Mary M. Barksdale Library

  History of Women


  • Women's History & Impact on the World - Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History.  An excellent site!! In addition to providing links to general women's history sites, this site provides links to resources concerned with women in many different fields of endeavor, including: politics; aviation; the military; science & technology; sports; the fine arts, film, & literature.  Also looks at women in different cultures, sexual and reproductive issues, women world leaders, women's fashions, and the suffragettes.   

  • 4000 Years of Women in Science.   Emphasizes women of the past, mainly of the pre-20th century. Over 125 women inventors, astronomers, chemists,mathematicians, physicists, and scholars are profiled in brief biographies of  a few sentences.  Includes some photos and portraits.     

  • Biographies of Women Mathematicians - Agnes Scott College.  Contains biographical essays or comments on women mathematicians and some photos.  Also provides links to other resources on women mathematicans and scientists.

  • Contemporary Women's Issues.  This database,which covers 1500 periodicals, "provides full text access to global information on women. Includes journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, along with fact sheets."  Updated weekly. 

  • Distinguished Women of Past and Present.   By Danuta Bois. This site has biographies of women "writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others."  The Women in the News section provides news reports, mostly from Reuters and the Associated Press, on women who are currently in the news.  Also provides links to additional women's sites.

  • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Duke University.  The materials in this collection "document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960's and early 1970's."  Includes these topics:  medical & reproductive rights; music; organizations & activism; sexuality & lesbian feminism; socialist feminism; women of color; women's work & roles.

  • The Internet Women's History Sourcebook - By Paul Halsall, Fordham University. An excellent site!!   This site provides a wealth of information.  The site is arranged geographically, beginning with the history of  women in Ancient Egypt, then Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, medieval Europe, etc., and  continues through the present. 

  • The National Women's Hall of Fame.   Contains biographies of  American women who have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Includes photos and portraits.  Also provides exercises and games "to increase understanding of the contributions of women to America."

  • Women Artists: Self-Portraits & Representations of Womanhood from the Medieval Period to the Present. Provides brief biographical information, references, and illustrations of art works by women artists from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. 

  • Women's Studies Database Reading Room.  Contains book reviews of works dealing with women's history, the texts of novels and poems written by women, and links to sites devoted to women's history.

  • Librarian's Internet Index: Women's History - California State University.  Provides links to directories, databases, and numerous other resources dealing with women's history.

  • The National Women's History Project.  Provides links to sites concerned with women in all fields of endeavor.  Also includes state-specific resources and information on women's history organizations. 

  • Women's Resources on the Internet - University of North Carolina.  Offers access to women's colleges, women's studies programs, and organizations.  Provides links to a wide variety of resources for women in such areas as health,  gender issues, the law, parenting, pregnancy, and reproductive rights.  Contains biographies.

  • WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites - The Association of College and Research Libraries.  "The purpose of WSSLinks is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies."  Areas covered include: art & film; culture; education; health; history; lesbian sites; music; philosophy; politics; science & technology; theology.


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