Incorporate women’s voices across the curriculum by bringing together impactful primary source and first-person content to your researchers and faculty.

ProQuest’s expertly curated collections offer authentic, diverse perspectives spanning books, video, journals, primary sources and more, developed for teaching, learning and research success at all levels.

We understand that budget and resource limitations can make it difficult to grow collections. Freely available resources, affordable subscriptions, subscribe-to-own and buying plans are designed to help stretch your budget. Save up to 40% on selected primary sources and up to 25% off selected books, and bridge the gap between history and present day with selections from the Every Voice collection.

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Women’s Magazine Archive

Some of the most compelling perspectives on women’s issues may be found in the glossy pages of consumer magazines of the time. We’ve brought decades of women’s interest magazines to life, cover to cover, including ads, editorials and images. These full-color digitized pages give readers everything from canonical records of evolving assumptions and opinions about gender roles to glimpses into the homes, politics, careers and goals of women.

A growing collection of titles includes:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Ladies’ Home Journal
  • Parents
  • Redbook
  • Seventeen
  • Town and Country
  • ...and more

 

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Women’s Magazine Archive
ProQuest One Literature
ProQuest One Literature

Explore the works of female authors from around the world in two collections from ProQuest One Literature. Black Women Writers contains works from Africa and the African diaspora. Latin American Women Writers features content from native Spanish and Portuguese speakers. Both collections document literary works, essays and memoirs. They detail the roles of women as intellectuals, nation builders and influencers of society.

Featured texts include:

  • “Tumors and Butterflies” from Chinelo Okparanta, a heart rendering autobiographical tale of emigration, violence and love
  • “Sorry Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” by Helen Oyeyemi, a modern-day story about a headline-grabbing pop star and a superfan victim
  • “We House” by Brittney Black Rose Kapri, a poetic work that intertwines the craft with activism set in the raw Black Chicago art form

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Books

ProQuest books collections offer easy selection of Women’s Studies content, including:

  • Curated topic lists: recommended ebooks, print books and streaming video. Trending topics, including Women in STEM and Women’s History, highlight numerous award-winners, best sellers and more from key publishers.
  • DEI Ebook Subscription: hand-selected and vetted by ProQuest’s in-house librarians. Provides unlimited, multi-user access with 3,700+ unlimited and multi-user access titles included in the DEI Ebook Subscription. Flexible purchasing options available on 800+ titles in the DEI 25% Off Books Promo.

 

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Books
Academic Video Online – Streaming Video
Academic Video Online – Streaming Video

Academic Video Online is an innovative, cinematic streaming experience that bring stories to life. Whether documentaries or film narratives, Academic Video Online contains hundreds of Women’s Studies videos such as Brave Girls, Winnie and Gray is the New Blonde. Also included are titles from CNN’s Leading Women series, featuring Sheryl Sandberg, Tina Brown, Stella McCartney and more. Additional titles include Nasrin, She Wants to Talk to You and Picture a Scientist.*

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Women and Social Movements Library

Take researchers on new paths to unique content about some of modern history’s greatest activists and the movements they shaped.

Women and Social Movements Library focuses on women’s public activism globally, from 1600 to the present. Created in collaboration with leading historians, it contains more than 400,000 pages of primary source documents and 200 related essays interpreting these sources.

 

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Women and Social Movements Library
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

More than 78,000 works on gender and women’s studies are featured throughout ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT). With publication dates from 1900 to present day, PQDT includes dissertations studies are featured throughout ProQuest from notable authors such as:

  • Dr. Jill Biden, educator and First Lady of the United States
  • Nnendi Okorafor, Science Fiction author
  • Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Jennifer Doudna, 2020 Nobel Prize winner

...and captivating titles such as:

  • Am I a Bad Feminist? Moments of Reflection and Negotiation in Contemporary Feminist Identity (Elizabeth Ryan Brownlow)
  • “The Melissa McCarthy Effect”: Feminism, Body Representation and Women-Centered Comedies (Catherine Bednarz)
  • Working Towards Gender Equality: Returning to Academia After Parental Leave: An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of New Mothers and Fathers (Sofia Xiromeriti)
  • Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults (Michelle Solomon)

 

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The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

This definitive cross-cultural resource was first presented on microfilm. ProQuest brought the depth and breadth of this content into the digital age. We’re proud to include works spanning four centuries and two million full-image pages in over 15 languages.

The collection is named for Aletta Jacobs, a Dutch physician and feminist. It allows researchers to examine the evolution of feminism in a single country. Researchers can trace its impact in similar movements around the world.

It is comprised of two databases:

  • The Periodical Series, comprising 25% of the collection with 256 titles including The Suffragist (1913-1921) and The Women’s Protest Against Women’s Suffrage (1912-1918)
  • The Monograph Language Series, accounting for the remaining 75% of content. Over 4,400 monographs and pamphlets with 2,336 titles examine the suffrage movement in English-speaking countries. Currently, ProQuest is hard at work adding over 2,000 additional titles in 14 languages.

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The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

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