Women's and Gender Studies

Related Websites

Many of the following websites have been generously compiled by Larry Schwartz, Collection Management Librarian for the Livingston Lord Library at MSUM. If you have any suggestions for websites of interest to Women's Studies, please send them along to: womenstu@mnstate.edu

National Women's and Gender Studies Association (NWSA): http://www.nwsa.org/

NWSA supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the profession. NWSA publishes a newsletter NWSAction, the quarterly NWSA Journal and other publications

To find out more about NWSA click on About NWSA NWSA invites proposals to host its annual conference held in June. NWSA's annual conference provides an opportunity for teachers, students, scholars, activists, and community and cultural workers to share research findings, strategies, and programmatic concerns, for effecting social change.

Now available: What Programs Need: Essential Resources for WS Programs http://www.nwsa.org/publications/index.php

NWSA, University of Maryland, 7100 Baltimore Blvd., Ste. 500, College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 403-0525, Fax: (301) 403-4137; nwsa@umail.umd.edu

Women's and Gender Studies Lists on the Web and Women's Resources http://www.nwsa.org/wslists.htm

Thanks to Brittney Goodman, MSUM Library, for sending these links.

Minnesota Women's Consortium

The Minnesota Women's Consortium is the only one of its kind in the country. As a statewide collaboration of 160+ member organizations, the Consortium serves as a resource center to enhance equality and justice for women and children.

The Consortium does not take a stand on issues but rather helps women working for progressive social change stay in touch. As a clearinghouse, the Consortium keeps member organizations informed on issues pertinent to their work, increasing members' strength and impact.

Since 1981, Minnesota women have come to the Consortium with concerns and proposed solutions. The Consortium has supported and helped many vital organizations that work toward heightened awareness on women's issues, sound public policy, and ultimately, full equality for women.

Extensive Women's and Gender Studies Resources available at:

This link includes annotated listing of women-related email forums; an extensive, annotated listing of
women-related web sites, a link to the WMST-L File Collection in Women's and Gender Studies, and MUCH MORE.

The Center for Women and Information Technology: http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/

Special Thanks to Joan Korenman for kindly sending along these links.

The International Association of Feminist Economics:

The International Association of Feminist Economics IAFFE is a non-profit organization advancing feminist inquiry of economic issues and educating economists and others on feminist points of view on economic issues.

The Feminist Majority Foundation:

The Feminist Majority and The Feminist Majority Foundation are committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, the sharing of information of value to feminists everywhere, and effective action. (This site includes daily US and global news briefings and well-organized links to many policy, health and arts/literature sites. SB)

Thanks to Steven R. Bolduc, MSUM Economics, for sending these links.

The Coordinating Council for Women in History

Women's Institute for Financial Education: http://www.wife.org/

The Women's Institute for Financial Education (WIFE) offers a monthly newsletter focused on women's financial issues. Like a strange blend of _Oprah_ and _Fortune_ magazines, WIFE contains articles on relationships and money, children and money, careers and money, and even stress-management and money. We at the Scout Project find the acronym WIFE to be somewhat dubious for an organization promoting women's financial independence. However, this Website does offer some sound advice on a variety of topics relating, literally, to home economics.

United Nations Library : Publications - Bibliography on women

Thanks to Larry Schwartz, Collection Management librarian Livingston Lord library, MSUM

ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals: http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/vivahome.html

ViVa (originally reviewed in the October 6, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences), a current bibliography of articles about women's and gender history, has announced the release of the complete bibliography online. Compiled at the International Institute of Social History, ViVa contains over 5,200 articles from 114 European, American, and Indian journals published between 1975 and 2000. To facilitate browsing, bibliographic citations are divided by the year
of publication and then by the historical era of article content. The bibliography is searchable by keyword or via an advanced search with six variables. A list of journals indexed and a link to a related collection of women's history sites round out the site.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

From the University of Washington's EServer (formerly at Carnegie Mellon)http://eserver.org/feminism/index.html

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women:

"The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson State University was founded in 1990 to promote research on women and the integration of scholarship on women into the curriculum. It continues Towson State University's twenty-year tradition of experience, program success, and campus commitment to working on women's issues."

Women Leading Through Reading:

Includes a resource list of BASIC English literacy materials that address women's issues.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

HEARTH: Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, and History

This "collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines" offers carefully selected full-text works published between 1850 and 1950 on the domestic sciences, including "Institutional Management" and "Retail and Consumer Studies," as well as expected child care and housekeeping topics. Searchable and browsable through subject bibliographies with accompanying essays. From the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

Women Mystery and Detective Fiction Writers & the Rise of Feminism

This companion to a University of Evansville, Indiana, course has links to interviews, Web sites, and other information about over a dozen women authors in the mystery genre, including Marcia Muller, Sue Grafton, P.D. James, Agatha Christie, Patricia Highsmith, and Patricia Cornwell. It also includes links to information about early mystery writers. Provides related links.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

Women's Legal History Biography Project

Introduction :
Our primary purpose in building the website is to extend the historiography of women as lawyers in the United States. To date, there are few texts on the aspirations and accomplishments of pioneer women lawyers, and even less on how the profession has changed as a result of their entry. We want to encourage and enable both kinds of work through the material we collect here, and we hope in interactive cyber-fashion that visitors will use what they find to become contributors. We welcome submissions to the website, proposed links, and suggestions for articles and sources for the bibliography.

Our method is biographical. The fundamental documents at the site are the papers done in the Stanford Law School course on Women's Legal History. Each student chooses an early woman lawyer and writes a chapter about her. We expect that future students will add on to the work of their forbears until we have a complete picture of many of the lives. An example is the two papers on Lelia Robinson -- the first an overview or introduction, and the second focussed on her early practice in Washington Territory, and on uncovering more about the nature of her feminism. Professor Babcock has described the class and the website in Feminist Lawyers (see Articles): "Short and intense, the history of women lawyers makes a good story, and an instructive one for those of us who today would change the profession from within. It is, more than most histories, a composite, yet the accounts converge around the modern movement's central insight -- the personal is indeed political when it comes to women lawyers.

Gender and Science Digital Library

Our Mission

The Gender & Science Digital Library is a cutting-edge project from the Gender & Diversities Institute at EDC, in
conjunction with the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has established the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program a massive, international initiative which will result in a
network of learning environments and resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The program is aimed at meeting the needs of students and teachers at all levels--K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and lifelong learning--in both individual and collaborative settings, as well as formal and informal modes.

The Gender & Science Digital Library (GSDL) aims to provide high-quality digital resources to 1) help educators promote interest and engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education by learners of all ages, particularly females, 2) encourage learners to pursue science education and future careers in science, 3) provide an inter-disciplinary examination of the role of gender in the creation, teaching and learning of science, and 4) build community among all interested users for the purposes of inquiry, information exchange, best practices development and mentoring.

The collection will offer exceptional resources and services that help educators in promoting and implementing gender-equitable science education in both formal and informal settings, to both male and female students, and assisting in increasing female involvement in the sciences. In addition, it will provide resources to researchers and others working to understand the link between gender and science, including how gender influences the development of science and the role of women within science.

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States

In 2001 the Library of Congress created the print publication, "American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States." The guide was recently redesigned for online use with the addition of illustrations and links to existing digitized material in order to provide a small sample of the Library's vast holdings in this area. As such, the site is not a collection of digital items, but rather an introduction (and a very thorough one) to those researchers working in the area of American women's history. Along with the guide, the home page provides information that will help researchers planning to do on-site research at the Library of Congress, tips on searching for women's history resources in the catalogs, and information about Web broadcasts from events sponsored by the Library that are available through different Web sites. Some of the more recent broadcasts that are available include Amy Shapiro's discussion of her biography of the New Jersey Congresswoman, Millicent Fenwick, and a talk with Ann Hoog (a folk life specialist at the Library of Congress) about the "man-on-the-street" interviews conducted after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

"Oh What a Difference a Difference Makes: Gender in the Visual Arts"

Changes in the expression of gender and gender roles in portraits, nudes, depictions of mothers and fathers, and gendered work roles are the topics examined in this illustrated lecture from Mary Ann Sullivan, Professor of English at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz

Women's Studies materials from Lisa Gordis's Home Page: http://www.columbia.edu/~lmg21/index.html

African American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century: The Schomburg Library's collection of digitized texts.


American Women's History: A Research Guide


Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement: An on-line archival collection from the Special Collections Library at Duke University.


Gender Inn: Women and gender studies database


National First Ladies Library


Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony


Scribbling Women


A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT


Woman Suffrage -- National Archive Digital Classroom Project: Documents relating to woman suffrage in the United States.


Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930


Online Women's Business Center:

Online Women's Business Center is an interactive business training web site for entrepreneurial women dedicated to the development of professional and personal skills. We provide the information and expertise necessary for creating economic independence through business ownership."

Pierre Borochaults

Victorian Women Writers Project

"The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century, encoded using the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The works, selected with the assistance of the Advisory Board, will include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama. Considerable attention will be given to the accuracy and completeness of the texts, and to accurate bibliographical descriptions of them." Be forewarned, these are large downloads.

From the UN Division for Advancement of Women...

"Year 2000 marks the fifth anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women. The Conference, held in Beijing, China, was the largest UN conference ever. Delegates from 189 governments and 2600 NGOs participated; more than 30,000 women and men attended the parallel NGO forum. 189 countries endorsed the Beijing Platform for Action, which calls upon governments to take action in the 12 critical areas of concern:

The Feminization of Poverty Education and Training of Women Women and Health Violence against Women Women and Armed Conflict Women and the Economy Women in Power and Decision-Making Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women Human Rights of Women Women and the Media Women and the Environment The Girl Child "

Women's Human Rights Resources

Among the many women's issues covered at this site are education, equality, feminist theory, health, labor and employment, marriage and family, political rights, property law, housing, prostitution, race and gender, religion, and violence. Each of the twenty-six main topic areas has three sections: articles, containing citations (most are annotated) of published scholarly materials; documents, with abstracts (and some full-text) of cases, UN publications, reports from non-governmental organizations, international conventions/treaties, and more; and annotated links. This site is part of the Bora Laskin Law Library (Toronto, Ontario) and is searchable.

Women's History Month

Infoplease.com celebrates Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8) by featuring articles on the women's history movement and on women's current status in politics, business, the arts, and other fields. There is a categorical list of notable women and reference articles and links on awards, achievements, education, the labor force, motherhood, health, crime statistics, and organizations. There are also some puzzles, trivia games, and other "fun stuff."

Women's Rights

Contains transcripts and video of interviews with over ten political leaders and activists, sociologists, economists, and others, emphasizing the "unfinished struggle to secure women's rights." Includes a timeline of people and events related to women's rights (1776-2001), a glossary, and activities for students. From the Conversations with History Archive, University of California, Berkeley.

Thanks to Larry Schwartz


This website includes links to other sites that address all aspects of women's health and features spotlight articles researched by Brandeis Students. The website is created and maintained by Brandeis University students and is sponsored and overseen by the Former Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Susan J Blumenthal. This site focuses on Women's issues and beyound but specializes in college-aged women.

Thanks to Jeremy Berk, Brandeis University student, for this site.

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women is a comprehensive collection of full-text, searchable electronic resources developed to assist those working to domestic and sexual violence by increasing access to information and materials that are timely, reliable and relevant.