Women's Studies Subject Guide
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Specific subject headings by name, description, geographical area, or genre:
Comfort women – Asia
Discrimination in employment
English literature – Women authors Feminist theory
Footbinding – China
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Hispanic American women – Biography
International Ladies’ Garment Workers’
Union -- History
Kitchens – Social aspects
Slavery – China
Suffragists – United States
Teenage girls—United States
Triangle Shirtwaist Company – Fire, 1911
Women and literature
Women – Employment – United States Women – Psychology
Women in politics – Latin America
Autobiographies, diaries, letters, and memoirs of notable women:
Beauvoir, Simone de
Dog, Mary Crow
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Wong, Jade Snow
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areas in the collection to find materials on Women's Studies include:
CALL NUMBER RANGE
|The Family. Marriage. Home
|Children. Child development
|Working class women
|English literature – Women authors
|Women -- Suffrage
Key Reference Sources
provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some
relevant reference books in Women's Studies include:
Bailey, Martha J. American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO, 1994. Q141.B25 1994
Bernikow, Louise. The American Women's Almanac: An Inspiring and Irreverent Women's
History. New York: Berkley, 1997. HQ1410.B47 1997
Biggs, Mary. Women’s Words: The Columbia Book of Quotations by Women. New York:
Columbia, 1996. PN6084.W6 B47 1996
Brakeman, Lynne, ed. Chronology of Women Worldwide: People, Places & Events that Shaped
Women's History. Detroit: Gale, 1997. HQ1121.C617 1997
Chang, Kang-I Sun, eds. Women Writers of Traditional China: An Anthology of Poetry and
Criticism. Stanford: Stanford U, 1999. PL2278.W65 1999
Christensen, Karen, eds. International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. 3v. New York:
Macmillan, 2001. GV709.I58 2000
Clinton, Catherine. The Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century. New
York: Columbia, 2000. HQ1418.C58 2000
Coppens, Linda Miles. What American Women Did, 1789-1920 : A Year-By-Year Reference.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001. HQ1154.C665 2001
Cox, Elizabeth. Women in Modern American Politics: A Bibliography, 1900-1995.
Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1997. HQ1236.5.U5 C69 1997
Cullen-DuPont, Kathryn. Encyclopedia of Women's History in America. New York: Facts On
File, 2000. HQ1410.C85 2000
Farris, Phoebe, ed. Women Artists of Color: A Bio-critical Sourcebook to 20th century Artists in
the Americas. Westport, CN: Greenwood, 1999. N8354.W656 1999
Fast, Timothy. The Women's Atlas of the United States. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1995.
G1201.E1 G5 1995
Hardy, Gayle J. American Women Civil Rights Activists: Biobibliographies of 68 Leaders,
1825-1992. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1993. JC599.U5 H273 1993
Hardy, Lyda Mary. Women in U.S. History: A Resource Guide. Englewood, CO: Libraries
Unlimited, 2000. HQ1410.H372 2000
Harris, Sharon. American Women Prose Writers, 1870-1920. Detroit: Gale, 2000. PS21 .D5
Harvey, Sheridan, ed. American Women: a Library of Congress Guide for the Study of
Women's History and Culture in the United States. Washington, DC: Library of Congress,
2001. HQ1410.A44 2001
Hauser, Barbara R. and Julie A. Tigges, eds. Women's Legal Guide. Golden, CO: Fulcrum,
1996. KF478.W674 1996
Henderson, Helene, ed. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Sourcebook. Detroit:
Omnigraphics, 2000. HV6626.2.D66 2000
Hine, Darlene Clark, ed. Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America. New York:
Facts on File, 1997. E185.96.F2 1997 v.1
Howard, Angela M., and Frances M. Kavenik, eds. Handbook of American Women's History.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000. HQ1410 .H36 2000
Hudock, Amy E., and Katharine Rodier. American Women Prose Writers: 1820-1870. Detroit:
Gale, 2001. PS21 .D5 v.239 2001
Kinnear, Karen L. Women in the Third World: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA:
ABC-CLIO, 1997. HQ1870.9 .K58 1997
Kramarae, Cheris, and Dale Spender, eds. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women:
Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. 4v. New York: Routledge, 2000. HQ1115 .R69
Kreisel, Martha. American Women Photographers: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography.
Westport, CN: Greenwood, 1999. TR39.K74 1999
Lawler, Jennifer. Encyclopedia of Women in the Middle Ages. Jefferson, NC: McFarland,
2001. HQ1143 .L38 2001
Mankiller, Wilma Pearl, eds. The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History. Boston:
Houghton, 1998. HQ1410 .R43 1998
Martin, Mart. The Almanac of Women and Minorities in American Politics. Boulder, CO:
Westview, 1999. HQ1236.5.U6 M3778 1999
McFadden, Margaret, ed. Women's Issues. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 1997. HQ1115.W6425 1997
McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch. Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and
Momentous Discoveries. Washington, DC: Joseph, 1998. Q141.M358 1998
Mulford, Carla, ed. American Women Prose Writers to 1820. Detroit: Gale, 1999. PS21.D5
Robinson, Lillian S., ed. Modern Women Writers. 4v. New York: Continuum, 1996. PN471
.M62 1996 v.1
Paul, Elizabeth L., ed. Taking Sides. Clasing Views on Controversial Issues in Sex and Gender.
2 ed. Guilford, CN: McGraw, 2002. H61.T3579 2002
Scultz, Jeffrey, ed. Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1999.
HQ1236.5.U6 E53 1999
Shelton, Pamela. Contemporary Women Poets. Detroit: St. James, 1998. PS151 .C67 1997
Sherrow, Victoria. Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1996.
Slatkin, Wendy. Women Artists in History: From Antiquity to the Present. Upper Saddle River,
NJ: Prentice, 2001. N43 .S57 2001
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Trends in the Well-being of America's
Children and Youth. Washington, DC: The Office, 1999. HQ792.U5 T73 1999
Warren, Wini. Black women Scientists in the United States. Bloomington: Indiana, 1999.
Weatherford, Doris. Milestones: A Chronology of American Women's History. New York:
Facts on File, 1997. HQ1410.W434 1997
Weatherford, Doris. Women's Almanac. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 2000. HQ1101.W7562 2000
Wilson, Katharine M. Paul Schluter, and June Schluter, eds. Women Writers of Great Britain
and Europe: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1997. PN471.W565 1997
Begun, Abbey M. Women’s Changing Role. Detroit: Gale, 2000. H61.I64x W65 2000
Crow, Barbara, ed. Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader. New York: New York U, 2000.
Lim, Shirley, and Maria Herrera-Sobek, eds. Power, Race, and Gender in Academe: Strangers in
the Tower? New York: Modern, 2000. LC3727.P69 2000
Northrup, Christiane. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional
Health and Healing. New York: Bantam, 1998. RG121.N59 1998 JOHN ADAMS
Offen, Karen M. European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History. Stanford: Stanford U,
2000. HQ1586.O33 2000
Prose, Francine. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired. New York:
Harper, 2002. NX160.P675 2002
Ramusack, Barbara N. Women in Asia: Restoring Women to History. Bloomington, IN:
Indiana, 1999. HQ1726.R36 1999
Rowbotham, Sheila. A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United
States. London: Viking, 1997. HQ1593.R68 1997
for Articles in Periodical Databases
databases group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
by subject. They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries)
and the full text of the articles. Do you need help identifying
the differences between scholarly
journal v. popular magazine articles?
databases are part of the private, passworded Web, so you
will need to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access
those that CCSF subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the
Library either in person or online.
More information about obtaining a library bar code.
The Rosenberg Library Periodical Department subscribes to the following women and feminist journals:
Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies
Journal of Marriage & Family
Journal of Women’s History
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Women & Language
Women’s Sports and Fitness
Infotrac is a brand name for several databases with coverage from
1980 to the present. Most useful for hospitality topics are the
InfoTrac Business File ASAP, Academic ASAP, and the OneFile. These
databases let you limit your results to articles only from scholarly
journals by checking the box "Refereed titles."
Using the InfoTrac database, search journals that contain keywords such as women, feminism, and gender will give listings of periodicals and newsletters. The following is a partial list of titles that are indexed and the starred ones are full text.
· Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy*
· European Journal of Women’s Studies
· Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources*
· Feminism & Nonviolence Studies*
· Feminism & Psychology
· Gender & Society
· Gender, Place and Culture—A Journal of Feminist Geography
· Harvard Women’s Health Watch*
· Iris: A Journal about Women*
· Journal of Gender Studies
· Journal of Women’s History*
· Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers*
· Studies in Gender and Sexuality
are some examples of academic/scholarly web sites for Women's Studies.
If yu use a search engine, such as Google,
remember to evaluate
the quality of the results.
African American Women: Online Archival Exhibits
Collection of letters and memoirs of 19th century slave women, from Duke University.
A gateway to Library of Congress resources for the study of women's history and culture in the United States.
American Women’s History: A Research Guide
This Web site provides special features on Asian American women and immigrant women bibliographies.
Chicana & Latina Feminism
A biography of essential texts by women including Gloria Anzaldua, Cherrie Moraga, and Mirta Vidal and a thesis on modern feminism.
Core Lists in Women’s Studies-U.S. Women’s History
Maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association for College and Research Libraries, this document lists up to 50 in-print sources considered essential for this discipline.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present: Art
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
This Web site covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
The Web site provides an essay discussing feminism.
Feminism and Women’s Literature-Literary Resources
The Web site is devoted to sites specifically on women's literature, feminist criticism and gender studies.
Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources
Contains news of the latest print and audiovisual resources for research and teaching in women's studies.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
“The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of [national and international] female artists."
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Publishes feature articles on various topics relating to women and culture. Also includes book reviews, review articles, etc.
Women and Gender Studies (UC Berkeley Media Center)
The Web site offers videographies of holdings by subject, with annotations.
UCB also has a similar Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender site, which lists bibliographies and additional vendors
Women Studies Resources for Film and Video
This site, maintained by ACRL Women's Studies Section, offers resources to aid in the purchase and evaluation of films and videos
Women's Review of Books
Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College publishes lengthy reviews of a dozen or more books.
Women and Social Movements in the U.S. 1775-2000
Rich collection of primary resource material, organized around projects created by students at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
Women's Studies Quarterly
The quarterly is peer-reviewed, theme-base journal on teaching in women’s studies.
4000 Year of Women in Science
Biographies of more than 100 women in science through time. Includes some pictures as well.
Women’s Gift of Speech
The Web site contains speeches made by influential contemporary women writers.
Women's History Resources
A large collection of annotated links to sites about women's history, American women's history, and non-American women's history.
The Women’s Studies Database
The Web site offers information on various topics on women’s issues, with an emphasis for academic women’s studies programs.
It is created by Joan Korenman at the University of Maryland
WSSLinks – Women’s Studies Section Links: The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
WSS Links is a project of the Women’s Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
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