GENDERWATCH QUICK QUIDE
GenderWatch is a database of over 200 publications, covering from 1975-present, that focus on gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Some publications cover from 1970 and most publications are available full text. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, government, and special reports.
- To search for articles, enter keywords in the search box, and click on "Search."
- Use Boolean operators (and, or, not) between words or phrases for a better search strategy.
- Limit the type of articles retrieved to full text, scholarly journals, or biographical articles by making this choice from the options given; or limit by specific dates.
- To further limit the search, choose an option from More Search Options.
- NOTE: Because the articles in GenderWatch are entirely concerned with women and gender topics, entering some search terms that might be used in a general database would not be useful. These would include words such as: gender, women, woman, girl, female, etc.
- Click on the "Advanced" tab at the top.
- Advanced Search offers the Basic Search features and the basic More Search Options with multiple search boxes to combine fields and additional choices under the advanced More Search Options.
- More Search Options allows for narrowing special search fields, these include:
- Author � All attributed writers, including syndicated columnists and other contributors, in the database.
- Subject � Use a controlled thesaurus term. Either browse terms or enter keywords in the space provided. Click on "Topics" at the top for a list of assigned headings.
- Document Type � Interviews, book reviews, editorials, obituaries, feature articles, etc.
- The Results list contains the full citation of each item (title of the article, author, source, volume, issue, and year of publication).
- Click on an underlined title to display the citation, assigned subject terms, number of words in the article, and the full text of the article, or click on "Full Text" below the citation. For articles that are not full text, click on "Abstract" to view an abstract of the article.
- The list of results can be limited to type of publication (e.g., scholarly journals, magazines) by clicking the appropriate tab above the list.
- From within an article, click on "Back to Results" at the top of the article/abstract to return to the results list.
- Entries of interest can be marked and put into a separate folder/list. This list of selected items can be viewed, downloaded, printed, or emailed. Click on the "My Research" tab at the top to view a list of saved entries.
Print/Save/Email Individual Entries
- Print or Email individual articles by clicking the "Print" or "Email" button at the top of the article. Up to 50 items may be emailed, saved, or printed at a time.
- To Email an article, select a format option from the options given. Fill in all the fields and click "Send Email."
- To Print an article or citation, follow the instructions given or use the Print command on the web browser bar. To print a PDF file, use the printer icon on the Adobe toolbar. To print a specific page from the article, use the print preview option before printing.
- To Save an individual article, select File and Save As from the web browser bar.
Print/Email/Export Multiple Entries
- After marking the items wanted from the results list, click on the "My Research" tab at the top of the results list.
- Print a list (bibliography) of marked items by following the instructions; printing the full text of the articles must be done individually. Various citation formats are available, e.g., ProQuest, MLA, APA, Turabian.
- Articles can be exported into ProCite, EndNote, Reference Manager, or RefWorks, or as a plain text file, by following the instructions given. Exporting in these formats is only available from a marked list screen, not from individual entries.
- A selection of articles can be emailed from the My Research screen. Send one email with multiple articles; select a format option from the options given. Fill in all the fields and click "Send Email." Each article will appear as a separate mail message.
Set up an alert to receive emails of items added to the database that match a specified profile. See the RIS Library Guide, Email Alert Services for basic information.