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  • Provides an archive of web resources on Western Europe, organized by nation.
  • A selection of archival materials, including primary source materials, related to the settlement of California, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Collection of Articles.
  • Full-text of the 2005, first-ever World Health Organization (WHO) study on domestic violence.
  • The Columbia Journalism Review's alphabetical list of media companies and the subsidiaries they own, including publishers and broadcast media companies.
  • The Cookbook of the Mycological Society of San Francisco. Online reprint of a 1987 book.
  • An annual sponsered by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and The National Council of Teachers of English, accessible from volume 1, Fall 1992.
  • The site presents biographical information about this important Native American activist.
  • Wine-tasting notes from "non-experts". The wineries are in the area of Northern California.
  • Information about wineries in the California wine regions,as well as coverage of Virginia, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Texas.
  • Author interviews, poetry, childrens titles, and more, most of them in RealAudio.
  • The Wired Patrol is a nonprofit organization that uses trained volunteers to monitor the Internet for child pornography, stalkers, child predators, groups advocating child abuse and pedophilia, and hate and bigotry sites.
  • Consult this comprehensive and current list of bibliographies from the University of Wisconsins Womens Studies Librarians Office.
  • WISH (Women in the Sensate and House) is an organization whose mission is to identify, train, support and elect Pro-Choice Republican women at all levels of government -- local, state and national.
  • The purpose of WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies
  • This sitre provides "wide variety of material, from the strongly feminist perspectives of Reform Judaism to the more traditional perspectives of Orthodoxy, with a few more general books relating to feminism and women-and-religion in general."
  • By providing a rich collection of primary documents. . .the Women and Social Movements website offers new ways for students, teachers, and scholars to study American history." Includes more than 600 documents and over 100 images accesible via a search engine.
  • Site focuses on the position of women in the economy.
  • Curriculum resources which support a scholarly examination of womens experiences during the Holocaust.
  • More than sixty women artists are represented, arranged by time period.
  • United Methodist Church marks 50th anniversary of full clergy rights for women.
  • A Library of Congress exhibition highlighting the wartime activities of: Therese Bonney, Toni Frissell, Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, Claire Booth Luce, Janet Flanner, Esther Bubley, Dorothea Lange, and May Craig.
  • "Our goal was to design a Website that can engage the public and school children in the day-to-day science of women marine scientists. Through thisproject, we hope to encourage young woman to pursue careers in scienceand to remove the mystery that surrounds being a scientist. Over the courseof a year we will highlight twelve women, underscoring the different careerpaths in science and the diversity of the women who choose science as acareer."

  • "This bibliography is an effort to collect the current international literature on women immigrants. It is a supplement and update of the publication, Women in Global Migration, 1945-2000: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Bibliography that is available from Greenwood Press."
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica site contains hundred of articles on American women from 1600 to the present.
  • Eucational, historical, and networking resources to empower women involved in all aspects of aviation.

  • Women in Black is an international peace network, a means of mobilization. Women in Black "stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses all over the world".
  • Companion to a traveling exhibition which "frames the stories of women chemists in a series of 12 colorful thematic stations. Created especially for high school and college students, but designed to engage general audiences as well, the exhibition showcases women who have helped create our modern world and their historic contributions to science and technology, and encourages young women to explore careers in chemistry."

  • A pathfinder of sources from the Duke University Libraries System.
  • Fact sheet, photos, and a bibliography provide an overview of the role of Women during the Korean War.
  • The books and letters in this online exhibition present a cross section of writing by English women in the nineteenth century.
  • Library of Congress research guide.
  • Chronicles classic lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and early 1960s. From the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University.
  • An excerpt from The Bible the Book the Bridges the Millennia by Maxine Clarke Beach.
  • "Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women."
  • A program developed by NASA to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology.

  • Brief biographical sketches accompany "photographs of some of twentieth century America's famous and influential women."
  • An annotated list of brief biographies with links to other resources. Browsable by decade or in categories such as activists, reformers, politics and government, arts, media, space and science, sports and exploration,
  • Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, college records, images, diaries, publications and ephemera documenting the history of women physicians beginning with the first medical school for women, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.

  • Directory of texts and related scholarship.
  • A Listing of songs published in the United States and England, ca. 1890-1930.
  • This site, from the National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC),is designed to put "a wealth of useful information together into one place for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers."Contains laws and regulations, full-text publications, statistics, and links to support services and organizations.
  • This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression by providing access to historical manuscipts, images and other primary sources.
  • This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression by providing access to historical manuscipts, images and other primary sources.
  • "The Brown University Women Writers Project is a long-term research project devoted to early modern women's writing and electronic text encoding. Our goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader."
  • An e-journal featuring critical articles, book reviews, interviews, poetry and fiction, and link collections.
  • A "database maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women. The information has been drawn entirely from distributors' and producers' catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs. . ."
  • A membership organization for women working in the visual arts.
  • "The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the most reliable and current information resource on womens health today. We offer FREE womens health information on more than 800 topics through our call center and website."
  • A California Department of Health Services site "designed to help educate women and their families about the importance of prenatal care, practicing healthy behaviors during pregnancy, and the availability of state programs that can help pay for prenatal care services." In English and Spanish.
  • Among the many women's issues covered are education, equality, feminist theory, health, labor and employment, marriage and family, political rights, property laws, housing, prostitution, race and gender, religion, and violence.
  • Special Issue of The Wind River Rendezvous on early Plains Indian women.
  • This site provides "easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence."
  • Books, journal and newspaper articles, training materials, and NGO resources on topics related to international women's issues with an emphasis on training manuals and key theoretical works.
  • Website for The Council of Women's Ministries which "exists to bring together the leaders of the national organizations which have women's ministries within the Episcopal Church, promote communication, increase the effectiveness of women's ministries, support the different gifts, values and ministries of women, and advance the role of women in the mission of the Church."
  • Information about the Orthodox Jewish laws dealing with marriage, sexuality, and women's health.
  • Website presented by "Roman Catholic theologians who firmly believe that the discussion on women priests should be left open. . . We offer over 1000 documents in English relevant to the ordination of women. They cover decrees of councils and synods, statements by the Fathers of the Church and medieval theologians, historical records, contemporary articles, classical publications, discussions on scripture, tradition and the teaching authority, picture galleries and much more."
  • "In a review of six major studies on clergywomen, Edward C. Lehman, Jr., argues that women's ordination is one of the most significant recent developments in American religion, fostering change in churchgoers' attitudes toward women in leadership and expanding the concept of ministry beyond the local congregation."

  • Transcripts and videos of interviews with political leaders, activists, sociologists and others. Includes a timeline related to the issue of women's rights, a glossary, and student activities.
  • "Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Womens Sports Foundation is a charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity."
  • Directory of online resources whose sections include: Digital Publications General Directories Women's History Women's Health Women in the Ancient World Women & the Law Women & Religion Women in Science.
  • This directory offers "a selective, annotated, highly acclaimed listing of websites containing resources and information about women's studies / women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program." Arranged both alphabetically and by subject.
  • Research guide produced by the New York Public Library.
  • "Book titles currently in print are selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The project assists Women's Studies librarians and collection development librarians in building Women's Studies collections and can also serve as a guide to instructional faculty in selecting available course readings."
  • Includes travel diaries, journals, and other publications. Includes women travellers from and to the United States, as well as selected American and European women travellers to non-Western areas. Searchable.

  • Site provides information on medicine, nutrition, and fitness, and includes several bulletin boards and links to other resources.
  • Organization which describes itself as the "central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions."
  • "Maps, spacial data and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them. Links to catalogues of map holdings,map collections and map archives,map curatorship and map history, map institutions, map events and many others ...." Available in English and German.
  • Features articles related to spices and their uses.
  • "World Statesmen is an encyclopedia of nations, colonies, international and religious organizations, and other polities. Country facts, maps, anthems, flags, links, and multiple indexes will help you explore the fascinating world of global politics and history."
  • This timeline includes images, posters, maps, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, and diagrams.
  • Lets you search for books and other materials in libraries all over the world at once, then locate a library near you that owns it.
  • "The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access."
  • "Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest."
  • This site contains full texts of the "(almost) complete published works of Darwin in digitized citable form with original page numbers, illustrations etc" Includes essential bibliographical information.
  • "Search Engines and Web Directories for Country, Language, or Region-Specific Searches."
  • The premier search directory for women online.
  • Guide to up-to-date health sites made available by World Wide Women.
  • Searchable full-text and page images of newspapers printed in Wyoming between 1849 and 1922.
  • Includes photos from its archive collection and museum exhibits, a chronology of the Holocaust, and links to related sites.
  • For Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (Former Yugoslavia), Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Digitized, historical maps.
  • Guide to bibliographies, pathfinders, and subject guides.
  • (Coe Collection of Western Americana)
  • "We offer health information, clinical care, and a variety of programs and services designed to educate and empower girls and young women ages 12-22." From Boston Children's Hospital.
  • This site explores maps and their uses, and is divided into the following categories: 1. Hometown, USA: LocalGeography 2. Exploration and Discovery 3. Migration and Settlement 4. Travel and Transportation 5. Environmental History 6. Military Maps 7. Pictorial Maps 8. Unusual Maps. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.

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