Internet Resources and Journal Articles

Choose from the links provided on the library's "Resources by Academic Discipline" page for Women and Gender Studies.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

  • Encyclopedia of Women's Health Ref RA778 .A494 2005
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide Ref HQ 1115 .G74 2003
  • Historical Dictionary of Feminism Ref HQ1115 .B65 1996
  • Reader's Guide to Women's Studies Ref HQ1180 .R43 1998
  • Women's Movement Today Ref HQ1115 .W644 2006
  • Women's Studies Encyclopedia Ref HQ1115 .W645 1999

Statistics and Demographics

  • Sourcebook on Violence Against Women Ref HV6250.4 .W65 S68 2001
  • Statistical Handbook on Women in America Ref HQ1420 .T34 1991 and 1996
  • Statistical Record of Women Worldwide Ref HQ1150 .S73 1996, 1991
  • Women's Atlas of the United States Ref G1201.E1 G5 1995
  • Women's Firsts Ref CT3203 .W66 1997

Choose from the links on the library's Almanacs and Statistical Sources web page.


For databases and web sources which offer biographical information visit the Karrman Library Reference Resources for Biographies.

  • American Women Writers Ref PS147 .A4 volumes 1-5
  • Continuum Dictionary of Women's Biography Ref CT3202 .C66 1989
  • Encyclopedia of Women in World Politics Ref HQ1236.5.U6 E53 1999
  • Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 Ref HQ1412 .F46 2006
  • Index to Women of the World From Ancient to Modern Times Ref CT3202 .I73 and supplement
  • International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists Ref Q141 .O27 2002
  • Lesser-Known Women Ref CT3203 .G57 1992
  • Notable American Women: 1607-1980 Ref CT3260 .N57 (3)
  • Political and Historical Encyclopedia of Women Ref HQ 1236.5 .E85 E52 2003
  • Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema: 1896 to the Present General Collection, 3rd floor PN1998.2 .A24 1991
  • Who's Who of American Women 1958 to 2001 Ref CT3260 .W5
  • Women in Film: International Ref PN1995.9.W6 W657 1991

International Women's Resources

Many databases, such as Women's Studies International, are available from the library's "Resources by Subject" web page for Women and Gender Studies.

Women of Color

Term refers to women in the United States who are of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American heritage.

  • Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia Ref E185.86 .B542 1993
  • Native American Women Ref E98.W8 B38 2001
  • Notable Black American Women Ref E185.96 .N68 1992
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the U.S. Ref E184 .S75 O97 2005
  • Women of Color: A Filmography of Minority and Third World Women Ref PN1995.9.W6 O8 1985

Women's History

  • Encyclopedia of Women's History in America Ref HQ1410 .C85 1996
  • Handbook of American Women's History Ref HQ1410 .H36 1990
  • Political and Historical Encyclopedia of Women Ref HQ1236.5 .E85 E52 2003
  • Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History Ref HQ1410 .R43 1998
  • Timetables of Women's History: Chronology Ref HQ1121 .G74 1994

Books, Books, and More Books

To find more books on Women's Studies topics, use the Library Catalog available from the library's web homepage.

Examples of Keyword searches:

"African American" and women

"single parents"


"women executives"

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