Bibliographies & Reviews

These sources cover WGS fields and topics broadly and include multiple genres and formats.  Most focus on current and new English language works, but several include classic and historic Women Studies and feminist publications.

Black American Feminisms: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography. Sherri L. Barnes.  UC Santa Barbara.
Updated twice a year, this multi-genre and multi-format bibliography includes writings on/of black feminist thought in many fields.

Core Books
Maintained by the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section, this database provides access to classic and new WGS titles in a wide variety of fields and areas of scholarship.

 Core Journals
 Maintained by the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Collections Committee, this list was developed by analyzing the results of an online survey sent to WGS practitioners and students nationwide in 2014.

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature, 2006. Mary Ellen Snodgrass.  Facts on File. (ISBN: 0816060401)
Snodgrass presents a timeline of feminist writing in many genres, from the ancients to the early 21st century.

Feminist Authors.
The Feminist Majority Foundation’s list of feminist authors for literary classics, contemporary fiction, and poetry

Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents (ISSN 0742-743, 1941-725X)
Published by the Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin Madison, this periodical lists the contents of 150+ WGS-related popular and academic serials.

Lambda Literary Reviews
A continuation of the Lambda Book Report of the late 1980s, Lambda Literary provides reviews of contemporary and current LGBTQ+ fiction and nonfiction works.

New Books on Women, Gender & Feminism (ISSN 1941-7241, 0742-7123)
Published by the Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at UW Madison, this topically-organized index includes English-language books from mainstream, academic, and small presses.

Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review (ISSN 2576-0750)
Published by the Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at UW-Madison, this periodical reviews the latest WGS-related resources in all formats.

WAVE: Women’s Audio Visuals in English
Maintained by the Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at UW-Madison, this extensive database includes TV, film, and video productions by and about women.

Women’s Review of Books
Published by the Wellesley Centers for Women and Old City Publishing, this publication reviews fiction, poetry, popular nonfiction, and scholarship.

Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography, 3rd ed, 2004. Linda A. Krikos & Cindy Ingold. Libraries Unlimited. (ISBN: 1563085666)
This classic work updates Women’s Studies: A Recommended Core Bibliography, 1980-1985, by Loeb, Searing, and Stineman. 1987.