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Women's History: In the Library

This is a guide to the library's collection in Women's History. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.

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Search multiple databases and the library catalog.

Type in keywords, titles, or authors to find what the library has to offer on your topic.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID



If you have a DOI or a PubMed ID (PMID), enter it here to begin your request. This will point you to immediate full-text access through our subscriptions or Open Access (if available).

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Women's History.

  • CT3200-3830 -- Biography of Women
  • HQ1101-2030.7 -- Women, Feminism, Women's Clubs

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Women's History resources in the Library Catalog:

  • African American Women
  • African American Women -- History
  • Feminism
  • Women -- Biography
  • Women -- Employment
  • Women -- History
  • Women -- Social Conditions
  • Women -- United States
  • Women's Rights
  • Women's Studies
  • Women in science
  • Women in engineering


The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendhip of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
Call #: Popular HQ1412 .W36 2004 DVD

Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Call #: Movies (Shelved by Title)

Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger was a birth control advocate, a self-styled libertarian, and an ardent proponent of women's rights. Using rare archival footage, diary excerpts, and commentary from historians, critics, and relatives, the program traces her life and work in the promotion and legalization of contraception.
Call #: Popular HQ764.S3 M37 2003 DVD

Sacagawea heroine of the Lewis and Clark journey
Sacagawea not only makes history as the heroine of the country's most important journey of westward expansion, but she shares the unique experience in her own words.
Call #: Popular F592.7.S123 S33 2004

Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.

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