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March is Women's History Month


March is Women's History Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of women, who through the course of time have been underrepresented. The library has put together this guide to showcase just a few of the many resources available in the library and online.

Participate! Becoming Visible Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

Did you know that less than 20% of biographies in English-language Wikipedia are about women? Help change that by joining the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum on March 27th for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Attendees will edit and create Wikipedia articles inspired by the museum’s first digital exhibition, “Becoming Visible.” Find out more and register today!

Events and Studies in U.S. Women's History

Cover art American Women's History

Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs

Cover Art Jane Crow

Fiction, Poetry and Folktales

Arts, Sports, and Entertainment

Children's Books

Cover of the book Before She Was Harriet
Cover of the book The Oldest Student.
Cover of the book Hidden Figures
Cover of the book R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Cover of the book Classified
Cover of the book Finish the Fight
Cover of the book Change Sings by Amanda Gorman.
Brown Girl Dreaming
Cover of the book The Water Lady
Cover of the book Ruth Objects
Cover of the book Dancing Hands
Cover of the book the Proudest Blue


Playlists from Naxos Music Library

A great selection of classical, opera, and more by women composers. Use the buttons in the player to start and control the music. 

You may be prompted to sign in with your R-MC credentials depending on your location and network connection.

Cover art for Oliver Twist soundtrack a boy running

Contemporary Women Composers - Naxos Music Library. Over three hours of music!

Cover art picasso-esque painting of a face

Historical Women Composers - Naxos Music Library. Over three hours of music!


VEVO Celebrates Women's History Month



(Connect to more titles in the Very Short Introduction collection

• History of Women's Suffrage

Women’s Magazines & Newspapers, a growing, award-winning collection of the most historically important women’s magazines and newspapers.

Women's History - Media

Crash course US History. Women in the 19th Century.
Academic Video Online, from the Alexander Street film collection, is a comprehensive video collection covering a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. See more films! Access with RMC community credentials.

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story title banner from film series

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

"In this four-part series, Dr. Amanda Foreman traverses countries and continents to uncover and interrogate key stories of the strong, radical and revolutionary women that have made and changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day.

Virginia Women in History Digital Trails

Click a location on the map and then the link in the description.

"You can visit (virtually or in-person) sites associated with history-making women across the state through our Virginia Women in History Digital Trails" -- Library of Virginia, and the American Evolution, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration.




Take part in helping to preserve women's history resources by transcribing documents from the past.