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 Title: The boundaries of her body
 Keyword: women violence

Reference materials: almanacs, encyclopedias, and other informational guides relevant to research in Women's Studies.


Reference Source

Call Number

Search and browse reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more.

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion (2 vols.)

ref  BL  458  .E53  1998

Notable American Women

ref  CT  3260  .N572  2004

Black Women in America (3 vols.)

ref  E  185.86  .B542  2005

Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia

ref  E  628  .H37  2004

Women Studies

ref  HQ  1180  .R43  1998

A Glossary of Feminist Theory

ref  HQ  1190  .A3  1997

Women's Rights

ref  HQ  1236  .W6527  2001

A Companion To American Women's History

ref  HQ 1410  .C63  2002

Significant Contemporary American Feminists

ref  HQ 1412  .S56  1999

Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia

ref  LC 1569  .W66  2002

Dictionary of Women Artists

ref  N  8354  .D53  1997

Feminist Writers

ref  PN  481  .F46  1996

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English

ref  PR  111  .F45  1990

American Men and Women of Science (8 vols.)

ref  Q  141  .A51  1998


Academic Search Complete

Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works. 

African American Women Writers for the 19th Century
A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers.
America: History and Life

Comprehensive index to American history and culture. 

Biography Reference Center
offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies
Directory of Open Access Journals
"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" covering all disciplines; SEE: GENDER STUDIES
Discovering American Women's History Online

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.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.
Health Source

Provides information on many health topics. Includes searchable full text for over 150 consumer health journals. 


Full-text articles in over 375 core academic journals with backfiles lacking only the most recent 3 -5 years. 

Legal Information Reference Center
contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.

Literary Reference Center Plus
Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works - from antiquity to present day.

MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources.

National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)

Women's health information provides access to women's federal resources in addition to those in the private sector. 

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Published letters and diaries, plus previously unpublished materials depicting personal experiences of hundreds of women.

Project Muse

Full-text scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences 

ProQuest Research Library

Information from newspapers and periodicals on a wide range of topics, including the arts, humanities, health, and sciences 


Index to full-text articles from 38 journals published by the APA and 4 other organizations. 1988 to the present. 


Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.

FirstSearch databases include:
     CWI Contemporary Women's Issues (health and human rights)
     SIRSResearcher Social, scientific, economic, and political issues worldwide

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 Additional Web Sites

American Women's History: a research guide

Citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected primary source collections 

A Celebration of Women Writers

Comprehensive listing of links to biographical and biblio- graphical information; includes on-line editions of older works 

Digital Librarian: Women's Resources

Lengthy alphabetical list of links 

Medieval Women and Gender Index

A World Bank site, offering a variety of reports and documents on women across the world.

Information on Sexual Harassment

Well organized listing of general and subject area sites 

Votes for Women

Excellent collection of primary sources (1848-1921) for research on women's rights.

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia offers an online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, lesson plans and other educational materials that can be downloaded for free.  

Women's Studies (R)E-sources on the Web

Includes history links, archives and collections, organizations, and resources on the Web 

Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites

A selective, alphabetical listing with the emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program 

WSSLINKS: Women & Gender Studies Web Sites

Annotated guide to Internet resources on women's studies and gender issues; created and maintained by academic librarians 



A comprehensive list of associations and organizations that represent women and women's studies issues, such as the Center for Reproductive Rights, Feminists for Free Expression, and the National Women's History Project, is available from:

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