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How can I effectively search a database such as GenderWatch? What kind of publications are included? What features are unique to GenderWatch? How powerful a resource is this?



GenderWatch, a ProQuest® database, provides publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN MID-2004 PROQUEST CHANGED THE DESIGN AND PROTOCOLS OF GENDERWATCH TO CONFORM TO OTHER PROQUEST DATABASES. THIS TUTORIAL HAS NOT YET BEEN CHANGED.

GenderWatch (previously Women 'R') is a women's and gender issues database with thousands of full-text articles from about 100 magazines, academic journals, regional publications, and newsletters; thirteen books on women and gender; and many special reports, including conference proceedings and government reports.

The tutorial which follows attempts to answer the questions posed at the top of the page. Under the heading "Content" it discusses the types of publications which appear in GenderWatch. Techniques for both basic and advanced searching can be found, conveniently enough, under "Searching," while those qualities unique to GenderWatch are listed under "Features." Finally, the tutorial includes an interactive quiz for you to test your knowledge and retention of pertinent facts.



Contains information on academic, national, international, local and regional publications


Covers both basic and advanced searching in GenderWatch


Demonstrates useful features such as sorting results and using indexes of article formats


An opportunity to test your memory on subjects covered in the tutorial



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