Keyword searching (generally) works best for finding articles on a topic. If you get too many results, try limiting to a particular subject - usually there is a list of subject links on one side of the screen.
The same tricks to help you find books in the catalog, will help you find articles
Put it all together: (sex or gender or male* or female*) and "higher education"
If your first search isn't great, revise it until you get what you want!
The keyword search of STEM and "higher education" only brings up four books. A quick browse through those titles reveals the following subject headings: