About the Author
American Women's History provides citations to print
and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary
collections. The guide also provides information about
the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles,
dissertations, and primary sources.
Quick Facts About This
- 2100+ citations to print and Internet sources
- 1200+ links to Internet sources
- 500+ links to Digital
Collections of Primary Sources
[some links appear in more than one section]
- 75 subfields are covered in the "Subject Index to Research Sources."
- Updated frequently [at least monthly] since 1998
- A link checking program is used to minimize incorrect links.
American Women's History is designed to assist serious
researchers, such as history professors, independent scholars, graduate
students, and possibly upper-division undergraduates. Many of
the Digital Collections of Primary
Sources are appropriate for high school and perhaps middle
school students. Librarians who
assist these researchers and students may also want to become familiar
with the guide.
The research guide is divided into five main sections:
- I.Subject Index to Research
- Coverage includes reference and primary
sources in more than 75 topical areas, ranging from "African-American
to "World War II." Most of these subject guides include citations to
bibliographies, biographical dictionaries, encyclopedias, journals in the
field, guides to archival collections, digital collections of primary
sources, and microform collections.
- II. State Index to Research
- Coverage includes bibliographies, biographical dictionaries, indexes
to state history journals, and guides to archival collections. Use this
section as a supplement to Biographical Research
Sources and to subsections within the Subject
Index to Research Sources. The Digital Collections of Primary
Sources: State Index and the State
Index to Research Sources will be combined to form a single
section by the June 2004.
- III. Research Tools: Finding Primary
- This section describes the major tools for finding information
about archival and manuscript collections, museums, newspapers and
- IV. Research Tools: Finding
- This section focuses on tools for finding books,
articles, theses and dissertions.
Shortcuts are offered to a few of the more popular types of
sources. A Subject Index and a State Index offer quick access to digital
collections of primary sources. Talking About Women's
History provides over 100 links to interviews, lectures, and
documentaries that focus on specific women's history topics.
Ken Middleton is a reference librarian at Middle Tennessee State
University Library. He has a second master's degree, with an
emphasis in American women's history, from the same university.
American Women's History: A Research Guide
Ken Middleton firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle Tennessee State University Library