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Dictionary of Feminist Theory. (Ref 305.4201 H883a) 2nd ed. Columbus: Ohio State University, 1995.

Encyclopedia of gender and society [Sage EReference] c2009

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender. Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.

The Encyclopedia of women in today's world [Sage EReference]. 2011.

Includes Dictionary of Women Worldwide and Women in American Society

Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection brings together nearly 200 language and subject...

 Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide. (Ref 305.42 W171) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.





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Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies and spans from 1972...

Multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content from six of Wilson's full-text...

This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic...

Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent...

A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and...

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Includes citations for dissertations ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester; those...

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Biography reference bank combines the complete content of Wilson's Biographies Plus Illustrated...

Combines over 300,000 biographies on more than 200,000 people from 70 Gale Group sources such as...

Distinguished Women of Past and Present - This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others.

Famous American Women: A Biographical Dictionary from Colonial Times to the Present. (Ref 920.073 F211) New York: Dover, 1983.

Lesser-known Women: A Biographical Dictionary. (Ref 920.72 G581) Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 1992.

National First Ladies' Library

Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary. (Ref 920.72 N843) Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971

Notable American Women, The Modern Period: A Biographical Dictionary. (Ref 920.72 N843a) Cambridge: Belknap, 1980.

Prominent Women of the 20th Century. (Ref 920.72 Sa12)4 vols. New York: UXL, 1996.

Women Nobel Prize Laureates - Listings of all female Nobel Prize Laureates. Links take you to biographical information. There is also full text of other biographies available through another directory of links. See also Nobel Prize Laureates, a collection of speeches by the women awarded the prizes.


Feminist Majority Foundation Online - Feminist news, including subjects related to sports, politics, health, literature, and more. Searchable.

Feminist Theory - Browse a variety of broad fields to study feminist theory. The fields cover aesthetics and body studies to religion, separatism, and science, with bibliographies and relevant links for each.

Gifts of Speech - Women's Speeches from Around the World

University of Wisconsin System, Women's Studies Librarian's Office - Provides information and direct access to many periodical and monograph publication related to Women's Studies, including links to other Women's Studies Institutions.

WSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites - Part of the WWW-Virtual Library, includes subjects on business, culture, health,history, politics, Lesbian sites, science, theology, and more. Sites are annotated.

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