Supporting Research into Women and Gender Studies

A century since Women's Suffrage, the rights of women and the wider issues surrounding gender, LGBT history and culture are more important than ever!
In support of this seminal area of study, ProQuest can offer a vast portfolio of resources; spanning time periods and using varied content types to cover all key topics.

Trace the history and evolution of a myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture, including legal contexts, health, lifestyle, politics, social attitudes, activism, gay rights in the LGBT Magazine Archive. See how women’s social movements shaped the events and attitudes that have defined history and modern life in thousands of pages of curated primary sources, and watch interviews of women in leadership and award-winning documentaries.


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ProQuest has a wealth of resources across this diverse subject area to support research. For more information on any of these resources or subjects, please get in touch.

Women and Gender Studies

Visionary Archives of Primary Sources spanning the history of the struggle for women’s rights and centuries of pivotal women’s and LGBT Magazines.

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Women's Magazine Archive

Previously inaccessible consumer women's magazine titles; these are critical primary sources through which to interpret 19th and 20th-century history and culture.

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Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party Papers

Mary Walton, journalist and biographer of one of America’s most influential and impassioned suffragists, discusses hw her book, A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot, came to be.

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Margaret Sanger Papers: The Roots of the Birth Control Movement

Professor Esther Katz, founder and director of the Margaret Sanger Papers, answers questions about the digitization and importance of the project.

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The Rivalry Between Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett

Scholar Peter C. Engelman, explores the bitter rivalry which shaped the direction of the birth control movement.

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Women and Social Movements

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

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Enhance your gender and women’s studies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) research with authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present.

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The Vogue Archive

The entire run of Vogue magazine (US) from 1892, supports research in cultural and gender studies, and explores themes such as body image, gender roles, and social tastes from the 1890s to the present.

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