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50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies

Encyclopedia of Identity

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered History in America
REF HQ 76.3 .U5 E53 2004

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences

Encyclopedia of Women in American History
REF HQ 1410 .E53 2002

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide
REF HQ 1115 .G74 2003

Women in World History
REF HQ 1115 .W6 1999

The Women’s Movement Today
REF HQ 1115 .W644 2006


American Women: a gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the study of women's history and culture in the United States

Discovering American Women's History Online
Identifies primary sources collections that various institutions have digitized.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Independent Voices:  an open-access collection of an alternative press
Digitized magazines, newspapers and journals from women's and LGBT alternative presses circa 1970's.

Women Working, 1800-1930
This collection "provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections" and "explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented. The collection currently contains 2,396 books and pamphlets, 1,075 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections." 

Women's Studies in Digital Archives

Woman Stats Project
Examines the circumstances of women and the stability of particular nations.

Writing Women

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
A wonderful site where  you can search by author, title or genre; or get biographical information.   

A Celebration of Women Writers
This wonderful index of women authors can be searched by name or pseudonyms, ethnicity, century or country of origin from Albania to Zimbabwe.  A major focus of the Celebration is the development of on-line editions of older, often rare, out-of-copyright works.

Domestic Goddesses
An E-journal that focuses on women writers of domestic fiction beginning in the 19th century, this also has links to other sites that focus on different time periods.

Emory Women Writers Resource Project
This collection of edited and unedited texts from women authors writing in English from the seventeenth century through nineteenth century allows both graduate and undergraduates the opportunity to edit their own works.  

The Orlando Project
This collaborative project involving participants from Canada, the United States, the British Isles, and Australia is an ongoing work to create an integrated history of women's writing in the British Isles .

Victorian Women Writers Project
This resource provides accurate transcriptions of works by British women authors of the 19th century.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Selected Sources, Sex and Gender
This site contains a bibliography of works by and about women who were writing in  the Middle Ages; authors are listed alphabetically by the writer's name.  

Women Writers Project
This resource brings pre-Victorian texts by women into the present by placing them online to improve accessibility for a larger audience.  

Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press
International directory of media by and about women including periodicals, publishers, and media organizations.  Includes a history of women's media: The Development of Communication Networks Among Women, 1963-1983.

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