Women & Gender Studies at OCU may include courses from English, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Religion, Political Science, History, and other departments. In addition to the resources in this guide, see the individual Research Guides for those disciplines for more information.
The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 is a new database available through the Metropolitan Library System. It provides access to period-specific newspapers, magazines, letters, and other documents related to gay activism, feminism, the AIDS crisis, and other LGBTQ topics. Find it on this alphabetical list of MLS databases.
You may access the Archives and most other MLS databases on your own device, but you will need a Metro Library card to login. It's a good idea for all OCU students to get one. The card is free with a student ID, and the application is now online. The nearest Metro Library branches are the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa Avenue (west of Penn Square Mall off Northwest Expressway) and the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue.
WorldCat Discovery is a powerful tool for searching library holdings and databases together. During the COVID-19 closure of ours and many other libraries, the need to access eBooks and other online sources is great. A large and growing number of publishers have temporarily made their content freely available, and most of these are accessible on this platform.
Find tips on using some of these resources at https://libguides.okcu.edu/online