Internet Reference Library

Women's Studies

American Women: A gateway to Library of Congress resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
This site "contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication 'American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States' ... with added illustrations and links to existing digitized material located throughout the Library of Congress Web site." Includes books, maps, manuscripts, music, images, and other research materials. Browsable and searchable. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. (LII)

Early Modern Women Database
"This database provides links to World Wide Web resources useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 ... Materials range from bibliographic databases to full-text resources, images, and sound recordings. Most of the resources linked here are free. Some require a license for access." From the University Libraries Arts and Humanities Team, University of Maryland College Park. Browsable and searchable. (LII)

Feminist.Com is a ten-year-old activist community and portal of resources and information that supports women's equality, justice, wellness and safety. The web site was founded to initiate and facilitate grassroots mobilization, networking and communication around important political, health and educational issues related to women.

Feminist Majority Foundation Online
Excellent site for women's issues. Up-to-date news and commentary and resources on politics, student activism, research, and much more; includes many related links. From "a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence."(LII)

Independent Women's Forum
"The Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1992, IWF’s mission is to rebuild civil society by advancing economic liberty, personal responsibility, and political freedom. IWF fosters greater respect for limited government, equality under the law, property rights, free markets, strong families, and a powerful and effective national defense and foreign policy."

National Organization for Women
NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve our goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression. Website includes news items, action alerts,in depth information on topics of interest, locations of chapters, a shop, and more. The site is searchable.

National Women's Health Information Center
A gateway to women's health information, this site includes publications, a searchable database of health topics, a section on minority health, and links to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that produce reliable health information for the public. The frequently asked questions on women's health cover over 100 topics. Some information also available in Spanish. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.(LII)

National Women's History Project - The Learning Place
The National Women's History Project is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs. Site includes resources to support and promote women's history studies.

"Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
The Library of Congress staff selected this set of 38 images relating to woman suffrage from various files and collections in the Prints and Photographs Division and the Manuscript Division. Portraits of women active on behalf of woman suffrage and, more generally, women's rights are included, as are images depicting the public, often symbolic, way in which suffragists campaigned for the right to vote. The set also features cartoons commenting on the movement, as well as a photograph depicting the activities of anti-suffragists, illustrating the manner and terms in which women's voting rights were debated.

"Votes for Women:" Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Collection, 1848-1920
The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. The collection includes works from the libraries of other members and officers of the organization including: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Mary A. Livermore

Women's Archives in the Special Collections Library at Duke University
"The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture in Duke University’s Special Collections Library acquires, preserves and makes available to a large population of researchers published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women, past and present."

Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites
"a selective, annotated listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies / women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program. "

Subject Listing of Women and Gender Resources
extensive annotated list by subject of websites having to do with all aspects of women's studies.

WSSLINKS (Women's Studies Section Links)
Provides access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies.

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