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Editorial Writing on Women's Issues

While doing your research, keep in mind that the assignment requires:

  • concrete examples & facts from credible sources
  • acknowledging the opposing side's viewpoint
  • MLA citation

Online Databases for Women's Issues

Please open this Google Doc for the login information you'll need to access the databases.

Global Issues in Context covers current issues, such as women's rights, global warming, terrorism, famine, and many more.


 Opposing Viewpoints in Context includes opposing sides of important global issues.  Aside from viewpoint articles there are also topic overviews, videos, podcasts, primary source documents, magazine and journal articles, statistics and more.


ProQuest Newsstand offers access to the most influential news resources.


    National Organizations on Women's Issues

    • American Association of University Women
      The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.
    • American Civil Liberties Union
      For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
    • Association of Women’s Rights in Development
      AWID is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights
    • Girl Scouts of the USA
      The Girl Scouts' mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
    • Girls Incorporated
      Girls Inc develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
    • League of Women Voters
      The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.
    • National Council of Negro Women
      The National Council of Negro Women is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families and communities.
    • National Organization for Women
      NOW focuses on a broad range of women’s rights issues, including economic justice, pay equity, racial discrimination, women’s health and body image, women with disabilities, reproductive rights and justice, family law, marriage and family formation rights of same-sex couples, representation of women in the media, and global feminist issues.
    • San Diego Women’s Foundation
      SDWF educates and inspires women to engage in collective philanthropy. They strive to be catalysts for change, investing in innovative solutions that benefit underserved communities in the San Diego region.
    • YWCA
      YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local programming, they strive to create real change for women, families and communities.
    • Zonta International
      Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
    • Half the Sky
      The Half the Sky Movement brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women's issues, but to also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women.


    Image result for noodletools logo   Noodletools can help you create your citations!

    For information on how to create a Noodletools account, use the Login Informtion documnet found in the box above.


      Research Help

      • Creating Search Terms (Google Doc)
        This Google Doc is a worksheet that can help you brainstorm potential search terms and search strategies.

        To use the worksheet go to File > Make a Copy. Now you will be able to type into the document.

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