Explore the Many Contributions of Women Throughout History

The archive covers primarily the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and incorporates a range of primary sources, providing a close look at some of the pioneers of women’s history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.


Women's Studies Archive is a Platinum Award winner of the 2023 Modern Library Awards. Winners are judged by librarians in the LibraryWorks database who are actual users of the entries.

“This database is phenomenal - there is so much content within it that cannot be found elsewhere. The user interface is extremely friendly, but the best thing about it is the ability to refine by author gender. And as usual, everyone at Gale goes above and beyond.” – MLA judge

Platform Features & Tools

Term Frequency

Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.

Topic Finder

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.

Cross-Search Capability

Search across the content of complementary primary source products in one intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.

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