Answered By: ask crisslibrary
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 8


For research studies on gender roles, two databases stand out.  One is PsycInfo and the other is Sociological Abstracts.  Links to them can be found in the library's Database A-Z list at

When you do your search, you might need to be more specific than just society as that is a very broad term.  Journal articles and research studies tend to be specific.  So your search could be about specific aspects of society such as gender roles and family, gender roles and work, church, marriage, crime, etc. 

Also, most databases seem to prefer the phrase sex roles instead of gender roles.

If you want the big picture, a book is often the best place because it has the space to cover topic more comprehensively.  We have a four volume set called "Gender and research" that might be helpful, perhaps volume 2.  It's on the 3rd floor of the library.  The call number is HV1075 .G4636 2008

Regards, Melissa

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