Women's History - United States: Start Here

This guide serves as a companion to the Courageous Conversations series focused on empowering women.

What's in this Guide?

Welcome to the Women’s History Month research guide! This guide was developed to help you find library resources and websites on the many issues pertaining to women. Through April 2018, the guide will also serve as a companion to Courageous Conversations: Women's Voices, a college-wide initiative focused on empowering women. Here you will find related resources that pertain to the many important issues the keynote speakers for Courageous Conversations 2018 have addressed in their visits to the Columbus State campus, such as selected books, e-books, and databases related to: black women leaders; women in the criminal justice system; the gender pay gap; and sexual assault against women.  Many of these resources can be located via the library's catalog or one of the library's databases, while others can be easily requested from OhioLINK. This guide also provides links to local and national networks for women.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

For more relevant results while searching the library catalog or research databases, use Library of Congress Subject Headings.  In EBSCOHost databases, such as Women's Studies International, choose "SU Subject Terms" from the "Select a Field" dropdown menu and type your subject term in the search box.

Here are some examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings related to women in the United States:

These subject terms may also be used when conducting subject searches in the library catalog.

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