Core Databases and Indexes
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The following are selected resources for research in women's studies. For more books on this topic, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.
To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.
The Dictionary of Feminist Theory (Reference Collection: HQ 1115. H 86 1995): This dictionary contains definitions of important concepts, theories, and topics of interest in feminist theory and women's studies. There is a table of contents, but this book is not indexed.
Historical Dictionary of Feminism (Reference Collection: HQ 1115. B 65 2004): This dictionary focuses on feminist movements around the world and contains definitions of important terms, concepts, and theories, along with brief articles on important figures in feminism. This dictionary has a table of contents and an extensive bibliography, but it is not indexed.
Larousse Dictionary of Women (Reference Collection: HQ 1115. L 37 1996): This dictionary gives brief biographical sketches of important women in history, politics, the arts, sports, and academia. This dictionary has a table of contents, by is not indexed.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide (Reference Collection: HQ 1115. G 74 2003): This six volume set contains articles on the situation of women in different countries around the world. Each volume has its own table of contents and index. A cumulative index can be found at the end of volume six. Volume one covers Asia and Oceania; volume two covers Central and South America. Volume three covers Europe. Volume four covers the Middle East and North Africa; volume five covers North America and the Caribbean. Volume six covers Sub-Saharan Africa.
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender (Reference Collection: HQ 1115. E 43 2001): This two volume encyclopedia focuses on women's and gender issues in society around the world, including health, psychological, employment, and education issues, among others. Tables of contents can be found in both volumes. A cumulative index can be found in volume two.
Women's Studies Encyclopedia (Reference Collection: HQ 1115. W 645 1989): This three part encyclopedia contains articles on important concepts, theories, and terms in women's studies. Each volume contains its own table of contents and index, and covers a different division of women's studies. Volume one covers the sciences, volume two literature and the arts, and volume three covers history, religion, and philosophy.
Guides and Statistical Resources
A to Z of Women in the Visual Arts (Reference Collection: N 6505. K 59 2002): This guide contains extensive biographies of women in the visual arts in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book contains a table of contents and is indexed.
A to Z of Women in World History (Reference Collection: CT 3202. K 84 2002): This guide to women in history gives brief biographies on women in world history. Biographies are arranged according to topics, i.e. writers, artists, soldiers and political leaders, scholars, scientists, business leaders, and so on. A table of contents and an index are available.
The Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature (Reference Collection: PN 471. B 57 1992): This guide is comprised of lengthy articles on women writers from around the world and from ancient times to the present. Critical portraits of individual writers can be found in the last two thirds of this guide. This volume has a table of contents, but is not indexed.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006 (Reference Desk: C 3.134: 2006): This statistical abstract contains thousands of charts detailing the demographics, economics, education, and more of the United States. Indexed.
Statistical Record of Women Worldwide (Reference Collection: HQ 1150. S 73 1991): This book is a collection of statistical tables showing information about women and employment, education, population, health issues, politics and the law, and more. This book contains an extensive list of tables, a bibliography, and two indexes.
Statistics Sources (Reference Desk: Z 7551. S 84): Organized topically, this guide to statistics resources points out thousands of different places to find statistical information.
INFOMINE: INFOMINE is a special database that searches for Web site and documents that most search engines miss, primarily Web pages and documents on university Web sites. This database is developed and maintained by the Library of the University of California, Riverside.
Librarians' Internet Index: Collected and annotated by librarians, this site contains a searchable database of high quality Web sites. To find a Web site, browse the available topics or use the search box.
Resources for Women's Studies: This list of online and print resources, created by the Central Library at Vanderbilt University, lists hundreds of Web sites and books on topics in women's studies.
Women's Studies and Women's Issues Internet Resources: This directory of Web sites was developed by staff at the Center for Women and Information Technology at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and contains links to listservs (mailing lists), resources sites, women's studies programs, and more.
WSSLINKS Women and Gender Studies Web Sites: Created by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries, this directory lists dozens of Web sites for Women's studies in a variety of topics: business, film and culture, politics, science and technology, and more.
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