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Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages Restricted Resource Some full text available
This resource from Gale contains short biographies of 25,000 women. Try searching by name, occupation, or other keywords.
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society Restricted Resource Some full text available
An encyclopedia of gender studies that provides cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives on issues of gender and society.
Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
This encyclopedia is a guide to women activists from every part of the world, illuminating the broad range of women's struggles to reform society from the 18th century to the present. Browse by country or by cause.
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality Restricted Resource Some full text available
This work covers human sexual behavior throughout the world, with 62 country overviews and articles on topics such as gender-conflicted persons, unconventional sexual patterns, and contraception.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Restricted Resource Some full text available
This extensive work includes over 600 biographies of notable women, as well as topical articles illuminating how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by historical, social, and demographic changes across times and regions.
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Academic Search Premier (ASP) Restricted Resource Some full text available
One of the widest-ranging databases in terms of subject coverage, Academic Search Premier is a great starting point for locating articles of all types.  ASP covers social sciences (education, psychology), humanities (art, literature), physical sciences (biology, ecology), as well as other areas.
Humanities Source Restricted Resource Some full text available
A powerful humanities database that uses the familiar EBSCOhost interface. Use it to find scholarly articles, interviews, original works of fiction, or reviews of books and performances.  Coverage includes literature, philosophy, history, religion, film, communications, performing arts, and more.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource Some full text available
PsycINFO connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields.   This database is compiled and maintained by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Restricted Resource Some full text available
This unique database contains articles, reference works and primary sources about U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Browse by name, place, publication, subject, or by social movement.
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Agents of Social Change
This online exhibit from the Smith College Libraries presents primary source materials on 20th Century women's activism in the United States. Also included in this exhibit are lesson plan and curriculum materials geared towards middle- and high-school students.
Black Thought and Culture Restricted Resource Some full text available
Superb collection of historical and contemporary sources related to African-American culture and intellectual life.  Includes writings by leaders within the black community, important biographies and events.
Discovering American Women's History Online Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States, ranging from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
A full-text collection of primary sources on gender issues and sexuality from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
Watch & Listen: Multimedia Resources
Biography in Context Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A comprehensive source for information about significant individuals throughout history and the present. Many entries include further readings and links to websites.
LGBT Studies in Video Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
This database features streaming videos which explore the social, cultural, and political issues concerning LGBT people from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.
Women's Studies Portal Restricted Resource Resource contains video
The Women's Studies Portal from Alexander Street Press provides documentaries and films covering the study of gender, feminism, women’s history, media studies, and politics.
Selected Websites
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Biographies of women mathematicians from the 6th century B.C. through the present. Each entry provides a biography as well as a list of references.
Jewish Women's Archive Some full text available Resource contains images
The Jewish Women's Archive in Brookline hosts an online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, free lesson plans and educational materials, online exhibits, and many other resources.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University
Online exhibitions, subject guides, and news stories concerning women's history.
Women's E-News Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy.
Women's Studies Section Links
Women and Gender Studies Web sites selected by the Women Studies Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. This site provides links to information about women in art, business, education, film, and many other topics.
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