Intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality within global contexts are intrinsic to the curriculum within the Women's Studies Department at the University at Albany. Several of the sites on this page have been intentionally selected to address this emphasis. As it would be difficult to comprehensively cover every geographical area, representative examples of sites which address global perspectives have been selected. Subject Resources for Sociology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and others will also be useful to consult.
"This English language database contains over 22,000 citations from 1986 to present. < Retrieved October 2007> The database indexes six types of materials: books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes." The database indexes what the compiler can find published in English about African women. This database is the outgrowth of a three volume work published in 1989 by Greenwood Press that indexed materials on African Women published during the International Women's Decade, 1975-1985.
Provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources.
Bibliography for Ecofeminism and Environmental Philosophy by Professor Karen J. Warren at Macalester College.
Other faculty pages:
Ecofeminist Readings compiled by Petra Mayerhofer
This "multidisciplinary subject bibliography of black American feminist writings that follows is an effort to combat the erasure of black feminist subjectivity and thought through the promotion and use of the literature for the general public, students, scholars and life-long learners seeking information on African American feminism and African American feminist interpretations of a broad range of issues. The bibliography documents and validates an intellectual tradition that is continuously ghettoized within black studies, women's studies and society as a whole. Moreover, the bibliography serves to ensure a place for black American feminist ." Examples of related bibliographies include Lesbian Subjectivities: Theorizing, Critiquing, Personalizing and Film, Media and Television and Legal Theory and many other social science bibliographies which specifically intersect women and gender studies. Compiled by Sherri L. Barnes, University of California Santa Barbara Libraries
Bibliography of books currently in print arranged by subject headings. The site is sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Women's Studies Section.
Guides to women's studies databases from the Instruction Committee of the Women's Studies Section Association of College & Research Libraries / American Library Association
Scholarship on women, sexuality and gender during the Middle Ages. A searchable index for journal articles, book reviews and essays in books. MFI is sponsored by Haverford College, Pennsylvania.
This site provides bibliographies on gender, ethnicity and class, nationalism and world politics. This site includes a variety of interest areas such as history, religion, literary criticism, and the performing arts. "H-Net Reviews" in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly review journal. H-Net is also an edited electronic discussion group for historians, teachers,archivists, and others interested in women's history.
"IWI ... is a group of interactive tutorials that teach concepts and techniques for effective searching and retrieval of online information on International Women's Issues." Provides an excellent overview of the types of research tools available for feminist studies.
Bibliographies covering Southeastern Asia, which can be searched by area or country. Reflects materials held at UC Berkeley, however materials can also be accessed either through our library or through Inter-Library Loan.
A Web tutorial and resource for faculty and students to navigate electronic resources and integrate information literacy concepts into their course content.
"This is a series of bibliographies published by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office. The bibliographies have been prepared by librarians, women's studies faculty members, graduate students in library and information studies, staff members of the Women's Studies Librarian's Office, and others. In addition to the bibliographies available electronically here, there are older bibliographies available in print versions only. Single print copies of most are free upon request." Some are available freely on the Web.
"The University of Toronto's Bora Laskin Library and The Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (WHRR) collects, organizes and disseminates information on women's human rights law to facilitate research, teaching and cooperation. The information introduces women's human rights law in general, emphasizes selected international and Canadian topics, and explores the interconnections between domestic and international human rights law."
Includes highlighted E-Resources, feminist publications, bibliographies, extensive list of general resource links and a comprehensive subject listing on women and gender.
University at Albany guide to electronic and print sources.
A project of the International Women's Tribune Center which focuses on women and development and perspectives of women from the Global South. Their list is derived from over 250 publications from over 70 publishers.
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Produced by Larry Riddle, Dept. Mathematics, Agnes Scott College, GA., USA.
Women's International Center (WIC) established a worldwide permanent information and educational home for women to learn, teach and create. The Women's International Institute provides biographies of women.
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The purpose of this group is to develop the participation and role of women in African economies and governance.
"Conference Alerts" posts academic conferences worldwide. This site features several upcoming women's studies conference. See also NWSA 2009 Conference, November 12-15, 2009 -DIFFICULT DIALOGUES November 12-15, 2009 Atlanta, GA. Look for other Northern American conferences such as, The Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Program's 2010 women's studies conference.
Discussions on diversity, feminism, multiculturalism, affirmative action, curriculum transformation, institutional vision, leadership, systemic change and more. A workroom in which educators can come together on-line to discuss, share resources and ask questions.
A site which provides a large selection of gender related e-mail lists that are open to the public. lists links for conferences, organizations and a activist calendar for feminists. This is part of The University of Maryland Women's Studies Database under "Computing."
An example of a more "popular" site containing various discussion groups relating to women's issues. Includes career and job seeking tips.
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Special collections at Duke University. Includes Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Vilet Lester, Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson.
The Library of Congress offers digital research collections and resources through this site. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. The Women's History collections on this site include examples from the "Records of the National Woman's Party", and useful primary resources of 19th century texts found in periodicals. For example, the holograph of the anti-slavery speech handwritten by Susan B. Anthony can be viewed here.
"On-line archival collections featuring scanned pages and texts of the writings of women during the American Civil War. Includes the 1864 diary of Alice Williamson, a 16 year old girl from Gallatin, Tennessee, the papers of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a renowned Confederate spy, and the papers of Sarah E. Thompson, a spy for the Union."
"(DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. " Sponsored by The University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Description of new collection on renowned feminist author, cultural theorist, Gloria Evangelina AnzaldÃºa. Her manuscripts, notebooks are now held at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin. Plans are in progress for some digital access.
Digitized collection of selected journal titles for use by Cornell University patrons and on-site use. One can browse the periodical titles included in the collection.
"Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 9,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation".
"Making Sense of Evidence helps students and teachers make effective use of primary sources. This source provides strategies for analyzing online primary materials, with interactive exercises and a guide to traditional and online sources. âScholars in Actionâ segments show how scholars puzzle out the meaning of different kinds of primary sources, allowing you to try to make sense of a document yourself then providing audio clips in which leading scholars interpret the document and discuss strategies for overall analysis".
An alphabetical annotated guide to primary source materials (predominantly microfilm) available at Bartle Library, SUNY Binghamton.
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There are many entries for feminism in this source. Each entry provides a direction on how to cite these sources. For example, under the current version of the entry "Feminist History of Philosophy" an example of the citation is provided.
Site provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world. Contains several bibliographies in English, French and Spanish languages.
A searchable database providing access to over 8300 records pertaining to feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature.
A comprehensive Web page including articles and Web sites addressing a variety of topics in feminist theory.
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Part of the database from the The University of Maryland, Women's Studies Web Site
Women's Audio Visuals In English (WAVE) "is a database maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women. The information has been drawn entirely from distributors' and producers' catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs." Note: resources have not necessarily been examined.
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Site contains information on Internet networks, statistics, and third world countries relating to women's issues, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Includes links to women's studies databases based in Brussels. In Dutch, French and English.
"On the global as well as the local levels, progressive social movements are struggling for social justice against corporate rule, inequality, sexism, racism, environmental destruction, poverty and war. Such a moment as this cries out for the committed engagement of intellectuals. What is required is no less than bold, transformative thinking in service to the emancipatory projects of our social movements. The Research and Learning Center seeks to be a locus of such praxis. We call together activists of all disciplines to form a nurturing community of thinkers in support of progressive social change." Located in San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico." See links for lists of cooperatives. See also, MUJERES PRODUCTORAS/Women's Cooperative
Seeks to develop an understanding of the ways in which gender affects the exercise of power and the conduct of public policy internationally. A general information page for the Center, with hyper links to articles, speeches and related resources.
Use the home page button on the bottom of the page to access titles and reports like "Initial Impacts of Welfare Reform on the Incomes of Single-Mother Families."
Resources, organizations, Web sites, and a listserv relating to Chicana/Latino Studies can be found at this site.
Provides information, publications and a bibliographic database. In Dutch, French and English.
Gender equality legislation, treaties, council reports, gender mainstreaming and other very useful documents from the European Union including Gender Equality Magazine and others.
Global Gateway is a searchable gateway to rich primary source materials relating to history and culture throughout the world. This Library of Congress site offers more than 80 thousand digital items. In addition, it is a portal to international research centers and collections, presentations, exhibitions with links to many important resources.
A UN site that describes what the United Nations has done for the equal treatment of women. It also lists committees within the UN responsible for supporting women's rights. The United Nations Charter was the first global treaty which called for equality between women and men.
Selected sites on women outside the U.S. and Canada.
News and Action alerts on global issues from the National Organization of Women.
The fund concentrates on fostering a multilateral policy dialogue on women's empowerment. It works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, and acts as a catalyst within the UN system, supporting efforts that link the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas.
"UNIFEM Arab States Regional Office was established in Amman in 1994, as one of 15 regional offices of UNIFEM worldwide. Today UNIFEM Arab States Regional Office's mandate encompasses 17 Arab countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria." Contains news, press releases, and useful links.
Provides current news, bibliography, related links, and some full text journal articles relating to women's issue in the former Yugoslavia.
GEO or Grassroots Economic Organizing: News from the frontlines of economic solidarity and grassroots globalization-from-below is "a decentralized collective of educators, researchers and grassroots activists working to promote an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability--a "solidarity economy"--through grassroots journalism, organizing support, cross-sector networking and movement-building and the publication of educational and organizational resources." They focus on feminism & gender justice and they are "a founding organizational member of the Data Commons Project, a collaborative effort to create a shared, public database of the cooperative economy in North America. [They] are also a member of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the United States Solidarity Economy Network, and a regular co-sponsor of the Eastern Conference on Workplace Democracy. "
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"The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a national coalition of nonprofit health and environmental organizations. [Their] collective goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the personal care products industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health concerns, and replace them with safer alternatives.[They work with] endorsing organizations, responsible businesses and thousands of citizen activists to shift the cosmetics market toward safer products and to advocate for smarter laws that protect our health from toxic chemicals and encourage innovation of safer alternatives."
If you are a scholar or student that is not familiar with the term ecofeminism, in this web site you will be able to find "a good introduction to the subject. If you are already familiar with ecofeminism [you can ] feel free to contribute articles, Web site links, activist information, or resources.â
This site addresses the disproportionate affect of environmental problems on the poor, and marginalized communities around the world, specifically the building of cheap factories or other environmentally hazardous areas where property taxes and community protest is low. "Environmental justice advocates work to reverse this way of thinking and to empower these communities to fight for their environmental health and safety rights.â
The web site has access to available academic articles which discuss Environmental Justice and Gender.
"Skin Deep pairs ingredients in more than 41,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind. Why did a small nonprofit take on such a big project? Because the FDA doesn't require companies to test their own products for safety." From this site, you can search a product, ingredient or company to find out what's in your personal care products or more information on ratings by environmental groups that assess the health quotient of each product.
"The overall goal of the Program 'Gender and Environmental Justice' is to explore political ecology issues through a gender lens looking at the impacts of the energy and water crises, climate change, biotechnology, and unsustainable economic growth on peoples and their environments.â
This is a project focused to "help connect women internationally, share information and work for ecological health and peace with justice in the new millennium. But [their] roots go back to an earlier Women and Life on Earth movement.â
"According to WECF everybody has the right to Safe Energy. Sabine Bock, WECFâs Energy and Climate Change coordinator states: âPoverty forces people to burn waste (e.g. plastics, tar, oil, kerosene, and traditional biomass) indoors for heating and cooking purposes, emitting toxic fumes and causing major health problems. WECF is concerned about the effects of climate change and the burdens that climate-related changes and disasters put on women, men and children, including health, environmental, and economic impacts in our region and globally." See conference posting and reports written in collaboration with United Nations Environment Program â UNEP â, Women in Europe for a Common Future â WECF , and WAVE - Women as the Voice for the Environment.
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Global Exchange offers this tutorial on how to become active on global economic issues and from their perspective, how the global economy works. The tutorial asks, "Who are the players, how do they make decisions, who benefits, and who suffers?" Global Exchange is "an education and action resource center,[advancing their] vision by working to ensure [their] members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world."
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Special Collections Library, Duke University. Also, please check Africana Studies Internet Resources Web page for additional relevant on-line archival collections.
A listing of sites selected by Academic Info gateway.
Developed by Middle Tennessee State University Library
An on-line archival collection from the Special Collections Library, Duke University.
Much of this material is new to the scholarly community and provides a window not only into Emma Goldman but also into social and cultural movements in late nineteenth- and early twentieth- century America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
This site lists " on-line sources on the website of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and resources to collections in the Harvard Business School's Historical Collections on Women, Enterprise and Society. " For example, the site claims to have "primary sources relating to colonial shop keeper Elizabeth Murray, both images and texts; time line; family tree; bibliography; grade-level specific lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school classes; and rotating examples of student work accomplished in response to the lesson plans."
Contains the full-text of the U.S. Constitution and amendments related to women and civil rights.
A guide to WWW pages of archives, libraries, and other repositories that have primary source materials by or about women.
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.
Look for local archival collections on women and women's organizations. Also listed here, are Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered History: A guide to electronic and print resources for conducting research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered History by Graduate Student Michelle Powers.
A project of the Department of History at New York University.
"As a virtual collection of primary and secondary materials, Marriage, Women, and the Law was an innovative experiment in the electronic creation, dissemination, and maintenance of scholarly research resources. It was the first RLG-member collaboration to build a digital materials resource. What we learned in this project informed and spurred RLG's subsequent work to bring pooled digital collections online. The project demonstrated the great potential of digital collections to facilitate and enhance research in a wide range of disciplines. All items had value for scholars of 19th-century and early 20th-century family law and domestic relationships. The strength of this collection was the extent, quality, and cohesion of the content. The database united materials in a variety of formats from these research institutions."
An extensive chronology of important events on the route to women's equity. This site was established for the 150th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 and includes excellent "favorite sites" on women's history, organizations and contemporary movement resources.
University of California Berkeley Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office features full-length oral histories of seven major figures in twentieth-century suffragist history. The site also includes the contents of the University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.
Archival sources from the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.
"The library dates its origin from August 26, 1943. On that day Radcliffe College received from alumna Maud Wood Park '98, who had been a leader in the movement for woman suffrage, her collection of books, papers, and memorabilia on women reformers. Her "Woman's Rights Collection" became the nucleus of a research library called the Women's Archives, which the college gradually augmented during the 1940s and 1950s. To honor Harvard University historian Arthur M. Schlesinger and his wife Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger, who were strong supporters of its mission, the library was renamed in 1965. When a new women's movement surged in the 1960s and 1970s, the library's collections grew very rapidly, as feminist activists highlighted the importance of women's history and created their own documents and publications." The library holds contains letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Primary source materials documenting the historical experience of women in the United States and abroad from the colonial era to the present. Subject strengths include birth control, women's rights, suffrage, the contemporary women's movement, U.S. women working abroad, the arts (especially theatre), the professions (especially journalism and social work), and middle-class family life in nineteenth and twentieth century New England. Collections include rich sources of visual images, as well as manuscript and printed material.
Sweatshop history archival presentation by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University in cooperation with the Union of Needletrades,Industrial and Textile Employees.
Examples of archival women's history projects, bibliographies, thematic research guides and full-text essays. "A large part of this website is now co-published by Alexander Street Press and available by subscription only. On that site, an extensive database and "semantic indexing" provides rich keyword searching of all document projects as well as 29,000 additional pages of primary documents. Full-text searching of freely-available document projects continues to be accessible from this page." The University at Albany now subscribes to this resource. Please go to the Database Finder or the Minerva Catalog on the University at Albany Libraries Homepage.
"This site will provide access to digitized books (over 2000), manuscripts (10,000 pages) and images (1,000) from the collections of Harvard University Libraries and Museums on the topic of women in the U.S. economy from 1870-1930."
Includes oral history sites, digital collections, and megasites. Created by the Office of the Women's Studies Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Historiography of women as lawyers in the United States. Pioneer women lawyers, their aspirations and accomplishments.
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Contains over 4,000 documents and web sites covering human rights issues, including news, organizations, the death penalty, and freedom of speech. The site also has its own search engine and a comprehensive human rights by country and regions section. English and Spanish versions are available.
"UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS,developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender and human rights issue. While HIV/AIDS is a health issue, the epidemic is a gender issue. Statistics prove that both the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS are not random. HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects women and adolescent girls who are socially, culturally, biologically, and economically more vulnerable."
HRIC provides up to date information on human rights in China, including topics covering children's and worker's rights, religious freedom, media and censorship, the environment,Tibet and Hong Kong.
contains articles, links, ngo information, and a hyper linked map of Central and South America, which provides country specific reports.
Site provides links to educational resources, forums, projects, official reports, and articles relating to human rights. HRI also has its own searchable Internet directory.
Contains current news, publications, campaigns, HRW reports, and a useful search engine. HRW is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish.
Site provides general information, legal and political documents, and a thorough list of related links.
Monitors the treatment of Hungarian minorities in Rumania, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and Ukraine. Text is in English and Hungarian.
IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. Useful news alerts and essays.
A non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates - primarily women's and social justice organizations - to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives. A Declaration on Human Rights from a Gender Perspective is included.
An indispensable site for international human rights information, including news, treaties, programs, documents, and a large source of related links.
Full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as adopted by the General Assembly of the UN, on December 10, 1948.
is a network of women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws, both written and unwritten, drawn from interpretations of the Koran tied up with local traditions. They work to create links amongst women and women's groups (including those prevented from organising or facing repression if they attempt to do so) within Muslim countries and communities.
Topics with associated lists of article citations, full-text articles, books, sites, documents and ngo reports. Selected information from the Bora Laskin Law Library - University of Toronto
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"Feminist Africa provides a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent. By prioritising intellectual rigor, the journal seeks to challenge the technocratic fragmentation resulting from donor-driven and narrowly developmentalist work on gender in Africa." Cape Town, South Africa: African Gender Institute, 2002--
A list of the table of contents of past issues, along with some full text articles.
Available through JSTOR.
Includes some full-text articles and reviews on gender and postcolonial identities.
The leading international journal in women's studies -- This site offers the table of contents for past issues of Signs, published by the U. of Chicago Press and owned by our library. The focus of essays ranges from cross-disciplinary theory and methodology often focusing on concerns of women's studies.
A site providing a bibliography of articles about women's and gender history and is compiled by the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The periods covered range from Ancient to Modern history. Articles are published in English, French, German, and Dutch.
A site which includes refereed online journals centered on gender issues in Judaism.
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Provides news and legislation on (LGBT) Rights.
Resources for SGL/LGBT People of African Descent. This site remains for historical research but is no longer being maintained.
Excellent academic sources and Web sites from the University of California, Santa Barbara Library. Includes sites to specialized archives and libraries, organizations, e-journals and bibliographies.
Contains international press releases, a bimonthly online journal published in English, Spanish, and French, links to similar international online resources organized by country. The site also has asylum information for those persecuted because of their sexual orientation.
gathers and preserves records of Lesbian lives and activities. The Lesbian Herstory Archives of New York City is the largest and oldest Lesbian archive in the world, began in 1973 as an outgrowth of a Lesbian consciousness-raising group at the Gay Academic Union.
Princeton University Library
An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History. The site attempts to include original texts, discussions of LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world.
An extensive directory of 25488 files, it contains news updates, information on domestic partnership, the American Psychological Association (APA)resolution on the treatment of homosexuality, and several other links.
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives University Libraries, University at Albany
An extensive list of sites on gay, lesbian & queer studies. This site is recognized as one of the most comprehensive social science meta sites. Use the link above and then click on "Gender Studies".
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A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text database and is key-word-searchable.
"On this page the reader interested in women's studies will find a bibliography of scholarship on women's art and lives, with an emphasis on women writers from the medieval through the 19th century European world."
A site devoted to providing biographical information on women authors and bibliographies that are searchable by name, time period, or country. This source is supported by Carnegie Mellon University.
Contains numerous links to sites that concentrate on women's literature and gender studies.
An impressive list of women artists which can be further researched using U Albany resources. Biographies on women artists are linked on this page. The images of artists referred to on this page are restricted to U Wisconsin authorized users. This site is maintained by the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.
An excellent source of information on women writers from South Asia and what they have written. This site also has many links on women in Asia. Check out the Sawnet Bookshelf.
An instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color.
An agency which encourages working class people, especially from marginalized groups, to realize their work in book format. Sarah Richardson, the author of "Writing on the line" an annotated list of working class women writers of the 20th Century, describes where her idea for the book came from, and the process of researching and writing the book. The site also contains a brief sound file of Sarah Richardson talking about "Writing on the line".
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Academic Info is an Educational Subject Directory maintained by the University of Phoenix.
A miscellaneous list of sites on women.
Was created to provide women with a comprehensive, searchable Web directory of links to female friendly sites. Also includes "The Adventures of Cybergirl."
Focuses on global issues and broad social and economic focus from feminist perpsectives. The page is maintained by an individual and has not been updated recently. However, it is a useful beginning place for sites on activism. Includes a search engine which allows access to a wide variety of subject pages.
A broad array of sites including speeches, essays, classifieds, and links on activism.
Gender Inn is a searchable database from the University of Cologne providing access to over 7,500 records pertaining to feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature. gender Inn is continually updated. Records are indexed using a feminist search index.
Journals, research projects, organizations/societies, governmental bodies related to women and law from the Social Science Information Gateway.
Global Gateway is a searchable gateway to rich primary source materials relating to history and culture throughout the world. This Library of Congress site offers more than 80 thousand digital items. In addition, it is a portal to international research centers and collections, presentations, exhibitions with links to many important resources. Global Gateway is a searchable gateway to rich primary source materials relating to history and culture throughout the world. This Library of Congress site offers more than 80 thousand digital items. In addition, it is a portal to international research centers and collections, presentations, exhibitions with links to many important resources.
An excellent and extensive resource, updated regularly. H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Women is free and open to everyone with a mature and abiding interest in the history of women.
SOSIG aims to offer social scientists a quick and easy way of finding quality networked information that can support their work. The system uses controlled thesaurus terms such as "women's movement, women's employment, women's suffrage, women's rights, equal rights of men and women."
An extensive list of sites recognized as one of the most comprehensive social science meta sites.
Definition and graphic explanation of metasites by University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Librarian Office.
Women's Studies Database from the University of Maryland -- A key women's studies meta site which began in 1992. In cooperation with the Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland, this site is regularly maintained with lists of international sites and is often used to search for women's studies syllabi. See Women's Studies Online Resources for more information.
A selective, alphabetical listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies/women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program. Maintained by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
WomensNet supports women's organizations locally, nationally and worldwide by providing and adapting telecommunications technology to enhance their work. IGC page claims that "There are thousands of progressive people who continue to use the @igc.apc.org domain name with pride. Over 250 nonprofit organizations host their websites with IGC."
The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women.
Listings of general and popular sites.
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A national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. AAUW statistics and reports can be ordered through this site.
An independent research and educational organization concerned with understanding and appreciating indigenous peoples and their cultures. Includes research on domestic and international policy. "The Fourth World Institute" and related sites indicate their emphasis on research, education, and policy analysis for Fourth World nations.
An organization which offers emergency medical assistance provide public information on the plight of the populations served. "Founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race,religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people supersede respect for national borders."
Bibliographies on feminist law in a variety of countries.
An organization promoting social, economic, and political equality for women. Check out Choices Campus Community to find out how people are engaging in feminist leadership and activism online.
An international organization focusing on female human rights.
List of Women's Organisations arranged by country. Not updated since 2004.
IWPR is involved in researching and promoting women's policy issues.
"Established in 1951 as an intergovernmental organization to resettle European displaced persons, refugees and migrants, IOM has now grown to encompass a variety of migration management activities throughout the world."
MADRE works in partnership with women's community-based groups worldwide to address issues of health, economic development and other human rights. See their "links" for country specific issues and partnership efforts.
Includes information on key issues, news, NOW chapters, and NOW Political Action Committees (PAC's).
"The New Japan Women's Association (NJWA or Shinfujin) was founded on October 19, 1962 at the call of 32 women including Hiratsuka Raicho (pioneer of the Japanese women's movement,) Nogami Yaeko (writer) and Iwasaki Chihiro (artist of pictures for children.) Shinfujin activities are carried out in over 10,000 groups, which are organized all over the country; in workplaces and communities, including rural areas. Shinfujin has a head office that unites chapters working in all the 47 prefectures and branches in 880 municipalities. Under the five objectives, Shinfujin works to realize all kinds of women's demands concerning such issues as women's rights, equality with men, better working and living conditions, measures to support child-care, education, environmental protection, peace and abolition of nuclear weapons."
Alternative, non-mainstream news and public interest reporting organization often addressing issues of concern to feminists. Accessible from this site are news transmissions(for those with an audio-enabled computer).
The organization sponsors international programs, with localized non-governmental organizations (NGO's), in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote social, economic and political improvements.
A political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in "fundamentalism-blighted" Afghanistan.
Network and support organization for business and career women.
Founded in 1915 during World War I, WILPF works to acheive through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.
WINGS is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes.
Site includes directories of women's organizations, networks, adacemic professional organizations. University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian Office site.
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"The bewildering nature of electronic resources, overflowing with format changes, provider changes and vendor mergers, makes an objective assessment of these products difficult and challenging. This resource is intended to assist educators with collection development responsibilities and interest in the area of women's and gender studies. It presents data on commercial databases available with updated information on scope, content, cost, etc. Available reviews of these products are also listed".
World Bank statistical site. Choose any country listed and the topic "education" to see percentages of females enrolled at all levels of education and as teachers, the literacy rates and more.
"Making Sense of Evidence helps students and teachers make effective use of primary sources. This source provides strategies for analyzing online primary materials, with interactive exercises and a guide to traditional and online sources. 'Scholars in Action' segments show how scholars puzzle out the meaning of different kinds of primary sources, allowing you to try to make sense of a document yourself then providing audio clips in which leading scholars interpret the document and discuss strategies for overall analysis".
Contains approximately 600 syllabi for women studies courses.
An extensive site on gender and education with several links to useful sites. Women and Gender Studies Corelists, WSSLINKS, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
"ACLAnet was conceived as an interactive network and database that would permit USERS to post, read, retrieve, and respond to messages on the bulletin board; to contribute to a LIBRARY of documents (these currently include syllabi and various essays or position papers); to conduct free-text searches across all documents; and to establish group discussions on topics of continuing or current interest."
Individual instructors list syllabi for their courses.
"This feature provides annotated syllabi that offer creative approaches to teaching, with particular emphasis on innovative ways of organizing the U.S. Survey and integrating technology. Teachers reflect on how a social history approach, active learning techniques, and Web-based resources and new media have impacted their teaching and their students."
Use the "Syllabus Finder" on this site.
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"An umbrella site for not-for-profit organizations serving the literature and literacy needs of women."
"A comprehensive website listing women-owned, women-centered publishers and booksellers." Includes list of independent presses, lists of magazines and journals, as well as media sources.
List of review sources for women's studies collections from the Association of College and Research Libraries, Women's Studies Section.
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A resource agency that educates community members about their roles in family abuse prevention and supports all family members in building violence-free lives.
Laura X This website is for historical purposes only about our work, the data, and to be used as links to others in the field. REFERRAL NOTE: if you need free and immediate assistance, call 1-800-799-SAFE (National Domestic Violence Hotline) or 1-800-656-HOPE (for RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.)
Dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of women and their children. Internet links include advocate pages for battered lesbians, immigrants as well as links on domestic violence prevention and support to victims of incest.
An extensive list of sites on non-violence with particular emphasis on international peace organizations.
A non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operates America's only national hotline for survivors of sexual assault.
An annotated list of recorded sources, from traditional ballads to punk, compiled by Gerri Gribi.
This toolkit provides "concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against women" and was created by the the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.
University of Rhode Island Broken Bud News -- Contact information.
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"These pages have been developed by the students of Kyoto Sangyo University for non-Japanese who would like to learn about famous personages in modern-day Japan. The people selected for these pages reflect the interests and opinions of university-age Japanese students." Categories include musicians, politicians, sports figures, TV & movie personalities, cultural leaders, writers, and others.
List of resources for learning about women and feminism in Japan. Created by Kristin Switala and hosted by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech University (1999). Many of the sites are no longer active but the bibliography may be useful for initial work.
Example of on jounal issue (March 2002) containing full-text articles from Intersections: Gender History and Culture in the Asian Context, "... a refereed electronic journal conceived as an interactive forum for new research and teaching in the area of Gender Studies in the Asian region".
Jonathan Head interviews some Japanese women mostly on the topic of marriage and women's roles and the perception of women in Japan (2004). A 16-minute video of the report is broadcast and is available for viewing. The transcript of the video is included.
Stock photography of Japanese women. Includes photos of modern-looking and traditionally-dressed Japanese women.
The Japan Children's Rights Network is concerned with the rights of childern and offers this site to assist with parental rights and custodial relationships. Their motto is "Every Child Has Two Parents." The organization's stated purpose "is to to disseminate information to help change attitudes and laws in Japan in order to assure all children of frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with both natural parents, regardless of citizenship, marital status or gender."
"CWAJ is a Tokyo based volunteer organization for women of all nationalities interested in education, cross-cultural opportunities and friendship. Since CWAJ's founding in 1949, dedicated women have shared a common goal to provide higher education through international cooperation."
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Maintained by the Japan Association for the Advancement of Working Women. This site contains information about the center's career development activities, counseling services and library, as well as online access to their museum exhibits. There is also a bi-annual newsletter in PDF format. "It provides special feature articles on working women as well as serial articles and a variety of information on seminars and events organized by CAWW."
Japan's Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office site listing 2006-2007 full-text national and international documents on gender aspects in government and society. On this site there are legal documents/primary sources translated into English. For example, under the Violence Against Women section, the full-text of the "Law for the Prevention of Spousal Violence and the Protection of Victims" is accessible here. English translations of various government white papers and reports on women in Japan, and also includes an annual newsletter about women's issues titled, "Women in Japan Today."
This site makes available recent statements made by representatives of Japan at international conferences concerning women's issues.
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"The JIWE aims to improve the welfare of female workers and to contribute to the industrial development of Japan by supporting the establishment of good employment relations and promoting opportunities for female workers to make full use of their vocational abilities." This site includes information about the organization and its activities, excerpts from Japanese law about gender equality in the workplace, and information about the situation of Japanese women in the workplace.
"JWS pays special attention to promoting women's participation in sport and increasing the number of opportunities for women's leadership. At the same time, by improving the status of women in sport, JWS strives for enhancing the quality and status of women in society."
Contains the mailing addresses of women's organizations in Japan and also the web and e-mail addresses when available.
This organization is in charge of the Yokohama Women's Community Center as well as the Yokohama Women's Forum and Forum Yokohama. This site includes information about the organization in addition to a newsletter (back issues accessible).
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"The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American womenâs political participation." This page includes election coverage pertaining to women in office, essays and statistics on women in U.S. politics.
This Center offers online full-text research reports and analysis on women in state leadership, gubernatorial appointments, policy issues such as democratic representation and underrepresentation of people of color. Archival collection for this organization is held in M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives at the University Libraries, University at Albany
Women's Speeches From Around the World.
The mission of the Office is to identify qualified women leaders, develop their leadership skills, and advance them into deanships, vice presidencies, and presidencies of higher education institutions, or equivalent positions.
Quotations and speeches.
Table showing the representation of women in the parliaments of over 100 countries. This table was compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance(IDEA)'s goal is to strengthen the impact of women in decision making forums.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union's Web page on the representation of in women in the political systems of the worlds's sovereign states. Statistical information.
A grassroots organization which provides information on women leaders world wide. Includes updated "action alerts".
Documents women Nobel Laureates from 1903 to the present. Includes biographies, bibliographies and related links.
Includes world leaders 1945-, includes current leaders worldwide, women leaders, current rulers and data on length of office for some leaders.
A Danish student's personal page provides an extensive listing of women leaders. The author indicates he found most information on the Web. Some of the sources for the information listed can be found on the author's page. Be sure to doublecheck other sources.
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"...[S]cholars in a newly developing field called science studies began to analyze science as a cultural product, and feminist scholars began to use insights from science studies. In the history of biology the question of gender and race have always been linked." Anne Fausto-Sterling is Professor of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University. On her page she selects a few from from the now dozens of books and thousands of articles on the topics of gender, race and science.She is Chair of the Faculty Committee on Science & Technology Studies.
A page created by Laura McCullough, Ph.D. ,Associate Professor, Department of Physics University of Wisconsin-Stout updated in 2008. This site has a variety of useful links and also includes a bibliography from 2001.
Site includes biographies, photos and references on women in science from the California Academy of Sciences Library. Check out the 4000 Years of Women in Science project.
"The RaceSci Website is a resource for scholars and students interested in the history of "race" in science, medicine, and technology. RaceSci is dedicated to encouraging critical, anti-racist and interdisciplinary approaches to our understanding of the production and uses of "race" as a concept within the history of science. Categories include; Bibliography, Digital Archives, Racial Science Now - health, disease, and racial medicine - genetics, race, and ancestry - the meaning of "race" - the science of anti-racism - debates on evolution.
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A source on midwifery education.
"The purpose of the FGM Education and Networking Project is the dissemination of on-line and offline material related to female genital mutilation, otherwise known as female circumcision. The Project seeks to form an online clearinghouse and a community for researchers, activists, attorneys, and health care practitioners to obtain information and network with others involved in similar projects."
GAWH is commited to advancing women's health in all stages of life and at all policy levels through health promotion, education, advocacy and program implementation.
Advocacy pages on midwifery.
RAINBO is a not-for-profit organization working at the intersection between health and human rights. This page addresses policy and legislation on the global eradication of female genital mutilation. Cross-cultural concerns are also addressed.
Feminist.com extensive list of general and specific sites on health.
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National organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Check out their diversity initiatives, voter campaigns, research and funding.
Founded in 1977, NWSA is committed to being a forum fostering dialogue and collective action among women who are dedicated to feminist education and change.
This site lists international academic programs in women's studies. Within individual sites there is information on employment opportunities and scholarships.
Provides descriptions of University at Albany groups and organizations.
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