New and Trial Electronic Resources
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Women's History and Gender Studies Databases
The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives is pleased to announce the addition of four new databases on women's history and gender studies. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
Women's Studies Archive, Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities, and Part 2: Voice and Vision
- Focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, providing a close look at some of the pioneers of women’s history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.
- Learn more about using Women's Studies Archive at the Gale Learning Center.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940
- Illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community.
- Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays.
- Learn more about using Archives of Sexuality & Gender at the Gale Learning Center.
Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920
- Comprises monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.
- Take an online tour of Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 to learn more about this database.
Gender: Identity and Social Change
- Includes essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the 19th century to the present.
- Offers sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
- Take an online tour of Gender: Identity and Social Change to learn more about this database.
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