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Contemporary Women's Issues Sample Searches

Contemporary Women's Issues is a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries.

Search 1:

Customer wanted help in retrieving research articles on the "glass ceiling" in the workplace in Contemporary Women's Issues.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Contemporary Women's Issues.
  2. Entered "glass and ceiling" in the "full-text:" entry box and selected "Search Title & Enhanced Title".
  3. Selected "Workplace (general)" for the "Subject Area:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "United States" for the "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected "Research" for the "Article Type:" and checked the "Exclude Book Reviews" box.
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 20 relevant articles.

Search 2:

A customer using Contemporary Women's Issues wanted to retrieve articles about women's shelters in the European Union.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Contemporary Women's Issues.
  2. Selected "Women's shelters" in "Subject Area:" and selected "And".
  3. Selected "European Union" in "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  4. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved 15 articles that fulfilled the requested criteria.

Search 3:

A college student wanted to find a few articles about the effects and aftermath of Gulf War II on Iraqi women.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Contemporary Women's Issues.
  2. Entered "life and war" in the "full-text:" entry box and selected "Search full-text & Citation".
  3. Entered "03/01/2003" in the "dated from" entry box and left the "to" entry box blank.
  4. Selected "Iraq" for the "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 10 articles.

Search 4:

A researcher using Contemporary Women's Issues wanted to find articles on the status of women in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led war there to more thanthrow the Taliban government in 2001.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Contemporary Women's Issues.
  2. Entered "status of women" and selected "Search full-text & Citation".
  3. Entered "11/01/2001" in the "dated from" entry box and left the "to" entry box blank.
  4. Selected "Afghanistan" for the "Geo Region:" and selected "And".
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved six articles.

Search 5:

A user of Contemporary Women's Issues wanted to find some articles on Phyllis Schlafly and her views on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Contemporary Women's Issues.
  2. Entered "Phyllis Schlafly and (ERA or Equal Rights Amendment)" in the "full-text:" entry box.
  3. Selected "Search full-text & Citation".
  4. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved 30 articles.
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