“Articles, Books, and More”
Use the library’s Discovery Service to retrieve BILLIONS of journal articles, books, book chapters, entries in reference resources (etc.) from thousands of individual databases. Type in your search terms and then select “Articles, Books, and More” from the drop-down menu.
Oxford Reference – comprising over 300 reference resources in all subjects, this database includes many titles relevant to women’s studies, especially the massive and authoritative Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History.
Credo Reference – over 1k reference works in all subject areas.
Britannica Academic – a general encyclopedia intended for college students
Biography in Context – information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.
Converse – to find books, both print and electronic, in Converse’s Mickel Library, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “Converse Catalog.”
PASCAL Delivers – to find books, both print and electronic, in South Carolina’s college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “PASCAL Delivers.” You can borrow these books by signing in and following the instructions to “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
WorldCat – records for millions of books in thousands of libraries; most of these are “borrow-able” through our Interlibrary Loan Service.
Women Writers Online – complete transcriptions of texts written by women and published in English between 1526 and 1850.
Academic Search Complete – one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects; indexes over 12k periodicals and provides complete articles from over 8k of these titles.
JSTOR – non-current full-text articles in core academic journals in all subjects; Converse’s JSTOR collections focus on the humanities.
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega – complete articles and citations to articles from several hundred popular magazines.
Women’s Magazine Archive – six women’s interest magazines from the 19th through the 21st centuries.
NOTE: Depending on the specific aspect of women’s studies that you’re investigating, many other of the library’s periodical article databases could be useful. See this page of the library’s website.
Periodicals Available At Converse
Periodicals by Title – Key in some or all of a periodical’s title (NOT the title of the article itself) to retrieve a listing of periodicals the library owns in either electronic or print/physical format.
To request books held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, key in your terms and select “PASCAL Delivers,” click on the book you would like to borrow, sign in, and click on “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
To request articles and other non-book materials, as well as books NOT held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to Interlibrary Loan and select the correct form.
Supporting Converse scholars with access to quality information resources.
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