  Here are a few good starting points:

American Association of University Women 

Women-Focused Magazines and Newsletters on the Web

Subject Guide

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