Databases at SOAS Library


SOAS Library provides access to many databases which support research into Gender Studies. SOAS students and staff can cross-search a range of related databases via EBSCO Discovery .

Most databases can be accessed by all Library users on-campus. For more information see the Electronic Resources pages.  For a full list of our databases please see A-Z databases .

Below is a list of our major databases available for Gender Studies.

  • Academic Search Premier Premier [via EBSCOhost] [ On-campus use ] / [Off-campus use]
    This is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals including peer-reviewed academic journals and magazine style journals.
  • Ethnographic Video Online [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]
    The largest resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior. Over 1200 streaming films covering areas such as women filmmakers. Global in scope, it contains footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures, and is particularly rich in its coverage of the developing world.
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences [IBSS] [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]
    With over 3 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951, IBSS is unique in its broad coverage of international material for Gender Studies.
  • ISI Web of Science/Knowledge [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]
    A powerful database that indexes a wide range of journals in various disciplines.  You can access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. This is a particularly useful database if you are looking for specific authors and their citation records.
  • Oxford Reference [ On campus use ] / [ Off campus use ]
    Access to over 100 Oxford University Press encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference works across a wide range of subjects relevant to political scientists
  • News databases Details of the news databases available at SOAS. You can access newspapers, news wires and news transcripts from around the world.
  • Data and Statistics SOAS Library subscribes to a number of statistics databases. For details, please consult this page.
Beyond SOAS Library: Databases
  • Senate House Library
    SOAS students and staff are entitled to apply to Senate House Library for membership , on production of valid SOAS ID. The membership provided with a login also will give off-site access to some electronic databases including these databases below via their A-Z eResources .
    • Archives of Sexuality & Gender
    • British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries
    • Defining Gender, 1450-1910
    • LGBT Magazine Archive
    • LGBT Thought and Culture
    • Social sciences citation index
    • The Times digital archive 1785-1985
    • Women's Magazine Archive (1846-2005)

Other Libraries

Several other nearby libraries have databases that may be of use to students of Anthropology and Sociology. Access is limited to on-site only and conditions of use vary.  You are advised to check these before visiting.