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Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide
6 volumes

Documents the achievements and current challenges for all women, providing distortion-free and newly available information about women's status, in matters from education to violence, in more than 130 countries in the world's most populated areas. Readers will find that conceptions of women's issues vary by country as the set illuminates diverse perspectives and contemporary practices that shape the variations in equality and well-being among women.

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Ref HQ1115 .G74 2003

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
4 volumes

An alphabetically organized encyclopedia that contains 900 articles relating to global women’s issues written by scholars worldwide. Each article includes a list of References and Further Readings. These bibliographies, generally from four to ten works in length, are comprised of print works for the most part, though some entries do list Web sites. Volume 1 follows this with a topical listing, sorting the articles into 13 categories ranging from Arts and Literature to Politics and the State.

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Ref HQ1115 .R69 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

 

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories

Includes biographies and terms from feminist theory in a cross-disciplinary scope.

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Ref HQ1190 .E63 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Girlhood in America: An Encyclopedia
2 volumes

Includes over 100 articles by interdisciplinary scholars covering girlhood in North American from the first settlements to the present. Contains excerpts from primary sources to illustrate girls’ experiences and perceptions of themselves.

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Ref HQ777 .G5745 2000

Location:
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Handbook of American Women's History

Alphabetically arranged entries with bibliographies to indicate available primary and secondary sources.

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Ref HQ1410 .H36 2000

Location: Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Women's Studies Encyclopedia
3 volumes

Online version contains over 700 alphabetically listed entries prepared by scholars from all disciplines. The focus is on the American experience, although many articles deal with women in other areas of the world and other cultures or on women in general.

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Ref HQ1115 .W645 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Women’s Almanac

A useful reference that offers a state-by-state look at women’s history, major statistical indicators on women in the U.S., biographies of notable women in U.S. history, statistical indicators on the status of women by country, and timelines of women in world history and U.S. History.

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Ref HQ1101 .W7562 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Information Please Women’s Sourcebook

Facts, figures, and information on a wide variety of topics relevant to women’s lives in America. Topics include Education, Child Custody, Activism, Safety and Violence, among others.

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Ref HQ1406 .I54 1995

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Quotable Woman

Over 18,000 quotations by women from all over the world, from all walks of life. Four indexes at the back aid in searching this reference book: Biographical Index, Career and Occupation Index, Ethnicity and Nationality Index, and Subject Index.

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Ref PN6081.5 .Q65 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

State of Women in the World Atlas

This atlas contains 34 maps showing the similarities and differences, continuities and contrasts among women around the world. Included are thematic maps on Families, Birthrights, Body Politics and Health, Work, Literacy, Property, and Power.

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Ref G1046 .E1 S4 1997

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

What American Women Did, 1789-1920

A year-by-year reference on what American women did from the beginning of the Republic through the end of World War I and the passage of the 19th Amendment. Women’s activities are presented in the context of seven categories: domesticity, work, education and scholarship, religion, arts, joining forces (organized efforts to achieve reform), and law and politics.

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Ref HQ1410 .C67 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia
17 volumes

With more than 10,000 biographical entries, this encyclopedia features women from all walks of life, including: rulers, royalty, lawyers, politicians, soldiers, heroines, pacifists, resistance fighters, financiers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, authors and more. Coverage includes many women for whom profiles are not included in traditional sources.

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Ref HQ1115 .W6 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

A to Z of Native American Women

100 biographies of notable Native American women who have influenced both Indian and non-Indian society.

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Ref E98 .W8 S65 1998

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

Written for the general reader, this book contains biographies of some 150 women of the ancient world—Europe, Greece, Rome, Egypt, North Africa, and Western Asia—from about 3000 B.C. to A.D. 500. The women included range from the very famous to the mythological or legendary women and goddesses.

Call Number:
Ref HQ1127 .S25 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women

A biographical dictionary of 72 noteworthy Latin American women from the fields of politics, art, religion, government, education, literature, popular culture, and the sciences.

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Ref CT3290 .N68 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Chronology of Women Worldwide

Gives a comprehensive account of historical and cultural events involving women from ancient times to 1996. Entries are arranged by date. Includes special indexes—by woman’s name and day of the month—as well as a general subject index.

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Ref HQ1121 .C617 1997

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Milestones: A Chronology of American Women's History

Brief articles make up this chronology of American women’s experiences from the pre-colonial era to the present day.

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Ref HQ1410 .W434 1997

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Dictionary of Women Artists
2 volumes

600 entries on artists working in a wide variety of media from the Middle Ages to the present day. Coverage is biased towards Anglo-American artists. A list of exhibitions and bibliography appears at the end of each entry. Opening essays on women as artists in the Middle Ages and training opportunities and the changing work conditions provide context for the individual artists profiled.

Call Number:
Ref N8354 .D53 1997

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Women’s Health Issues

More than 200 hundred entries of terms and names emphasizing women’s biology, and their sociocultural, economic, and physical environment.

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Ref RA778 .G39 2002

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English

Over 2500 entries on literary women authors, texts, as well as entries on kinds of writings, genres, and general terms.

Call Number:
Ref PR111 .S24 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics

Provides political and biographical details on achievements of women and minorities in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of every nation in the world. Also includes shorter biographical sketches of women and minorities who have in influenced the politics in their nation, either locally or internationally, since 1900.

Call Number:
Ref HQ1236 .M347 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion
2 volumes

A comprehensive encyclopedia that provides background on women’s history in world religion from the beginning of time to present. Includes entries of extraordinary women within a tradition as well as depictions of women’s day-to-day lives.

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Ref BL458 .E53 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Women in Scripture

A dictionary of named and unnamed women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament; with 205 entries for named women in part I. Part II, the larger section, includes entries for unnamed biblical women in the order they appear in the Bible.

Call Number:
Ref BS575 .W593 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

Contains a broad range of articles on individual sports and athletic activities, sport and society, and the current status of women’s participation in physical education and sports in every nation.

Call Number:
Ref GV709 .I58 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor