Finding Men in Gender and Women's Studies Databases: An Evaluation of Coverage

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Finding Men in Gender and Women's Studies Databases: An Evaluation of Coverage
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Seale, Colleen and CIndy Craig

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2014 ALA Annual Conference ACRL Women's Studies Section Research Poster Session
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An Evaluation of Coverage Colleen Seale and Cindy Craig George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Research studies on men and masculinities emerged as early as the late 1960s and bibliographically as evidenced by the number of core databases. In comparison, is it literally out standing in left field? Coverage of Core Periodicals in Key Databases Key Databases: (Gale Cengage Learning ) >100 fulltext periodicals CWI Gender Studies Database (EBSCO Information Services) some fulltext coverage GSD GenderWatch (ProQuest) 288 fulltext periodicals GW LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCO Information Services) 120 fulltext periodicals LGBT Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (Taylor & Francis Online) SWGA (EBSCO Information Services) some fulltext coverage WSI Defining C ore Periodicals : Criteria: current, English language periodicals specifically related studies; labeled ; coverage also checked in database publication lists Thirty one total periodicals were identified as core titles. 11 20 10 13 10 16 0 5 10 15 20 25 Total Number of Periodicals Databases Core Periodical Coverage in Key Databases CWI GSD GW LGBT SWGA WSI Summary of Citation Counts for Selected Terms in Key Databases : Forty three terms were selected on the (parentheses) using the basic search mode in each database. Single, plural, other variations and phrases associated with the following words: bisexual, gay, homosexual, and transgender received the highest record count in LGBT, followed by GW, GSD, CWI, WSI, and SWGA. Boy(s), boyhood, father(s), fatherhood, son(s), husband(s), etc., words and phrases received the highest record count in GW, then CSI, GSD, WSI, LGBT and SWGA. Male(s) received the highest record count in GSD, then GW, WSI, CWI, LGBT and SWGA. Man received the highest record count in GW, then CWI, LGBT, GSD, WSI, and SWGA. Masculinity( ies ) received the highest record count in GSD, then GW, WSI, CWI, LGBT and SWGA. received the highest record count in GW followed by GSD. Boyhood studies received little coverage across the databases, GW had the most results; received the highest record count in GW, then LGBT, GSD, WSI, SWGA and CWI. Conclusions: others). The highest total returns were from GW, then LGBT, GSD, CWI, WSI which do not correlate with core periodical coverage and may be skewed by fulltext coverage. More in depth analysis is needed. 31 Core Periodicals 9 titles single database coverage 6 titles 2 databases 4 titles 3 databases 7 titles 4 databases 3 titles 5 databases 2 titles all 6 databases 31 titles