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Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Women's Magazine Archive Restricted Resource
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.
Women's Wear Daily Archive Restricted Resource
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.


GenderWatch Restricted Resource
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.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource
1952-present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Covers psychology and related disciplines including sociology, education, and sport. Worldwide coverage includes references to over 1,800 journals, dissertations, and book chapters.
America: History and Life with Full Text Restricted Resource
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.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended Resource contains newspapers
An extensive multidisciplinary database providing full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Humanities Source Restricted Resource
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.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 Restricted Resource
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.
Films on Demand. Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Restricted Resource
Streaming video for thousands of full-length videos and video clips in subject areas including anthropology, art & architecture, communications, education, English & language arts, history, music, philosophy & religion, political science, psychology, sociology, and world languages.
Filmakers Library Online Restricted Resource Resource contains video
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. 

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries--Disciplinary

glbtq: Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture
an online encyclopedia that includes bibliographies and a discussion board. Closed down and archived in April of 2015
Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies Restricted Resource
Alphabetical and thematic approach that puts LGBTQ issues and information at the center of thinking, theorizing, and research.
Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies Restricted Resource
This online reference work provides a resource for students and scholars in the overlapping areas of gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies and acknowledges the growing interdisciplinary impact of these fields. Entries are written for an undergraduate audience and include a short bibliography and a list of cross-references.

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

New York Times Historical (1851-2013) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
America's Historical Newspapers Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
1690-1922. Electronic editions-of-record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers compiled in a single database. Paid ads are excluded.
Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 [London Times] Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
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.
Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.


AP Images (Associated Press) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
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.

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize HQ1115 .E43 2001 (2 volumes)

Oxford English Dictionary (Online) Restricted Resource
Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).
LGBT, encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize HQ 76.3 .U5 E53 2003 (3 volumes)

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (online) Restricted Resource
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.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1115 .G74 2003 (6 volumes)

Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1115 .W645 1999 (3 volumes)

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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.

U.S. Newspapers and Magazines (Current)

Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: For current issues only.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: 1894-2010.

Government Information

ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection - Historical Archive Restricted Resource
1824-2010. Searchable database of U.S. Congressional committee hearings, both published and unpublished, with abstracts, indexing, and full-text PDFs.

Primary Sources

Developed by Prof. Carolyn Herbst Lewis and Helen Eckhard '18 (History) in consultation with the DLAC and the Libraries and with funding from Digital Bridges, the Digital Sexuality Archive, or DIG Sex, is a gateway to the wonderful digital resources available on sex and sexuality in the United States. DIG Sex serves as a resource not only for academic researchers but for anyone interested in the history of sex and sexuality. The archive represents an important addition to the movement actively engaged in promoting projects that insist that questions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability be central to the digital humanities.
Independent Voices Restricted Resource
Over one million pages from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries, primarily spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Starting with materials by feminists and soldiers, the collection will grow to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press.
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Inc.
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.
LGBT Thought and Culture Restricted Resource
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.
National Archives of the United States
Access to documents, photos, and records held by the National Archives of the United States.
Women & Women's History (University of Iowa Libraries. Iowa Digital Library)
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.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Restricted Resource
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.
Gerritsen Collection of women's history Restricted Resource
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.
Women Working, 1800-1930
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.
CWLU herstory project
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
ACT UP Oral History Project Resource contains audio
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.
American Women Resource contains images Resource contains audio
A gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States

Web sites 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 website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. 
Institute fo Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
Website for a non-profit scientific research organization focused on addressing the needs of women, promoting public dialogue and strengthening families, communities, and societies.
Feminist Majority Foundation Online
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.
Duke University Libraries' Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture: Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection
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.
Feminist Theory Website
Information about feminism and feminists in English, Spanish and French with the most developed sections in English. Includes biographies, ethnic and national feminism.
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives:
affiliated with the University of Southern California, the Archives houses the world's largest research library on GKBTQ heritage and concerns.
WGSSLinks: Archival Sites for Women and Gender Studies
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)
Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
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.
Society of American Archivists' Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable (LAGAR)
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.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) Resource contains images
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.
American Civil Liberties Union Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & AIDS Project Resource contains images
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.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of people and events in the media.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
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.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
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.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
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
International lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association Association (ILGA)
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.
Lambda Legal
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.
Logo Resource contains audio
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.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by transgender activists to advocate and educate on issues of importance to transgender people.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
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.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
provides up-todate information on programs, tools for change, resources, conference information, and guidance for individuals and chapters.
Queer Arts Resource (QAR) Resource contains images
is a Web site to expand the range and depth of knowledge about contemporary and historical queer art. Includes current and archived online galleries.

Style and Citation Guides

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries via Fisher College.
Chicago Manual of Style (Online) Restricted Resource
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.

Resources at Grinnell

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