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WGS 490: Senior Seminar in WGSS: Sexualized Violence - Fall, 2016 - SCULLY: Find Articles

Recommended News Sources for This Class

Websites for current news from:


Chronicle of Higher Education

The New York Times

The Washington Post

The Los Angeles Times

*For archival news articles (date ranges vary by news outlet), search our subscription news databases in the box below (e.g., Access World News, Factiva, LexisNexis) or directly look up a newspaper title at the ejournals@emory page.

Please don't pay for a news article!!! (You may be asked to pay for some content if you are only searching on the newspapers' commercial websites.) The Emory Libraries probably already have what you need - or the WGSS librarian can help you get it!


Find News Articles

**Make sure to check the date range before you execute your search -- the default date range is often just the last few months.


Access World News
Access World News coverage includes domestic newspapers, international newspapers, news wires, transcripts, and broadcasts, including 16 Georgia newspapers. All titles are the full electronic version of record.

Factiva (great source)

Searches nearly 8,000 publications in 22 languages, including the world's most prestigious publications, local sources and the Reuters and Dow Jones newswires.

  • To search LOCAL news sources from other countries, go to the SOURCE field and choose your countries.
  • NOTE:  Default is to search full articles for your keywords, which can lead to false hits.  So, you may want to change the "Search for free-text terms in" field to "Headline & lead paragraph."

LexisNexis Academic (great source)

Provides full-text access to over 13,000 news, business and legal sources. The sources include international, national and regional newspapers; magazines; trade journals; newsletters; wire service reports; transcripts of television and radio news programs; law reviews; company reports and much more. NOTE the SEARCH THE NEWS box's default is to search for articles from 1980 -- to change the date click on either the POWER SEARCH or the NEWS links in the left hand navigation.

World News Connection

A foreign news service from the U.S. government that offers translated and English-language news and information. Includes the local media sources in foreign countries and regions. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.

Find WGSS Journal Articles

Women's Studies International

Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies up to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Nearly 800 sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, important websites & web documents, and grey literature.

Gender Watch

Coverage varies
GenderWatch is a full text database of diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch provides a historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, non-governmental organization, and special reports.

Contemporary Women's Issues
1992 to the present
Provides full-text access to global information on women. Journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies are easily accessed through CWI.

Multidisciplinary Databases

JSTOR, the Journal Storage Project, provides access to digitized versions to complete runs of key scholarly journals in the arts, the humanities, literature, the sciences, the social sciences, and selected scholarly journals in related disciplines such as business, ecology, botany, music, and statistics. JSTOR represents the building blocks of a truly interdisciplinary scholarly journal archive.

Project Muse
Provides access to scholarly journals published by major university presses. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.

Other Recommended Databases


A service of the National Library of Medicine. Includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's.


PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO's coverage is worldwide. 

Web of Science

A collection of multidisciplinary citation databases, including Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Annual Reviews Online

Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date in your area of research.  Offers authoritative analytic reviews in 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature. 

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Currently indexes over 500 journals from 16 countries.  Assigns descriptors covering a broad range of areas in psychology.


ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)


The premier index for education literature consisting of documents, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, books, and articles indexed from hundreds of journals.  Includes over 40 descriptors (subject headings) for Psychology, such as Child Psychology, School Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Learning Psychology, et al.


Social Sciences Citation Index

The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a multidisciplinary database. Includes each article's cited reference list, so you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work. SSCI is included as a part of Web of Science.

Sociological Abstracts

Covers major international literature from journals, books, dissertations and conference papers in sociology and related disciplines (including social psychology).

Finding Broadcast Transcripts in LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic has more than newspaper articles - it also has broadcast transcripts! See the instructions and video below for tips on how to search for broadcast transcripts using LexisNexis Academic database.

Four Ways to Get the Full text of an Article

When you are searching for an article in a library database and you want to get the fulltext of the article, there are 4 possible scenarios you could face.

Scenario 1: The fulltext is available in the database you are searching. EASY! (click to view)

Scenario 2: The "Find it @ Emory" button leads you to the fulltext in another database. There are two steps in this process. (Click to view)

Scenario 3: The "Find it @ Emory" button does not lead to the fulltext, but we have the article in the print copy of the journal in the library stacks. There are 4 steps in this process. (PDF file)

Scenario 4: We do not have the article online or in print but you can order it using Interlibrary Loan. There are a number of steps to this process. (PDF file)

Social Sciences Librarian

Jennifer Elder
Librarian for Psychology, Journalism, & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Emory University

Robert W. Woodruff Library


Find articles@Emory using GoogleScholar

Warning: Using Google Scholar to search for scholarly articles at the Emory Libraries may yield inaccurate results. We have recently had technical difficulties with Google Scholar being unable to find Emory resources in its search results. If you use Google Scholar in your research, you should also use subject specific databases such as PsycINFO and other recommended databases in the middle box on this page. 

Find Television News

Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University
Since 1968, the Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University has been taping the evening news and making copies available to interested persons. Originally, only the ABC, NBC, and CBS evening news broadcasts were taped. In 1988 "Nightline" was added and in 1989, the CNN evening news. The Archive has also taped broadcasts on such special subjects as the Watergate hearings, political party conventions, the Iran crisis and the Gulf War. The complete archive can be searched by subject (topic or personal name) using the index at the archive's web site. The site also gives information about arranging loans of copies of the newscasts.


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