US Women's History
Women's & Gender Studies
Women and Gender in American History
The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in Women's and Gender Studies. For further assistance, contact Sara Brownmiller, Women's Studies Librarian.
These reference sources can help you identify a topic for your research, provide an overview of a specific issue or topic, and suggest other materials which might be useful for your research.
- ABC-Clio Companion to Women's Progress in America. [HQ1410.F76 1994 Knight Reference]
- ABC-Clio Companion to the 1960s Counterculture in America. [E169.02.H3515 1997 Knight Reference]
- Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century. [HQ1420.C55 1987 Knight Reference]
- Chronology of Women's History. [HQ1121.O47 1994 Knight Reference]
- This Fabulous Century. [E161.T55 Knight]
- Handbook of American Women's History; HQ1410.H36 2000 Knight Reference
- Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Many popular news magazines offer a year in review issue. Browsing through these can help you get a sense of the times. Magazines available in the UO Libraries include
|General Interest/News Magazines
To look for articles in journals, newspapers, or magazines, you will need to start with an index. An index will allow you to look by subject or a few keywords which describe your topic or by author.
- America: History and Life
- Gender Studies Database
- Academic Search Premier
- Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
- Masterfile Premier
- LGBT Life
- Alternative Press Index
- Indexes in other disciplines may also be useful for your topic.
- Learn about off-campus access to the library's electronic resources.
- UO WorldCat
Finds both books and articles on a broad range of topics. Use the left menu to easily limit your search to specific types of materials, i.e. journal articles.
- UO Libraries' Catalog
Identify books by topic, title or author; identify journals and magazines owned by the UO Library. To find journal articles on your topic, use the databases listed in the section above. Once you have a citation, you can check the library catalog by doing a title search on the name of the journal to see if we have it here.