He Said, She Said: The Rhetoric of Gender Politics

Fall 2011


Regina Roberts
Anthropology, Communication,
Feminist Studies, Lusophone Africa, and Sociology

Getting Started

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  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
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Gender in Media

Selected Reference Sources

Selected Subject searches in Searchworks Hint: Look at Topics in the left-hand menu. Select "more" to see all the topics. Select a given topic for a list of books on that topic.

Gender-related Databases

  • Contemporary women's issues Contains full text of reports, articles, and newsletters on issues affecting women.
  • Gender Watch Full text collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings and governmental NGO and special reports devoted to women's and gender issues.
  • Women's Resources International Indexes the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.
  • LGBT Life with full text "A resource for literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 GLBT-specific core periodicals."
  • PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
  • Sociological Abstracts Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • MLA International Bibliography includes articles on film

Other Resources

Gender Politics

Selected Reference Sources

Selected Subject searches in Searchworks

Hint: at the left side of the searchworks results page, take a look at the Topics (click on the arrow that says Topics, and then click on the link that says "more") for great topic ideas. Link to the topic for a list of books on that topic.

Gender-related Databases

Other Resources

Pop Culture

Selected Reference Resources

Suggested SearchWorks Subject Searches

Suggested Databases

  • ComAbstracts: Database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications field.
  • Communication studies: Searchable full-text of 16 journals on Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies.
  • The International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI)Literature Database: open access database containing over 22.000 international references and online documents focusing on children’s, youth and educational television.

Selected Films

To find reality television programs, look up the title in Searchworks but remember to limit to Format: Video.

Websites of Interest

  • The history of pop culture, Open Directory Project
  • Blinkx TV: watch Full Episodes of TV Shows Online
  • Moving Image Archive (from the Internet Archive): This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
  • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive: Established in 1982, the TV Archive preserves over 4000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other programs produced locally in the Bay Area and Northern California between 1939-2005. It is part of SF State Library’s Department of Special Collections.