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Women's and Gender Studies

America, history and life

Indexes articles from scholarly journals on the history of the United States and Canada only. Provides abstracts for most articles. Also includes book reviews in scholarly history journals but does not index book publications. Features: simple, advanced, and visual search features; and search alerts. The first place to look for scholarly literature on America and Canada. (N.B.: For the rest of the world, use Historical Abstracts). EBOSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1910 - present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

ArchiveGrid

Discover personal and family papers, oral histories, photos, and similar materials held in libraries in the United States. Information provided by participating archives and libraries, and collected from data on archive materials included in the OCLC/WorldCat database. Search by archive name, archive location, author, keyword, title, and subject. Limits by language and year. Results include link to finding aids (where available) and contact information for the archive. OCLC

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N/A
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Some Full Text
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Archives of human sexuality and identity. LGBTQ history and culture since 1940

Brings together disparate collections of documents, grassroots newsletters, journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, government documents, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond. Gale

Date Coverage:
1946-2000s
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Full Text

BrillOnline reference works

Provides a link to the portal site for Brill online reference works encyclopedias subscribed to by BU Libraries, including the Brill's New Pauly (English translation), Der Neue Pauly (German original), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Can be dispensed with if only interested in searching these resources individually (all four are separately cataloged in BearCat and listed in the ERD). However, for those interested in searching across more than one of them simultaneously, the portal site includes an "Advanced Search" feature that enables searching across multiple-subscribed resources. Brill

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N/A
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Cambridge histories online

Provides online, searchable access to the well-known Cambridge History series. This series provides excellent essays on all aspects of history from classical to medieval to modern, including histories of science, religion, language, economics, the book, publishing, theater, literature, warfare, music, philosophy, politics, and regional studies. Scholarly, authoritative; includes bibliographies for further study. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
All dates
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Dolley Madison digital edition

Indexes and provides access to the full text of all of Dolley Madison's correspondence. As the wife of President James Madison and as the unofficial hostess on occasion during Jefferson's Presidency, her letters testify to personal, social, and political issues of the times. Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
1768 - 1849
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Full Text

Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures

Provides access to a specialist encyclopedia focused on women's studies and Islamic cultures. The title of this work intends a broader scope than it actually specifies. For this work isn't concerned only with women and women's issues in countries where Muslim culture has historically predominated, it is also concerned with issues where Muslim culture has been a significant minority presence within the domains of other majority faiths. It is further concerned with women as adherents and outsiders to Islamic faith in cultures where Islam has been a cultural influence. So this work covers an enormous amount of ground. It is not surprising, therefore, that the print version runs to five volumes with two supplements. Written primarily with the needs of the specialist researcher in mind, the articles may still be profitably mined by researchers with more general purposes in view. Searchable either by specific volumes or through its "Advanced Search" keyword interface, the researcher has the option of searching it like a database, or serendipitously, like a print encyclopedia.This resource should be useful to a wide cross section of researchers: students of women's issues in Islamic cultures, students of Islam as a minority culture, students of minorities in predominantly Islamic cultures...to name just a few. Covers all eras of Islamic civilization from the 7th century to the present. Brill

Date Coverage:
7th century CE - present
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Full Text

Ethnographic video online. Volume 1

Provides a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture through online streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture; kinesthetics; body language; food and foraging; cooking; economic systems; social stratification and status; caste systems and slavery; male and female roles; kinship and families; political organization; conflict and conflict resolution; religion and magic; music and the arts; culture and personality; and sex, gender, and family roles. Searchable by people, subject, title and transcript/subtitles. Browsable by ethnographer, geographic location, cultural group, subjects, date (1922 to present day), people, content type and clips. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1922 to present
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Gale Artemis. Primary sources

Discover full-text, primary source material from law, news, documents, photographs and illustrations, and historical books covering the 17th to 19th centuries in one search. Also may limit to selected resources only. Simple keyword search or advanced search by author, title, publisher and other features. Limits to type of work (article, book, advertisement, etc.), publication dates, language, and library/institution holding the source. Allows for discovering term frequency use across the individual databases covered. Primary Source. GALE

Date Coverage:
17th to 20th centuries
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Full Text

Gender studies collection (Gale)

Provides a collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format covering gay and lesbian studies; intended primarily for academic researchers. Includes academic journals, magazines, and news sources. This collection is part of the larger Academic Onefile database. Searchable by keyword, entire document, subjects, abstracts, author, brand name, company name, person name, place name, document title, etc. Coverage: 1980 to present day. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
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Some Full Text
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Gerritsen collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Trace the history of women’s movements and feminism over four centuries of documents and journals and across multiple countries in Europe and North America in this one collection. Full-text of primary source documents, journals, and pamphlets, in 14 langages (primarily English, German, and French), it is possible to trace developments in a single country or across several countries. The Gerritsen Collection includes advice manuals, education and professional training, history, social conditions, social reform, legal status, women’s health, and women’s employment. Among the books are many biographies of women – full-length biographies and biographical sketch collections. Gerritsen also has an extensive section of early women’s periodicals from 1860 through the 1940’s. Quick or Advanced search features are available for the entire collection, with limits for books or periodicals only. Primary Source. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1543-1945
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Full Text

Historical abstracts (EBSCO)

Indexes and provides abstracts to scholarly journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, books and book reviews in history for all countries except the United States and Canada (for the U.S. and Canada use America: History & Life). Since every subject has a history all subjects are covered, from accounting and biology to warfare and zoology, not just traditional "history." Includes research on eras from prehistory to the present. Basic, advanced, and visual search features; limits by time period, country, year of publication of article, language of publication, in addition to subject, author, keyword, etc. EBSCO

Date Coverage:
Pre-history to the present
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Some Full Text
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Irish women poets of the Romantic period

Includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. The database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project

Date Coverage:
1768-1842
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Full Text

Journal of Emily Shore

Provides the first complete presentation of the transcribed journals of Emily Shore, a young Victorian woman of extraordinary talent. Emily Shore read widely – economics, botany, zoology – and was an amateur botanist and ornithologist who catalogued the natural world around her home and wrote essays on bird behavior. She also wrote poetry and plays and was a keen observer of life and culture before her death at the age of 19 from tuberculosis. Her journals cover the the years 1831 – 1839 (ages 11 – 19) and include two of the journals which were not know at the time of the printed edition. Supplemented with maps and illustrations. Would provide an interesting comparison with the same years from Queen Victoria’s Journals, which Baylor also owns

Date Coverage:
1831-1839
Content Availability:
Full Text

MLA international bibliography

Provides a subject, author, and title index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. MLA indexers review books, journals, and Web sites for material that relates to all forms of human communication. Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1920 to present date
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Covers three subject areas: History (8 sections), Literature (2 sections), and Mathematics & Science (2 sections). Provides full-text, fully searchable content from a broad range of primary sources. Includes works in Western and non-Western languages, and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other institutions from around the globe. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1800-1899
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Full Text

Oxford bibliographies

Offers discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. Each subject module includes a full set of entries (written by scholars in the field) covering a range of topics from general overviews to highly- specialized themes. Each entry provides a synoptic, bibliographic guide to the key literature and most useful online resources in given area of research. All subject areas or just selected ones may be browsed or searched by keyword or phrase. Oxford

Date Coverage:
Ancient times to the present day
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Oxford handbooks online. History

Provides peer-reviewed articles that survey the current state of scholarship in history. Scholars review the latest thinking and research in the field, as well as review the key issues and major debates. They further provide an original argument for how those debates might evolve setting the agenda for new research. New articles are added continually, which provides researchers with the most recent developments

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Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry

The papers, letters, and family plantation records of this mother-daughter pair from South Carolina span colonial-era America to the early Jacksonian era of the United States. This collection includes the surviving documents – letters , travel notebooks, and the recipe (receipt) books of these women, and legal and business documents relevant to their families’ plantations. Gathered together, these documents witness to nearly a century of domestic and political life, the role of women in the management of plantations and agriculture, travel, and to the changes that occurred in social life as America moved from a colony to a nation. Material may be browsed by topic (documents, travel journals, recipe books) or searched by keyword, person, place, or document type. Excellent introductions to the collection and its sections. UVA- Rotunda

Date Coverage:
1739 - 1830
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Full Text

Queen Victoria's journals

Contains online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria's diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of all journal entries. This website reproduces as high-resolution color images every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages

Date Coverage:
1832-1901
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Full Text

Readers' guide retrospective

Provides indexing to the most popular magazines for the general public from 1890 - 1982. Areas covered include children and teen magazines, television guides, news and opinion magazines, art journals, women's and men's magazines, etc. Sample titles indexed: National Geographic, Ms., Motor Trends, Parent's Magazine, People, Scientific American, and Audubon. Includes book reviews. H.W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
1890 - 1982
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Scottish women poets of the romantic period

Includes the full text of 60 volumes of poetry by 47 authors who were Scottish women of the Romantic period. Accompanying the texts are extensive bio-critical essays, specially written for the database by leading scholars in the field, as well as selected criticism from the critical bibliography compiled by the editors. New content is added on a bi-weekly basis. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1770-1835
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Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

Access a diverse collection of primary sources, scholarly articles, biographical information (from Notable American Women), data and graphs, state, local, and national reports, and the online journal Women and Social Movements. Covers gender, racial, moral, employment, and social issues related to women. Includes teaching tools on specific issues which are supported by the documents in the collection. Browse contents by movement, document project or archive, chronology, etc.; keyword and advance search options. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
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Full Text

Women's magazine archive

Provides full text access to several prominent consumer magazines aimed at a female readership: Better Homes & Gardens, Chatelaine, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, and Redbook

Date Coverage:
Late 1800's to 2005
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Full Text