Women's Studies

Selected Reference Sources

Women's Studies Index. 1989-. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall & Co., c1991- v.; 24 cm. [Annual.] [Ref. HQ1101.W775]

Women Studies Abstracts. Vol. 1, no. 1 (winter '72)-. Rush, N.Y.: Women Studies Abstracts, c1972- v.; 22 cm. Quarterly. [See also Women's Studies International (below)] [Ref. HQ1101.W58]

Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in women's studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Women's Studies International supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, arts and humanities, business and education. Nearly 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, important websites and web documents, and grey literature. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented and include ISSNs. Baltimore, Md.: National Information Services Corp., c1991-. [Includes Women's Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Database (1972-present), Women's Studies Bibliography Database, New Books on Women and Feminism (1987-present), Women of Color and Southern Women (1975-1995), The History of Women and Science, Health, and Technology: A Bibliographic Guide to the Professions and Disciplines (1970-1995), Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography (1995), Women, Race, and Ethnicity: A Bibliography (1970-1990), WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English: A Guide to Nonprint Resources in Women's Studies (1985-1990). Harvard Library E-Resource.

GenderWatch. Provides abstracts and the full text from approximately 140 English-language scholarly journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, reports, and conference proceedings. Coverage begins with 1974 publications. Harvard Library E-Resource.

Searing, Susan E. Introduction to Library Research in Women's Studies. Boulder: Westview Press, 1985. xiii, 257 p.; 23 cm. (Westview guides to library research) [Lamont: HQ1206.Z99 S42 x, 1985; Schlesinger: Ref. 016.3054 S43i; Widener: RR 4761. 16.3]

Warren, Mary Anne. The Nature of Woman: An Encyclopedia and Guide to the Literature. Inverness, Calif.: Edgepress, c1980. xvii, 708 p. ; 23 cm. [Some topical articles, but most are about various thinkers' views of women.] [Ref. HQ1115.W37]

Reader's Guide to Women's Studies. Eleanor B. Amico, editor. Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, c1998. xxx, 732; 29 cm. [Topical and biographical articles in encyclopedia/dictionary format, which include bibliography. Index is quite helpful.] [Ref. HQ1180.R43 1998]

Carter, Sarah, and Maureen Ritchie. Women's Studies: A Guide to Information Sources. London: Mansell; Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1990. 278 p.; 23 cm. [Lamont: HQ1206.Z99 C37 1990x; Schlesinger: Ref. 016.3054 C325w; Widener: RR 4761.20.3]

Women's Studies Encyclopedia. Helen Tierney, editor. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989-. 3 v.; 24 cm. [Esp. v. 2 (Literature, arts, and learning) and v. 3. (History, philosophy, and religion).] [Law School: HQ 1115.W645 1989 Library has: v. 3; Schlesinger: Ref. 305.4 T564w; Widener: RR 4761. 54]

Boles, Janet K., Diane Long Hoeveler, and Rebecca Bardwell. Historical Dictionary of Feminism. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, c1996. xv, 429 p.; 24 cm. (Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements; no. 6) [A classified bibliography is at the end of this work and not integrated with the articles.] [Ref. HQ1115.B65 1996]

The Routledge Critical Dictionary of Feminism and Postfeminism. Edited by Sarah Gamble. New York: Routledge, 2000. xii, 370 p.; 23 cm. (The Routledge critical dictionary series) [Long topical articles followed by brief dictionary/encyclopedia entries. Using the index is critical to making the best use of this work.] [Ref. HQ1115.R68 2000]

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. Edited by Lorraine Code. London ; New York: Routledge, 2000. xxvi, 530 p.; 25 cm. [Ref. HQ1190.E63 2000]

Women's Thesaurus: An Index of Language Used to Describe and Locate Information by and about Women. Mary Ellen S. Capek, editor. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, c1987. xxxv, 1052 p.; 24 cm. ["A project of the National Council for Research on Women and the Business and Professional Women's Foundation."] [Schlesinger: Ref. 025.4 C23w; Widener: WID-LC Z695.1.W65 W65 1987]

Dickstein, Ruth, Victoria A. Mills, and Ellen J. Waite. Women in LC's Terms: A Thesaurus of Library of Congress Subject Headings Relating to Women. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1988. xiii, 221 p.; 24 cm. [Schlesinger: Ref. 025.49 D554w; Widener: RR 4761.20.2]

The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women. Compiled by Rosalie Maggio. Boston: Beacon Press, c1996. xv, 844 p.; 24 cm. [Ref.  PN6081.5 .N48 1996]

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender, general editors. New York: Routledge, 2000. 4 v. ; 29 cm. [Ref. HQ1115.R69 2000]

See also Women's Studies Database [From the University of Maryland] and the "Gender Studies" subject classification (click on subject tab; then scroll down list to "Gender Studies") on the E-Research @ Harvard Libraries website.