Women in History
have made up half the human race but you could never tell that
by the books that historians write."
- Using Primary Sources - Library of Congress Learning Page - http://www.loc.gov/teachers/usingprimarysources/
is a good place to get a foothold — a primer on types of primary
sources and evaluation of sources that offers a good explanation but
Sources Research - Yale University Library - http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/primarysources/
- A brief
primer on the formats of primary source materials, followed by material
specific to Yale.
Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students
- A simple
guide from the Bowdoin College History Department on preparing a research
paper for a college-level history course.
Women's History: A Research Guide - http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html
1300 citations/links to print and Web resources for the serious researcher,
including 80 digital collections of primary sources. From librarian
Ken Middleton at Middle Tennessee State University.
of Primary Sources - University of Idaho Library - http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html
- A listing
of over 4400 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives,
rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the
research scholar. Not just another list of repositories, this page covers
sites from around the world - with links to pages devoted soley to women's
Archival and Manuscript Collection - http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~women/manuscripts/
of Web pages of archives and libraries that have primary source materials
relevant to historical research of women.
Women's Collections - http://www.lib.utsa.edu/Archives/WomenGender/links.html
to Web pages of archives, libraries, and other repositories that have
primary source materials by or about women. By state. From the Archives
for Research on Women and Gender, University of Texas, San Antonio.
Joslyn Gage Website Links to Websites on Women in the 19th Century
- An extensive
collection of sites that includes primary source materials and archives.
Sites for Women's Studies - http://libr.org/wss/wsslinks/archwss.htm
by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research
Libraries. An alphabetic listing by region of the country.
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - http://www.archives.gov
Research Catalog is an online searchable database of almost 200,000
artifacts and over 400,000 archival holdings descriptions, a limited
portion of NARA's vast holdings.
Virtual Library History Index: Women's History - http://www.iisg.nl/w3vlwomenshistory/
directory of women's history Web sites covers major meta-indexes, journals,
conferences, institutions, and Web resources by time period, geography,
and topic. The topical index includes Jewish, lesbian, labor, business,
artists, music, medicine and nursing, aviation and space, science and
engineering, writers, and women's rights and suffrage. Searchable.
Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture - http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/
- Rare Book, Manuscript,
and Special Collections Library at Duke University. Three collections
here that include scanned images and text: Civil
War Women; Documents
from the Women's Liberation Movement - transcribed texts and images
of over 40 articles, pamphlets, flyers, and booklets from 1969-74; African-American
Women. Each collection includes links to other sites; the Civil
War Women - Primary Sources on the Internet is excellent. See the subject guide to the collection.
Women's History Soucebook - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/women/womensbook.html
are historians to remedy the silence about women in many traditional
accounts of history? This sourcebook attempts to present online documents
and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking
at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and
areas of Ancient, Medieval and Modern history.
- ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals - http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/vivahome.php
bibliography of women's history articles in historical and women's studies
journals. Citations are to articles in English and other languages from
more than 100 European and U.S. publications. The database goes back
to 1975. From the International Institute of Social History.
First Ladies' Library - http://www.firstladies.org/
bibliography of books, articles, letters, manuscripts, and other materials
by and about the First Ladies (and not necessarily in the collection
of the Library in Canton, Ohio. Manuscripts listed do include locations.
Except for the brief White House biographies,
none of the materials are online sources.
Women's History Project - Resource Center - http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/links.php
annotated list of Web resources. A great starting point.
Women's Hall of Fame - http://greatwomen.org/
biographies of the inductees to the Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY,
the birthplace of women's rights. Two hundred notable women (past or
present) in the U.S. While not a scholar's site, it is at least interesting
to follow the growing list of inductees.
Free Resources - Women's History Month - http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/index.htm
biographies of nearly 100 women and a timeline.
- Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at Rochester University - http://www.rochester.edu/SBA/index.html
- See in particular: Suffrage History; Resources
for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.
Anthony - http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/
site to a PBS program. The Resources
section has pointers to additional information: documents, articles,
did you do in the war, Grandma? - http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html
of oral histories -- Rhode Island women during World War II -- written
by Honors English high school students. Includes other information about
women in the war: glossary, a timeline, essays, bibliography, and links
American Women Writers of the 19th Century - http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/
searchable database of 52 published works by 19th-century black women
writers. Collection of the Digital Schomburg of the New York Public
Where Women Made History - http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/
from the National Park Service on 74 historic properties in Massachusetts
and New York.
and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930 - http://womhist.binghamton.edu/
- A searchable
collection of primary documents related to this topic/era. Organized
around grad student editorial projects, each of which poses a question
and provides 15-20 documents that address the question. Offers an "opportunity
to understand historical research and writing as an interpretive process
based on documents."
American Ancestors- http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/women.html
and genealogical information about these "foremothers." The list of
Women's History Links
includes links to biographies and some primary source materials.
Western History Resource - Making It Their Own: Women in the West
texts, biographies, images and links for further research. From Catherine
Lavender, of the Department of History, College of Staten Island, City
University of New York.
Union Catalog - http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html
or the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, is a free-of-charge
cooperative cataloging program operated by the Library
of Congress. The NUCMC page has many interesting links including
a list of 5500 Web sites of Repositories
of Primary Sources. The Library of Congress site contains a wealth
of historical information including the Library
of Congress Online Catalog, and the American
Memory (Library of Congress) - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/
collection of historical documents. Includes projects concerned with
women's history, including: National
American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/rbnawsahtml)
to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters during World
War II (http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html)Women
Pioneers in American Memory (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/women/women.html)
Historical Society - http://www.ohiohistory.org/
the Resources page
for services, databases and documents at the OHS and online.
Guide to Archival and Manuscript Resources on Women in Greater Cleveland
version of the guide to local agencies for primary source research published
by Women Historians of Greater Cleveland.
GROUPS: SUBSCRIPTION LISTSERVS (E-MAIL) & NEWSGROUPS: (MESSAGE BOARD)
or search for a group that matches your topic, e.g., women and history.
You find instructions on how to subscribe and how to request an information
Discussion Networks - http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/lists/
H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, an interdisciplinary
organization with edited lists and peer reviewed essays and discussion
for teachers, researchers and the interested public. Look through the
list for topics of interest, e.g., Civil War, women in the military.
Here are two examples:
List for Women and Gender in the South (639 subscribers)
List for Women's History (3,604 subscribers)
Groups - http://groups.google.com/
is now the repository of the Usenet discussion archives. You can seach
discussions by keyword or browse by group. You will not be able to post
from this service.
Search Tools - http://lii.org/search/file/searchtools
the Librarians Index to the Internet. Great search tools all on one
(Comprehensive Online Research Education) - http://www.lib.purdue.edu/core/
University's online tutorial for developing an "information strategy."
You must register (free) to begin the lessons but this allows you to
return anytime and measures your progress. It will take you from understanding
the research process to identifying, locating, evaluating, and managing
Engine Watch http://www.searchenginewatch.com
in with Search Engine Watch from time to time to find out what's new
with search engines. For now, take a look at two pages from Search Engine Watch: Analytics and Search
Engine Math - A simple math-od for effective searching and
Bones 101 http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml
of SouthCarolina Beaufort Library"s easy introduction to searching concepts.
Focus on these lessons. There are also excellent descriptions of some
of the major services.
1 - Search
2 - Meta-Search
3 - Subject
6 - Creating
a Search Strategy
7 - Basic
8 - Searching
With Boolean Logic and Proximity Operators
What To Do If...
EVALUATING SOURCES AND CITING
Their Use and Acknowledgement - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sources/
Dartmouth University. This work "provides a rationale for why, and offers
principles for determining when and how, you should cite sources".
Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
Melvin E. Page for H-Net. Suggestions for attributing electronic sources
based on the standard academic citation style of Kate Turabian.
Women in History quiz
The National Women’s History Project History Quizzes
Women's History Games, Quizzes, and Puzzles
World's Women's History Month page
Gifts of Speech
...and of course, the WIH host site: Lakewood
Public Library (and our launch
page for library PCs)
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