Women's Studies

Background Information

More books about women and women's issues can be found using the Library's catalog.

Black women in America REF E 185.86 B 542 2005
Encyclopedia of women and gender REF HQ 1115. E 52 2001
Encyclopedia of women in American history REF HQ 1410. E 53 2002
Encyclopedia of women in American politics REF HQ 1236.5 U 6 E 53 1999
Notable American women REF CT 3260. N 5725 2004
Routledge international encyclopedia of women REF HQ 1115. R 69 2000
Statistical handbook on women in America REF HQ 1420. T 34 1996
Women's studies encyclopedia REF HQ 1115. W 645 1999
Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This general database contains current news as well as scholarly literature about women's history and issues and gender studies.
America: History and Life
This American history database can be used to locate scholarly articles about women's history in the United States.
This database collects articles about gender and women's issues from newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. It covers women and gender in business, education, sports, and much more.
JSTOR is a historic journal archive that includes several decades' worth of anthropology, politics, and history research.
Sociological Collection
This database includes scholarly information about women and gender in society.
ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History
This bibliography covers women's history.

Web Resources

Created by the World Bank and utilizing data from the United Nations, this site has wide variety of statistics about women and global gender issues.
National Organization for Women
NOW is a political activism group for women. Their site provides information on current health and political issues that affect women.
Resources for Women's Studies
Created by librarians at Vanderbilt University, this site has a number of specialized, high quality databases on women's rights, politics, history, and more.
Women's Studies Database
The Women's Studies department of the University of Maryland has created this list of links to high-quality women's and gender studies websites and resources. Also included are full text historical documents and public domain books by women.