SUBJECT LISTING OF WOMEN AND GENDER RESOURCES
Please note: This page is no longer being maintained, although many of the topics can still be found on the new website of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian. Please visit the new site.
August 13, 2007.
Agriculture | Anthropology
| Art | Biography | Book
Trade and Reviews | Business Information and Commercial
Sites | Disability Resources | Domestic
Violence | Education | Film and
Video | Girls' Development | Health
| Higher Education | History
| Info. Tech. and Computer Science | International
Conferences, Concerns, & Resources | Language and Linguistics
| Legal Studies | Lesbian
Sites | Librarianship | Magazines
| Media, News, and Communications Sources | Military
| Music | Native American Women | Older Women | Organizations
| Peace | Philanthropy and Funding
| Philosophy and Feminist Theory | Politics
| Science/Math/Technology | Sexual
Harassment and Assault | Sports | Statistical
Resources | Theology
and Religion | Welfare Reform | Women's
Space on the 'Net | Women and Work | Women
of Color in the U.S., Other Groups of American Women, and Women of Other Countries
| Women's Studies Programs, Departments, Research Centers,
Libraries, and Archives | Writers |
- Gender Studies In Agriculture
is or was a searchable bibliographic database from the Wageningen Agricultural
University, the Netherlands. [Bibliography not found, April, 2006.] Gender Studies site at that university.
- Women in Agriculture website from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
links maintained by Carrie Kruse as part of WSSLINKS.
- A few additional sites and comments
- ArtWomen.org is "dedicated
to interdisciplinary exploration of visual culture, especially artmaking,
art history, and feminist theory related to art and visual culture,
all from a feminist perspective."
- Herspace.com is a "creative
space promoting and supporting female artists."
paradoxa feminist art journal site includes women's
art organizations worldwide,
links to women's art work on the Internet and fulltext current
and back issues of the publication.
- National Women's Caucus for
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, search form
Search for women artists by name.
- Oriental Institute Museum at the Univ. of Chicago, collection highlights on
Pictures of archeological objects depicting women.
- Women and
Comics bibliography, by John Bullough and Michael Rhode.
- Women Artists
- Women Artists of the American
West Past and Present is an online course at Purdue University,
developed by developed by Susan Ressler of Purdue University and Jerrold
Maddox of Penn State.
in the Book Arts: A Selection, online exhibit from Wellesley College
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- BIOGRAPHY, GENERAL
- BUSINESS INFORMATION AND COMMERCIAL SITES
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
- Minnesota Higher Education Center
Against Violence and Abuse Electronic Clearinghouse includes links
to statistical sites,
numerous links by subject, including domestic
violence, sexual violence,
- Ending Violence Against
Women is a report in Population Reports, from the Johns
Hopkins School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Center for
Health and Gender Equity.
It Have to Be Like This?" Teen Women Ask Their Peers About Violence,
Hate, and Discrimination," report from the Center for Women Policy Studies.
Violence Against Women and Girls report issued by UNICEF (June,
- Domestic Violence Laws of the World
- Review of domestic violence websites,,
by Amy Shepherd, from Feminist Collections.
Violence and Women's Employment," by Susan Lloyd.
documents, pamphlets, etc. on domestic violence on the State University
of New York at Buffalo library's website.
Against Disabled Women, report from the Center for Women Policy
prevention information from the Canadian Health Network.
- Women's Law Initiative provides"
easy-to-understand legal information towomen living with or escaping domestic
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- FILM AND VIDEO
of Women-Related Videos contact information maintained by the UW System
Women's Studies Librarian along with WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English database.
and Film Websites, compiled by Marcia Barrett as part of WSSLINKS.
Film Reviews at the University of Maryland Women's Resources site.
- Film Festivals:
- Films and Videos
on Women, Gender, and Feminism is an annotated master list of holdings
in the Arizona state university libraries. Annotations include recommendations
for showing in women's studies classes.
- Gender Issues in
Film bibliography, a section of Murray Pomerance's site at Ryerson
- Groupe Intervention Video, distributes
- Leeds Animation Workshop:
A Women's Collective
- Michigan State U. Women and International
Development Program site has a Media Resource Guide: Women in the
Third World (Site has frames: click on "resources," then "MSU Film Guide.")
- Telemanita from
Mexico produces videos about women. For English-language reviews, click
VIDEO-RED MUJER, then on individual issues in English of the Bulletin.
of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium Audiovisual Collection
(borrowing restricted to residents of Wisconsin).
- Women and Film in Europe
lists and links to women's film festivals, associations, databases, distribututors,
- Women and Gender
Studies videotapes in the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library,
Univ. of California-Berkeley.
- Women in Cinema: A Reference
Links to bibliographies, reviews, and film catalogs on the WWW.
- Women in Film and Television International
is a membership organization with several active chapters including
New England, New
York, Vancouver, and elsewhere.
Several sponsor film festivals.
- Women Make Movies is a non-profit
distributor of films and videos by and about women.
- Women's Image Network (Beverly
Hills, CA) "encourages positive portrayals of women in theater, television
and film to alter limited perceptions of women in all walks of life"
through awards, seminars, screenings, and other special events.
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- LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
- LEGAL STUDIES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
- The Abortion Law Homepage
contains information on legislation and jurisprudence relating to abortion
in the U.S. See also Abortion Laws of the World.
- Access to Justice Net (from
Canada) has a category "women" with links to numerous other
sites and documents.
- Women in Legal Education
section of the Association of American Law Schools, discussion
list (Antigone) and
bibliography compiled by Sara Robbins and Maria Okonska in 1999
Legal Studies Pathfinder from the University of Sydney Law School
- Review of websites on the legal history of
reproductive rights, by Beth Fredrick, from Feminist
- Abortion information
sites linked from the Sunshine for Women site.
- Girls in
the Juvenile Justice System report "Justice by Gender: The Lack
of Appropriate Prevention, Diversion and Treatment Alternatives for Girls
in the Juvenile Justice System"from the American Bar Association.
Site links to the full report (in pdf) and press coverage.
- Women's Human Rights
site (the Diana Project), University of Toronto Law School
- Women and Prison
articles from the Prison Issues Desk of the Prison Activist Resource Center.
- Women in
Prison, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1991 data, and more
recent statistics on criminal offenders (female and male).
- The Center for Reproductive Rights offers searches
by region and countries of the world of the status of reproductive
rights, and numerous documents in pdf.
- Women Lawyers Association of Los
Angeles (WLALA) has a bibliography
which "digests a limited number of readily accessible works which
deal with the advancement of women in the legal profession, the economic
structures currently in use in the profession, marketing, and other business
on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) of the American Library
Morganagus. Search for "gender" or "women" in this index of electronic
- Feminist Task Force, Social Responsibilities
Round Table, American Library Association
- Women's Studies Section,
Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association
- Women's Issues Section, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
- Wisconsin Women Library Workers
organization, winner of the 1995 ALA Equality Award
- Women in Information Technology
is an annotated list of sites about and for women in the fields of library
& information science, information technology, and computer science.
- Women in Canadian
Librarianship and Bibliography: 10 Pioneers is an exhibit from the
National Library of Canada.
- Bias in Subject Access Standards: A Content Analysis of the Critical Literature Project: Women, by Hope A. Olson, principal investigator.
- MILITARY AND WAR
of Syllabi in Women's Studies in Music
List of Published Songs Composed by American and British Women, ca. 1890-1930,
by Christopher Reynolds, Univ. of California, Davis.
of Sources Related to Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism, and Music,
compiled by the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society for Music
- International Alliance
for Women in Music
Links to a variety of resources on women composers and women-in-music
topics.Click on "Resources."
- Fight on
Sisters: and Other Songs for Liberation, songbook by Carol Hanisch,
digitized by Duke Library Special Collections.
- Ladyslipper Music: Recordings
By Women catalog
- Folksinger Geri Gribi's homepage
includes a section of resources for women's folk music and history as
well as information on her CDs, cassettes, and performances.
Anderson: A Life in Song virtual exhibit from Annenberg Rare Book
& Manuscript Library Univ. of Pennsylvania
in Music Information Page, Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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- OLDER WOMEN
- SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
- WELFARE REFORM
- Speaking Out: Women, Poverty,
and Public Policy, edited by Katherine A. Rhoades and
Anne Statham, the Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Women's Studies
Conference, University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium,
October 29-31, 1998. The collection of papers offer a variety of viewpoints
on the topic of welfare reform. The authors provide historical perspectives
and policy critiques, examine how welfare reform is taking place in various
states in the U.S., and report on what the idea of welfare means in other
countries. Some studies offer resources and strategies for teaching about
poverty in the classroom, while others discuss the experience of welfare
recipients, and some analyze literary explorations of poverty. Several
scholars speak from the viewpoint of having themselves been poor and/or
on welfare at some point. Speaking Out is a PDF file. Read the
hints for using.
- The Center for
Women Policy Studies has several reports on education and
welfare reform, some of which are online in pdf, including From
Poverty to Self-Sufficiency: The Role of Postsecondary Education in Welfare
Reform (December 2002).
- The Center on Budget
and Policy Priorities has many studies
on federal welfare policies, such as "The
Initial Impacts of Welfare Reform on the Economic Well-Being of Single
Mother Families," (August 1999).
- The U.S. Dept. of Heath and Human Services' Administration
for Children & Families has a website on welfare
reform with links to numerous guidelines, statistics, reports, etc.
- The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Office
of Family Assistance oversees the Temporary Assistance
to Needy Families (TANF) Program. The site includes links
to the authorizing legislation, provisions of state programs, etc. This
office makes annual
reports to Congress about the Program. Read the Fifth
Annual Report, transmitted in February 2003.
- Institute for Research on
Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Site includes links
sites and numerous publications
and special reports
that can be downloaded from the site.
- The Institute for Women's Policy Research
has several papers assessing welfare reform, including "Feminist
Perspectives on TANF Reauthorization: An Introduction to Key Issues for
the Future of Welfare Reform," by Janice Peterson (February 2002)
and "Life After Welfare
Reform: Low-Income Single Parent Families, Pre- and Post-TANF,"
by Janice Peterson, Xue Song, and Avis Jones-DeWeever (May 2002)
Welfare and Rewarding Work: A Summary of the Final Report on the Minnesota
Family Investment Program and Full
Report (58 p. in pdf), from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation.
- The Urban Institute has
many articles and reports on welfare
- Institute for Public Policy Research, Center for Public Administration
and Policy, Virginia Tech, research
reports on welfare reform in Virginia.
- Wisconsin Council on Children
and Families has various documents on welfare
and economic support.
Evaluation: Wisconsin Works (W2) Program" (April 2001)
was conducted by the Wisconsin
Legislative Audit Bureau.
Policy Research Institute publishes reports, including "Economic
Lessons for Welfare Mothers" (February, 2001).
- WOMEN AND THE INTERNET
Several places offer comfortable and informative women's space on the Net:
- WOMEN AND WORK
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