As a multidisciplinary subject, Women's Studies requires a certain amount of ingenuity by the researcher. In response to this, Women Online is not so much a “how to…” manual, as an overview both of American online databases and of the issues that surround their use to students of Women's Studies. Are women's issues covered sufficiently by databases, bearing in mind that much relevant material tends to be in non‐mainstream sources (letters, small journals, conference reports, etc.) and published by small, feminist presses? Is all‐important retrospective material covered sufficiently? How can one locate material about women showing them in a positive light, when much material is written in a stereotypical way? What language does one use to carry out an effective search?
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