Where can I find information about women’s rights?
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021     Views: 3

Start your research on women’s rights in Global Issues in Context.

You can find this database on the Library’s homepage under “Popular Databases." 

When this opens, use the dropdown box at the left of the search box, select Global Issues in Context.

Search for:

women’s rights

As you type, select the bold heading of women's rights as it appears. This will open an introduction to the topic and limiters immediately below it for different content types. This is a general topic and you may need to narrow down your focus. Scroll through the results to find information that is applicable to your focus.

For some detailed information, you can search for:

women's rights AND gender equality

Need more?

For more information, try one of our other databases, like EBSCOhost, using more specific terms. Copy and paste the searches below into the search box.

TI(women's rights) AND TI(global OR international OR foreign)

"global women's rights"

TI("women's rights") AND "gender equality"

Here are some other tips that may help:

  • The two letters “SU” or “TI” before the terms is a way of limiting the search to specific parts of the article to help narrow the search. SU = Subject and TI = Title. Use the Advanced Search link to select these and other fields.
  • The quotation marks tell the database to search for the terms as a phrase as in "global warming."
  • Parentheses, in general, allow either/or searches. For example, (cats OR dogs).
  • The asterisk (*) is called a wildcard, which means if you search for child*, it will retrieve child, children and childhood.
  • Use the publication date limiter to find recent articles.

And try this method: type in women's rights letter by letter. As you do, topics starting with this will be listed in a dropdown from the search box. You can scroll down to one that looks helpful and click on it and then go to the results. For example:

women's rights movement

For additional help creating your search terms, you can refer to this FAQ on developing a search strategy.


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