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POLS Y380/WOST W300 Gender and the Law

Subject Databases

These databases contain scholarly and popular articles in the areas of women, gender, and law.

Interdisciplinary Databases

Not sure what discipline covers your topic? Not finding enough information? Interdisciplinary databases contain articles from the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities. They are a great way to see who is talking about your topic and to expand your research.

Web of Science and SCOPUS, while interdisciplinary, are weighted towards science.



Sometimes your topic requires data or statistics. While articles also contain data, due to the length of time it takes for them to get published, the data may be out-of-date. Web sources often contain more current data and statistics. These are just a few places. To find data and statistics on your topic, google your topic + statistics.

Think Tanks & Organizations

Legal and policy research and analysis is often the province of non-profit research organizations known as think tanks. Since they don't go through a peer-review process, they often contain data and information that is more current than scholarly articles.

WARNING: While all sources must be evaluated, use reports carefully since the authors may have a partisan or ideological agenda.

This is only a sample. Search Google for your broad topic + think tank or organization to find more.


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IUCAT is Indiana University's online library catalog. Search it to find items held by the IU Libraries statewide, including books, recordings, US government publications, periodicals, and other types of material. You can access IUCAT from any computer connected to the Internet or at walk-up terminals located throughout the IU Library system.

IUCAT Quick Search:

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