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Women Studies Subject Guide



Issues & Controversies - Facts on File

Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand. with balance, accuracy and regular updating.


A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Governement Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.


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American Decades Primary Sources

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.


Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.


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300 Women Who Changed the World

Encyclopedia Britannica's collection of biographies of great women in history.

American Memory: Women's History

Library of Congress gateway to research and sources for women's studies.

American Memory: Women's Suffrage

Library of Congress collection, includes primary documents, a timeline and other resources.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Includes subject index, digital resources and primary source links.

Association of College & Research Librarians: Women & Gender Studies

Provides access to a variety of resources for Women's Studies.

National First Ladies Library

Biographies of the first ladies.

Nevada Women's History Project

Providing visiblity and support for the gathering and dissemination of history about the roles and contributions of Nevada women of every race, class and ethnic background.

UNLV - The Women's Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN)

Includes research and biographies of women in Nevada.

Women's History Collections at the IISH: International Guide

Gives an overview of individuals and organizations whose papers and records can be used as primary sources for women's and gender history. The ViVa bibliography offers further information and provides a searchable database.

Women's History Month

Provided by Gale Cengage. Includes biographies, a timeline, resources on women's rights and links for more resources.

Women's Studies Database

The University of Maryland provides information and links.

Working Women: 1800-1930: Books & Pamphlets

Harvard University Open Collections Project.


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