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History 125: Prof. Carlo's Classes: Role of Women in American History: Reference Sources

Getting Started

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A good way to start your research is to investigate some reference works.  Reference sources provide historical and background information, timelines, statistics, current situation, and related topics.

Reference Books in Print and Online

These sample print books, located in our Reference area on the first floor of the Library, have background information on women in American history. Use the library catalog SearchAll to find additional reference books. Use the call numbers listed to locate the books on the shelves.

Title    Call Number
A Pictorial History of Women in America Ref. HQ1410 .W37
The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History Ref. HQ1410 .R43 1998
100 American Women Who Shaped American History Ref. CT3260 .F45 2005
Women Together: a History in Documents of the Women's Movement in the United States Ref. HQ1426 .P34
Webster's Dictionary of American Women Ref. HQ1412 .W4 1996


The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides full-text articles that may be printed, downloaded, or emailed. Use keywords to search for sources.

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