Databases are really great when you want to find something specific to your discipline, or you want to be sure that you are getting the best resources available! These are your best bets for development studies.
Here are tips for using databases:
These journals are directly related to the social sciences and women/gender. You can search inside these journals. Look for a link or a search box that says something like "search within this journal" to search only that journal (not the full database). You can get really nice results this way!