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Reference Sources (Background)
Locating Books
Locating Articles And More (Databases & Indexes)
Film, Video, and Image Collections
Websites
Evaluating Sources
Citing Sources

Reference Sources (Background)

Credo Reference (full text; current)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas.

Oxford Reference Online - Social Sciences (full text; current)
Search social science-related dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press.

Encyclopedia of Women and Sport in America.
Ref GV 709 .E53 1998

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America. 11 vols.
Ref E 185 .F2 1997

From Suffrage to the Senate: an Encyclopedia of American Women in Politics. 2 vols.
Ref HQ 1236.5 U6S32 1999

Women's Issues. 3 vols.
Ref HQ 1115 .W6425 1997

Women's Studies Encyclopedia. 3 vols.
Ref HQ 1115 .W645

Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science; Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century. 2 vols.
Ref Q 141 .B5285 2000

Locating Books

MaconCat
The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.

WorldCat
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing.  Average turnaround time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.

Locating Articles And More (Databases & Indexes)

Women's Studies International (index only; mostly 1970s- present)
Indexes over 2,000 sources with relevant materials in women's and gender studies.

SocINDEX with Full Text (1908-present, some full-text)
Index to journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters in sociology and and related fields such as cultural anthropology and criminal justice; includes full text from over 800 journals and over 800 books, as well as 1400 conference papers.

Academic Search Complete (1988 to present, some full-text)
Articles from selected popular magazines and scholarly journals in all disciplines.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all disciplines.

ScienceDirect Social and Behavioral Sciences College Edition (full text; most 1995 to present)
Nearly 400 scholarly journals in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities published by Elsevier.

Dissertations & Theses Global (full text 1997 to present; citations & abstracts primarily 1861 to present, some citations 1637+)
Covers master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations worldwide in all disciplines.

JSTOR (full text; dates vary by journal)
An archive of back issues of over 400 journals in many disciplines.

AnthroSource (full text; 1888 to present)
Articles from the journals, bulletins, and newsletters published by the American Anthropological Assocation, covering anthropology, ethnology, and related fields.

CQ Researcher (full text; 1991-present)
Provides in-depth analysis of current and controversial issues. Each weekly update focuses around a single issue, including the historical background and a chronology, opposing viewpoints provided by experts, and extensive bibliographies for further research. Includes numerous issues of interest to womens and genders studies.

Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving (citations, 1900-present)
Index to "approximately 25,000 scholarly works in all academic disciplines and in all western European languages on slavery and slaving, worldwide and throughout human history, including modern times."

POPLINE (citations; most 1970s - present, with some older materials)
Index to the world's reproductive health literature, including scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index (citations; 1996 to present)
An index to journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.

Film, Video, and Image Collections

American History In Video
Hundreds of hours of historical film footage compiled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries on American history.

PBS Streaming Video Collection
Hundreds of hours of streaming video content from PBS, including programming from series such as Frontline, NOVA, and The American Experience.

ARTstor (images)
An international digital library of approximately 550,000 images contributed by museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives. In addition to images of  paintings, drawings, sculpture, and the decorative arts, the collection includes cultural and religious objects, cartoons, fashion and costume illustrations, covers from printed music, pages from illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, natural history illustrations, early anatomical and medical drawings, and many other types of images.-

Websites 

Academic Information Women's Studies
Has a "Women's Studies International" section

Early Modern Women Database
"The Early Modern Women Database provides links to Web resources useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period from ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 and includes links to Web sites about the Medieval period and 19th Century as well."

United Nations and the Status of Women

WIC (Women's International Center)
Women's Resources on the NET

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World, compiled Liz Kent Leon at Sweet Briar College.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources (R-MC)

Is it POPULAR or is it SCHOLARLY? (R-MC)

Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)

Citing Sources

Guides to the major citation styles are available at the Reference Desk.

Citing Full-Text from Library Databases (R-MC)

Citing in MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles (R-MC)

KnightCite (Calvin College)
Automatically formats citation information according to MLA, APA, or Chicago styles. Be sure to double-check the result for accuracy!

 

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