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User Guide

Welcome to Feminist Periodicals! Please utilize the guide below.


  • Click the "Feminist Periodicals" banner at the top of the page to access the homepage.

  • A "collection" is an issue of Feminist Periodicals. An "item" is a specific issue or edition of one of the periodicals listed.

  • To browse issues of Feminist Periodicals, click "Browse Collections" on the left side of the page. By default, the collections are listed with the most recent first.*

  • To see all items in a collection, click "View the items in (collection)" below the collection name (ex. "View the items in Feminist Periodicals, vol. 38, no. 1, Winter"). To view journals in alphabetical order, click "Title" on the upper right side.

  • To see specific details for a collection, click on its title (ex. "Feminist Periodicals, vol. 38, no. 1, Winter").

  • To read more about a specific journal and to see its Table of Contents (if available), click the journal title (ex. "Ms. Magazine, vol. 28, no. 1, Winter 2018"). Metadata is listed in the Dublin Core format.

  • To browse by tag, click "Browse Journals" on the left side of the page, then click the "Browse by Tag" tab to see the most commonly used tags. To search other tags, go to “Search Items” and scroll down to the “Tag” field.


  • For a simple keyword search, type in the search box on the left side of the homepage and hit enter.

  • Select “Boolean” or “Exact match” to search by different query types.

  • Select “Advanced Search (Items only)” to search for journals with a variety of options such as collection, type, or tag.

* To see Feminist Periodicals issues from 1981 to 2017, please go to our institutional repository here.