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Updated 10 January 2008  

 Internet Resources


American Women's History -- 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.

Core Lists in Women's Studies -- 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.

H-Women Bibliographies -- 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.

Medieval Feminist Index -- 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.

Women, Ink. -- 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.

Women's Studies Librarian's Office - University of Wisconsin-Madison -- Includes feminist publications, bibliographies, extensive list of general resource links and a comprehensive subject listing on women and gender.

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General Resources

Beyond the Black Stump -- A miscellaneous list of sites on women.

Femina -- Was created to provide women with a comprehensive, searchable Web directory of links to female friendly sites. Also includes "The Adventures of Cybergirl."

Feminist.com -- A broad array of sites including speeches, essays, classifieds, and links on activism.

Gifts of Speech -- Women's Speeches From Around the World.

Institute for Women's Policy Research -- IWPR is involved in researching and promoting women's policy issues.

Intute: Social Sciences -- Intute aims to offer social scientists a quick and easy way of finding quality networked information that can support their work.

Voice of the Shuttle -- An extensive list of sites recognized as one of the most comprehensive social science meta sites.

Women'sNet (IGC) -- WomensNet supports women's organizations locally, nationally and worldwide by providing and adapting telecommunications technology to enhance their work.

WMST-L -- Women's Studies Database from the University of Maryland -- A key women's studies site which began in 1992. In cooperation with the Women's Studies Department at the University of Maryland.

WomenWatch -- The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women.

Women's Studies, Women's Issues -- 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.

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Women's History & Women's Rights Resources

American Women's History -- A listing of sites selected by Academic Info gateway.

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

Feminist Jurisprudence -- Contains the full-text of the U.S. Constitution and amendments related to women and civil rights.

Internet Women's History Sourcebook -- 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.

National Women's History Project -- 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.

Witchcraft in Salem Village -- Archival sources from the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.

Sophia Smith Collection - Smith College Library -- 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.

Women's Legal History Biography Project-- Historiography of women as lawyers in the United States. Pioneer women lawyers, their aspirations and accomplishments

Women Living Under Muslim Laws -- 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 organizing or facing repression if they attempt to do so) within Muslim countries and communities.

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Global Issues

Africa: Women Issues -- Site contains information on Internet networks, statistics, and third world countries relating to women's issues, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Center for Women's Global Leadership -- 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 links to articles, speeches and related resources.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report on Welfare Reform -- "Initial Impacts of Welfare Reform on the Incomes of Single-Mother Families." Use the home page button on the bottom of the page to access titles and other reports.

Chicana Studies -- Resources, organizations, Web sites, and a listserv relating to Chicana/Latino Studies can be found at this site.

Global Gender Agenda and the United Nations -- 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. 

Global Issues Resources -- Site developed by "Feminist Activist Resources on the Net" and provides groups and networks organizing on issues affecting women throughout the world. 

International Gender Studies Resources -- Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley site features research and teaching materials meant to facilitate the integration of Women's and Gender Studies into International and Area Studies philosophy and curricula. This site offers general and specific bibliographies and filmographies on issues pertaining to women and gender.

International Women's Web Sites -- Selected sites on women outside the U.S. and Canada.

NOW and Global Feminism -- News and Action alerts on global issues from the National Organization of Women.

Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT) -- Supports global networking on critical issues in science and technology for development. 

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Women in Art & Literature

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century -- 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.

A Celebration of Women Writers -- 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.

Feminism and Literature -- Contains numerous links to sites that concentrate on women's literature and gender studies.

700 Important Women Artists Medieval to Modern -- An impressive list of women artists and images of their work. This site is maintained by the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. 

Women and World Literature Bibliography -- University of Maryland provides annotated guides to world literature by and about women.

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color -- An instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color.

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Violence Against Women & Violence Prevention

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) 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.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) -- A non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operates America's only national hotline for survivors of sexual assault.

Songs Related to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault -- An annotated list of recorded sources, from traditional ballads to punk.

Violence Prevention Bibliography -- A bibliography of books and journal articles on the medical, psychological and social impact of global violence.

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Women's Health

Female Genital Mutilation Education and Networking Project -- Contains introductory level information on incidence of female genital mutilation as well as relevant cultural and social perspectives on the practice.

Global Allicance for Women's Health -- 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.

Research, Action & Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO) -- 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.

Women's Health Issues -- Feminist.com extensive list of general and specific sites on health.

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Organizations and Associations 

Feminist Majority Foundation

Global Fund For Women

MADRE An International Women's Human Rights Organization

The National Organization for Women (NOW)

National Women's Studies Association

WILPF - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service

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