Women's Issues Resources
 [Dewey numbers: 155.633; 305.4; 323.34; 324.623; 920.72]

Women's History (About.com) - http://womenshistory.about.com/library/misc/bl_whm_about.htm
About.com's special page for Women's History Month has links to such topics as Biographies, Global: By Region, Time: By Era, Abortion History, African American, Aviation/Space, Art, Criminals/Spies, Education, Fashion, First Ladies, Goddesses/Legends, Native American, Marriage/Divorce, Medicine/Nursing, Men About Women, Military/War, Music, Politics, Reform Movements, Religion, Rulers/Queens, Science/Math, Sports/Athletes, Suffrage/Voting, Witches/Witchcraft, Women's Lives, Work/Labor, and Writers. A specific link which will be helpful in finding out more about women in the "Roaring Twenties" is 1920s and 1930s--Women's History.
Flappers (Yahoo!) - http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/U_S__History/By_Time_Period/20th_Century/1920s/Flappers/
Yahoo's directory to websites about women in the 1920s.
Living The Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 - http://www.legacy98.org/
1998 was the 150th Anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement, launched at the world's first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. This site provides helpful information to about the history of the women's movement.
Places to Learn about Women's History - http://www.nwhp.org/links.html
From the National Women's History Project. Here are some women's history resource sites available on the Internet.
Women's Studies Database - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/
The women's studies database at the University of Maryland, begun in September 1992, serves those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues. The database contains collections of conference announcements, calls for papers, and employment opportunities, as well as a picture gallery, and a significant number of government documents, and much more.
American Women's History: A Resource Guide - http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html
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. (Middle Tennessee State University)
Votes for Women - http://lcweb2.loc.gov:8081/ammem/naw/nawshom.html
"Selections from the American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921." Includes works from other members of the organization including: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Mary A. Livermore. From theAmerican Memory digital collections at the Library of Congress.
Susan B. Anthony University Center - http://www.rochester.edu/SBA/
A site that honors the accomplishments of women, and one of the founders of the Women's Rights Movement, Susan B. Anthony. (University of Rochester, New York)
Distinguished Women of Past and Present - http://www.DistinguishedWomen.com/
A very good collection of background and biographical information about famous and distinguished women. May be searched by name or field of activity. Links to related sites are also provided.
Birthdate Calendar Index - http://www.wic.org/cal/idex_cal.htm
"See which inspiring woman was born on your birthdate" (or any given date). (Women's International Center)
Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy & Utopia - http://www.wenet.net/~lquilter/femsf/
A collection of links and information on feminist science fiction, fantasy, & utopia. "Feminist science fiction" is not a clearly-definable term. It has been used to refer to everything from eutopias (utopias and dystopias), to hard science fiction, to fantasy, to magic realism; from only fiction with a definite political agenda, to all fiction which merely includes female characters. Will soon move to feministsf.org
Women's Bureau - http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/
Excellent collection of socioeconomic data and other resources on women from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Includes an informative set of fact sheets on women in the workplace, plus full text women's rights series covering harassment, family and medical leave act, plus disability, pregnancy, age and wage discrimination. Also has information on their programs and activities, plus a colorful collection of posters.
Women's Studies Librarian's Office - http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/
From the University of Wisconsin System, here is a collection of informative links, including an extensive bibliography.
Diotima - http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/whither.html
Subtitled Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World, "[t]his page serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. As you will see, Diotima includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography (with an emphasis on recent work), and links to many on-line articles, book reviews, databases, and images."
Feminism and Women's Resources - http://www.ibd.nrc.ca/~mansfield/feminism/
An extensive collection of Internet links made available from Winnipeg, Canada.
Fourth World Conference On Women - http://www.un.org/Conferences/Women/index.html
The official Web site of the U.N. conference held in Beijing, China.
National Organization for Women - http://www.now.org/
The women's civil rights organization offers a variety of resources for women.
Engender Health - http://www.engenderhealth.org/index.html
"EngenderHealth, formerly AVSC International, is a nonprofit organization working internationally and in the United States to support and strengthen health care services, particularly those needed by women -- the largest group of health care consumers worldwide. Nearly two-thirds of our staff are based in field offices in 30 countries on five continents. ...[W]e also work to improve the quality of maternity services delivered at health facilities and to integrate awareness of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, as well as diagnosis and, where possible, treatment of these infections into existing services."
Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation - http://www.wimsa.org
"The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women - past, present & future. Situated on 4.2 acres of land at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, the Women's Memorial is the nation's first major national memorial honoring women who have served in our nation's armed forces during all eras and in all services." The website includes a welcome, history articles and collections, membership information, educational resources, and news. Searchable.

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