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Women`s Studies International Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1972-present. Covers the core disciplines in Women`s Studies including the latest scholarship in feminist research. Women`s Studies International has the highest percent of coverage for core titles in the field.

GenderWatch Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. A database of diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas, providing important historical perspective on the evolution of the women`s movement and the changes in gender roles.

African Women`s Bibliographic Database Unrestricted Access
Coverage: 1986-present. The database indexes books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1991-present. Journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)

JSTOR Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered.  If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database.  However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Project Muse Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1995-present. Provides access to humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from a number of scholarly publishers.
Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.  Covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.

Encyclopedia of witchcraft : the western tradition Restricted Access Some full text available
2006 ed. A compilation on witchcraft and witch hunting in the early modern era exploring significant people, places, beliefs, and events.

From suffrage to the senate: an encyclopedia of American women in politics Restricted Access Some full text available
2000 ed. A compendium of biographies of leading women in U.S. politics, past and present, and an examination of the wide range of women's movements.

International encyclopedia of marriage and family Restricted Access Some full text available
2003 ed. Adopts an international, cross-cultural approach to such diverse topics in marriage and family issues such as adolescent parenthood, cohabitation, widowhood, domestic violence, and commuter marriages. Also examines the history of family life within different cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.

Marriage Customs of the World: From Henna to Honeymoons Restricted Access Some full text available
2004 ed. An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Restricted Access
2008 ed. With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Women in World History is a definitive reference work in the field.

Women, Science and Myth: gender beliefs from antiquity to present Restricted Access Some full text available
2008 ed. This encyclopedia surveys the scientific research on gender throughout the ages—the people, experiments, and impact—of both legitimate and illegitimate findings on the scientific community, women scientists, and society at large.
Primary Sources
Women Working, 1800-1930 Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1800-1930. Focuses on women\'s role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University\'s library and museum collections.

Women Writers Project Restricted Access Some full text available
Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Brown University Women Writers Project. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. It includes Renaissance Women Online which is comprised of over 100 texts.

American Memory Project : Womens History Unrestricted Access Some full text available
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Images
AP Images Restricted Access Resource contains images
Coverage: 1840-present. The photo archive for the Associated Press has over 500, 000 images dating from 1844 to the present and covering a wide range of events and locations.

Human Ecology Historical Photographs Unrestricted Access Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
The records of the New York State College of Home Economics at Cornell University document the history of the College, and its activities, events, and personalities. This Web site provides a database of selected images and information from the records of the College of Home Economics.
Biographical Information
Women in the American Civil War Restricted Access Some full text available
2007 ed. The story of the role of women in the Civil War, from battlefield to home front.
Statistics
Women Stats Project Unrestricted Access Some full text available Resource contains images
One of the most comprehensive compilations of information on the status of women in the world. The Project facilitates understanding the linkage between the situation of women and the security of nation-states. It combs the extant literature and conducts expert interviews to find qualitative and quantitative information on over 310 indicators of women's status in 174 countries
Reviews
Women`s Studies International Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1972-present. Covers the core disciplines in Women`s Studies including the latest scholarship in feminist research. Women`s Studies International has the highest percent of coverage for core titles in the field.

GenderWatch Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. A database of diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas, providing important historical perspective on the evolution of the women`s movement and the changes in gender roles.

Book Review Index Restricted Access
Coverage: 1965-present. Indexes reviews in magazines and scholarly journals.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1991-present. Journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

Book Review Digest Case Ref Z1219.C95 Unrestricted Access
Coverage: 1905-2004/05.  Indexes and excerpts reviews of books written in English and published in the U.S. and Canada. More selective than Book Review Index. Arranged alphabetically by author; subject and title indexes. Search year of publication and the year following publication.


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