Women & Gender Studies Institute


The Women’s Studies Collection

The Ivey Library, located at New College, houses one of the leading collections of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies resources in Canada. The collection includes books, periodicals, and much material from feminist organizations, including major primary resource items from Second Wave and Third Wave Canadian feminism.

The University of Toronto Libraries also provides access to extensive, full-text and bibliographic electronic collections, including the Gender Studies Database consisting of over 770, 000 records covering the humanities, social sciences, diversity studies, health, law, grassroots feminism, and feminist organizations. Also available is Studies on Women Abstracts, as an international abstracting service designed to meet the information needs of those working in teaching, studying or researching any of the main areas of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies. And further, Contemporary Women’s Issues covers over 600 sources published by more than 100 organizations around the world beginning from 1992. In addition to these indexes, the library provides electronic access to thousands of full-text periodicals and books.

Access these resources and more here.