Reference work that attempts to cover the role women have played throughout world history. Includes entries on the role and status of women in various countries as well as articles on social and cultural phenomena.
Women's & Gender Studies
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Reference source covering gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies.
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United Nations report with information on changes in legal grounds for abortion between 1996 and 2013.
A collection of 52 works providing "access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920." A project from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Digital Schomburg of the New York Public Library.
Data and research reports on sexual and reproductive health issues, including abortion.
News, data, and research reports on women in politics from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers.
Gateway to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States
Index of journal articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Covers Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Provided by The University of Iowa Libraries.
Encyclopedia of GLBT art, literature, film, music, and popular culture. The encyclopedia was closed and archived in 2015.
A database of international gender statistics. From the World Bank.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Encyclopedia covering the history of Jewish women. Includes thematic essays (e.g., abortion, Hadassah) as well as biographical entries.
Textbase for researching major figures and time periods in British women's fiction. The collection contains profiles of authors' lives, career chronologies, and in-depth bibliographies (but NOT full text of individual works of literature).
Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text
Collection of oral histories documenting the activities of leaders and participants in the women's suffrage movement in the United States. From the University of California, Berkeley.
Resources, including laws and research, on domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
Publication coverage: 1975-present
Index of articles on women's history from journals covering history and women's studies. Emphasis on social history, particularly labor history. From the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.
Gateway to women's and gender studies information on the web. From the Association of College and Research Libraries' Women's Studies Section.
Index of books and articles on women's participation in political life. Produced by the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union).
Digitized books, manuscripts, images, magazines, and catalogs from Harvard University libraries and museums on women in the U.S. economy from 1800-1930.
Full-text editions of texts by English and American women published between 1400 and 1850. From Northeastern University.
Covers international law as it relates to women's rights and women's issues. Includes references to scholarly articles, United Nations publications, reports from non-governmental organizations, and legal cases, plus annotated links to other web sites. From the law library at the University of Toronto.
Gateway to reports and statistics on gender equality and gender issues from the United Nations.