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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries--Disciplinary
Historical Newspapers and Magazines
Full-text database archiving the fashion industry's influential publication of record, Women's Wear Daily, featuring day-to-day news items, opinion pieces, runway reports, and beauty product reviews. Covers key moments in the history of the international fashion and beauty industry, including major designers, brands, retailers, and advertisers.
1970-present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
1952-present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
Covers psychology and related disciplines including sociology, education, and sport. Worldwide coverage includes references to over 1,800 journals, dissertations, and book chapters.
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
an online encyclopedia that includes bibliographies and a discussion board. Closed down and archived in April of 2015
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2010. For current access, see National Newspapers Expanded, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
1690-1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
Online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social, and cultural movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection includes documents ranging from letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, letters, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.
Digitized primary source materials relating to women from the University of Iowa collections. Most materials are related to women in Iowa and/or women at the University of Iowa.
Database of primary source documents from women's reform organizations such as the Women's Trade Union League, the National Association of Colored Women, Henry Street and Hull House settlements, and the National Women's Party.
1543-1945. Online collection of books, pamphlets, and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights, originally created by Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen in the late 19th century. The collection is noteworthy for its size, scope, and diversity, and contains substantial material relating to women's experiences in the public arena as well as all aspects of women's lives within the home.
Online collection of primary source materials focusing on women's role in the United States economy, selected from Harvard University's library and museum holdings. Topics include commerce, costs of living, health and hygiene, home life, recreation, social issues, working conditions, and workplace regulations.
Memos, newsletters, leaflets, position papers, general documents, recordings, and announcements tell the story of how the CWLU evolved and reveal the concerns of its members
A collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power in New York. A transcript of each interview is available in PDF as well as streaming video excerps of each interview.
A gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
Digital collection of leading women's-interest magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, and others, with content from 1886 up to 2005. Issues are scanned in color from cover to cover, including advertisements, and are fully searchable.
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize HQ1115 .E43 2001 (2 volumes)
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize HQ 76.3 .U5 E53 2003 (3 volumes)
With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Women in World History is the definitive reference work in the field.
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1115 .G74 2003 (6 volumes)
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1115 .W645 1999 (3 volumes)
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University works towards advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide. For over 60 years, the institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender and reproduction.
WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by Elizabeth Martin with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet help survivors of domestic violence. In 2001, the WomensLaw.org website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence.
Website for a non-profit scientific research organization focused on addressing the needs of women, promoting public dialogue and strengthening families, communities, and societies.
FMF publishes Ms. Magazine and participates in action, education, and research on feminist issues. Includes lists of resources; links to freely available content;news and historical information.
includes historical information on lesbian pulp fiction and prominent authors, a complete listing of the collections holdings, and additional readings section for materials that provid an introduction to the historical context.
Information about feminism and feminists in English, Spanish and French with the most developed sections in English. Includes biographies, ethnic and national feminism.
affiliated with the University of Southern California, the Archives houses the world's largest research library on GKBTQ heritage and concerns.
Web-based project of the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries identifies women's studies content available in broad digital collections of primary sources (books, diaries, letters, personal papers, pamphlets, images, maps, musical scores, sound recordings, and statistical data)
IWPR is a non-profit scientific research organization that seeks to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, strengthen families, communities, and societies in affiliation with the public policy and women's studies programs at George Washington University.
the Projects and Publication area includes archives of "Archival InQueeries" and the "Lavender Lagacies Guide" to resources in North America.
the Web version of The Advocate includes up-to-date news and links to other Web sites for travel, news, etc.
focuses on the collection, preservation, exhibition, and accessibility of cultural, historical and artistic materials that are a part of GLBTQ communities. The archives represent one of the largest collections of primary resource materials chronicling GLBTQ history.
is a project that fights descrimination and shapes public opinion on GLBTQ rights through the courts, legislatures and public education. The site profiles current cases, news items, and a resources section with a collection of podcasts, videos, online resources, and printed materials.
promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of people and events in the media.
is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. The organization has conducted several studies and the results are available on the Web site.
founded in 1980, HRC is the largest GLBTQ civil rights organization in the United States. The focus of the organization is to ensure equality for GLBTQ people through political action and educational outreach.
produces documentary stories for the GLBTQ communities.
a U.S. -based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, the mission of IGLHRC is to secure the human rights of all people impacted by discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. The Web site contains publications and resources that compile and record evidence of human rights violations, as well as fact sheets and position papers that summarize information related to the human rights of sexual and gender minorities worldwide
an "international non-profit and non-governmental community-based federation" has been in existence since 1978. This site includes infomation about GKBTQ legislation by country. The Web site is accessible in four languages.
has been working towards full equality for the GLBTQ community and people with HIV for years on both federal and state levels. The Web site includes information on significant court cases, etc. and a Cooperating Attorneys Network.
is the virtual presence of Logo, a lesbian and gay network from MTV Networks. Logo features stories, shows, and news as well as a gay and lesbian travel site and a music section.
is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by transgender activists to advocate and educate on issues of importance to transgender people.
is one of the oldest GLBTQ civil rights organizations. The Web site contains reports, issue maps, and fact sheets on a variety of issues as well as ways to mobilize activism.
is the portal for the National Organization of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth provides resources of interest to GLBTQ youth. Includes an online magazine and discussion forum.
provides up-todate information on programs, tools for change, resources, conference information, and guidance for individuals and chapters.
is a Web site to expand the range and depth of knowledge about contemporary and historical queer art. Includes current and archived online galleries.
Completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets, along with fully searchable Q&A content.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
is a subject guide to a vast range of queer, GLBTQ, and gender resources related to academics, culture theory, the body culture, music, literature, and related fields. Includes reviews and links to other sites.
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