Women's Studies – Reference Sources

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General Literature

Alston, R. C. A Checklist of Women Writers, 1801-1900: Fiction, Verse, Drama. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1990. Call Number: Ref Z 2013.5 .W6 A48 1990.

Baym, Nina. Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Novels By and About Women in America, 1820-1870. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993. Call Number: PS 149 .B38 1993.

Black Women in America. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Call Number: Ref E185.86 .B542 2005.

The Bloomsbury Guide to Women’s Literature. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference, 1992. Call Number: PN 471 .B57 1992.

Cardinale, Susan. Anthologies By and About Women: An Analytical Index. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. Call Number: Ref HQ 1111 .C35 1982.

Crawford, Elizabeth. The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. London: Routledge, 2001. Call Number: Ref JN 979 .C73 2001.

Davis, Gwenn. Drama by Women to 1900: A Bibliography of American and British Writers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992. Call Number: Z 1229 .W8 D37 1992.

—. Personal Writings by Women to 1900: A Bibliography of American and British Writers. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref Z 1229 .W8 D38 1991.

—. Poetry by Women to 1900: A Bibliography of British and American Writers. London: Mansell, 1991. Call Number: Ref Z 2013.5 .W6 D38 1991.

Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. Call Number: Ref HQ 1185 .E63 2005.

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers From the Middle Ages to the Present. London: B.T. Batsford, 1990. Call Number: Ref PR 111 .F45 1990.

Gilbert, Victor Francis. Women’s Studies: A Bibliography of Dissertations 1870-1982. New York: B. Blackwell, 1985. Call Number: Ref Z 7961 .G55 1985.

Handbook of American Women’s History. New York: Garland, 1990. Call Number: Ref HQ 1410 .H36 1990.

Heltzel, Virgil B. A Check List of Courtesy Books in the Newberry Library. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1942. Call Number: Ref Z 5873 .N5. Shelved in Checklist Area.

Herman, Kali. Women in Particular: An Index to American Women. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1984. Call Number: Ref HQ 1412 .H47 1984. Shelved on Index Table 4.

Krikos, Linda A. Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. Call Number: Ref Z 7963 .F44 K75 2004.

Newberry Library. Early Women’s Literature: A Provisional Checklist of Works in the Newberry Library Written By or About Women and Published Before 1700. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1993. Call Number: Ref Z 6611 .W6 N48 1993. Shelved in Checklist Area.

Robinson, Doris. Women Novelists, 1891-1920: An Index to Biographical and Autobiographical Sources. New York: Garland, 1984. Call Number: Ref Z 7963 .A8 R62 1984.

Searing, Susan. Introduction to Library Research in Women’s Studies. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985. Call Number: Ref Z 7961 .S42 1985.

Smith, Hilda L. Women and the Literature of the Seventeenth Century: An Annotated Bibliography Based on Wing’s Short-Title Catalog. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Call Number: Ref Z 2013.5 .W6 S6 1990.

Williamson, Jane. New Feminist Scholarship: A Guide to Bibliographies. Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, 1979. Call Number: Z 7961 .A1 W54.

Zuckerman, Mary Ellen. Sources on the History of Women’s Magazines, 1792-1960: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. Call Number: Ref Z 6944 .W6 Z83 1991.

American Literature

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide From Colonial Times to the Present. New York: Ungar, 1979-1982. Call Number: Ref PS 147 .A4.

Goodfriend, Joyce D. The Published Diaries and Letters of American Women: An Annotated Bibliography. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1987. Call Number: Ref Z 5305 .U5 G66 1987.

Leonard, Eugenie Andruss. The American Woman in Colonial and Revolutionary Times, 1565-1800: A Syllabus With Bibliography. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1962. Call Number: Ref Z 7964 .U49 L4 1962.

Women, Women Writers, and the West. Troy, NY: Whitston Publications, 1980. Call Number: PS 151 .W6.

Yellin, Jean Fagin. The Pen Is Ours: A Listing of Writings By and About African-American Women Before 1910 with Secondary Bibliography to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Call Number: Ref Z 1229 .N39. Y44 1991.

European Literature

Backscheider, Paula R. An Annotated Bibliography of Twentieth-Century Critical Studies of Women and Literature, 1660-1800. New York: Garland Publishing, 1977. Call Number: Ref Z 2012 .B13.

A Biographical Dictionary of English Women Writers, 1580-1720. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1990. Call Number: Ref PR 113 .B46 1990.

Bornstein, Diane. The Lady in the Tower: Medieval Courtesy Literature for Women. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1983. Call Number: HQ 1143 .B67 1983.

An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998. Call Number: Ref PR 111 .E54 1998.

Palmegiano, E. M. Women and British Periodicals, 1832-1867: A Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1976. Call Number: Ref Z 7962 .P29.

American History

American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2001. Call Number: Ref Z 7164 .U5 A47 2001.

Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publications, 1993. Call Number: Ref E 185.86 .B542 1993.

Conway, Jill K. The Female Experience in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America: A Guide to the History of American Women. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985. Call Number: Z 7961 .C64 1985.

Degler, Carl N. At Odds: Women and the Family in America From the Revolution to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. Call Number: HQ 1418 .D44.

Gabaccia, Donna R. Immigrant Women in the United States: A Selectively Annotated Multidisciplinary Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref Z 7164 .I3 G33 1989.

Hinding, Andrea. Women’s History Sources: A Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States. New York: Bowker, 1978. Call Number: Ref oZ 7964 .U49 H56.

A History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference. Danbury, CT: Grolier Academic Reference , 2004. Call Number: Ref HQ 1410 .H58 2004.

Huls, Mary Ellen. United States Government Documents on Women, 1800-1990: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993. Call Number: Ref Z 7964 .U49 H85 1993.

McFeely, Mary Drake. Women’s Work in Britain and America From the Nineties to World War I: An Annotated Bibliography. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1982. Call Number: Z 7963 .E7 M43 1982.

Soltow, Martha Jane. American Women and the Labor Movement, 1825-1974: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976. Call Number: Z 7963 .E7 S635 1976.

Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. Call Number: Ref HQ 1439 .C47 W66 2001.

European History

Frey, Linda. Women in Western European History: A Select Chronological, Geographical, and Topical Bibliography, From Antiquity to the French Revolution. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. Call Number: Ref Z 7961 .F74 1982 and Suppl.

Kanner, Barbara. Women in Context: Two Hundred Years of British Women Autobiographers, a Reference Guide and Reader. New York; London: G.K. Hall; Prentice Hall International, 1997. Call Number: Ref Z 7963 .B6 K35 1997.

Kelly-Gadol, Joan. Bibliography in the History of European Women. Bronxville, NY: Sarah Lawrence College, 1976. Call Number: folio oZ 7961 .K44 1976.

The Women of England: From Anglo-Saxon Times to the Present: Interpretive Bibliographical Essays. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1979. Call Number: HQ 1599 .E5 W65.