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IUCAT: Indiana University Libraries'
- Terms in keyword searches should be connected with and
women and farming and united states
- Results from subject searches are often more relevant.
Select Exact, enter a Library of Congress subject heading, then
click on Subject. Some helpful subject headings:
- women farmers united states
- women employment united states history
- home labor united states history
- sex role in the work environment united states history
- businesswomen united states
- housewives united states history
- Use Advanced Search to limit results by date or format
Cline, Cheryl. Women's diaries, journals, and letters : an annotated
bibliography. New York : Garland Pub., 1989. (Reference Room,
Addis, Patrica K. Through a woman's I : an annotated bibliography
of American women's autobiographical writings, 1946-1976.
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983. (Reference Room, Z7963.B6 A32 1983)
Magazine and Newspaper Articles
19th Century Reader's Guide (1890-1899) and
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-present) -
Complete index of 150-200 most widely circulated American
periodicals. (Citations only; all or most of the
are available in the IU Libraries. Reader's Guide is shelved
across from Reference Desk, AI3 .R21).
Entries are alphabetical by subject. Look under:
- women as farmers (artists, brokers, executives, etc)
- working girls and women
Periodicals Contents Index (PCI) - Searchable index of nearly 2,500 scholarly journals in the humanities and
social sciences, from their first issues (the earliest is 1780) through
1990/1991.(Citations only; all or most of the sources are available in
the IU Libraries.)
- Search can be limited to a specific time period. For a sample search,
limit the year of publication to 1880-1920 and enter
women and farm* in the general
Newspapers Online - Electronic index to the New York Times, 1851-1923 and the London
Times, 1790-1945. (Citations only; text is available in Microforms,
AN2.N5 T5 and AN4.L8 T5)
History and Life - Electronic index to 2,000 scholarly journals.
Useful for finding secondary sources.
- Advanced Search provides more search options. Select
subject terms from the browsable index for best results.
- III. Microfilm Collections
History of Women - Filmed from the holdings of
the foremost U.S. women's history collection, the Schlesinger
Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College.
- Collection is cataloged in IUCAT. Use
Advanced Search, search
for history of women as Series,
and add a keyword describing your topic
Papers of the Women's Trade Union League and its principal
leaders - Official records, letters, newspaper clippings, leaflets,
diaries, etc. Guide to the collection includes detailed biographical
information on early 19th-century women activists. (Microforms, HD6079.2
.U5 P37 1979).
Herstory - Newspapers, journals and newsletters by and about
women's organizations, published primarily between 1969 and
1971, from the collections of the Women's History Research
Center, Berkeley. (Microforms, HQ27).
Southern Women and their families in the 19th century - An
immense collection of diaries and family papers, from libraries and
archives in the south. (Microforms HQ1438 .S63 S683. Printed guides to
the collections available in Microforms. The collection can also be
searched through History
- IV. Texts and Images on the Web
Making of America - A digital
library of primary sources in American social history from
the antebellum period through reconstruction.
approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with
19th century imprints. From the University of Michigan and Cornell
- Library of Congress:
American Memory - Digitized collections of primary sources on many
topics. For example, America from the Great
Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-145
provides access to over 100,000 historical images of American life.
- Women and Social Movements in
the United States, 1820-1940 - Primary sources grouped around specific
topics in U.S. women's history. Full text,
but no page images. Editing of documents is uneven: it may be necessary
to check original source (many are from the History of Women
microfilm collection, above).
Internet Women's History Sourcebook - Collection of web resources from
of Advertising in America - Three large collections of historical
advertising (useful primary
sources for women's attitudes/attitudes towards women).