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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.

Lesbian Herstory Archives:  Herstories Digital Collection
Digitized audio interviews.

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.

Women's Studies in Digital Archives

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

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

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.  

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