American Women in History
For Dr. Cathy Mitchell's MCOM 364, 19th-Century
Useful for general research on American women, Colonial period to the present.
Recommended Web Site
American Women's History: A Research Guide
Extensive guide maintained by Ken Middleton, Reference Librarian at MTSU.
and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI). Start here. The
best place to begin a search for information about people. It indexes
major reference sources including biographical dictionaries, Who's Whos,
subject encyclopedias, as well as the most important retrospective works
on individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity.
Major biographical encyclopedias include:
American National Biography. Ed. by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford U P, 1999. UNCA REFERENCE CT213 .A68 1999 v.1-24
Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Ed. by Anne Commire. Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications, 1999. UNCA REFERENCE HQ1115 .W6 1999 v.1-17
Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Ed. by Darlene Clark Hine. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Pub., 1993. UNCA REFERENCE E185.86 .B542 1993 v.1-2
Browse the reference shelves in these areas. Women's
studies resources are generally shelved together, as are American
history and African American resources.
Note: Biographical encyclopedias often
contain bibliographies of primary and secondary sources on your
Scholarly Articles About American Women - Secondary Sources
History and Life. Indexes the scholarly literature about all periods
of American history. Includes abstracts. ABC-Clio
The scholarly journal archive; provides full
text of over 450 journals covering a broad array
of disciplines. UNCA collections include Arts and Sciences I, II,
III, and IV. See
Full Text. Index to the major journals in the humanities, including full-text
articles from over 170 titles. Great place to start for research in
American history, gender studies, and related humanities fields.
Muse. Search over 200 full-text
journals from leading university presses. Covers a broad range of
disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Catalogs & Checklists
Index to over 41 million book and audiovisual catalog records in 17,000
Evans, Charles. American bibliography; a chronological dictionary of all books, pamphlets, and periodical publications printed in the United States of America from the genesis of printing in 1639 down to and including the year
1820. With bibliographical and biographical notes. New York: P. Smith, 1941-59.
UNCA REFERENCE Z 1215 .E923
Most early American writings indexed in Evans's American
Bibliography are available at ASU on microfiche. Search for them
by title or author in the library catalog.
Other bibliographies and checklists of early American writings
can be found in the reference collection (Z 1215), including:
American bibliography, a preliminary checklist for 1801-1819.
UNCA REFERENCE Z
A checklist of American imprints 1820-1841. UNCA REFERENCE Z
Historical magazine and newspaper collections
Early American Newspapers, Series I
(1690-1876). Searchable Web-based archive of 170 early American
newspapers from 24 states. Readex/NewsBank
York Times (1851-2001) - Historical Newspaper Collection. Full-image
articles from the last 150 years. Includes digital reproductions of every
page from every issue -- cover to cover -- in downloadable pdf files.
Harper's Weekly online for the Civil War Era and Reconstruction
Making of America (MOA). Full-image
books and journals
in 19th century American social history. Search both the Cornell
University and the University
of Michigan sites.
American Memory. Primary
resources, including manuscript facsimiles and transcriptions,
photographs, and sound recordings, on all aspects of American history
and culture. Library of Congress
Slavery: A Composite Autobiography. Search slave narratives
collected from 17 states during the 1930's by the WPA. Greenwood See
also the Born
in Slavery site from the Library of Congress
Documenting the American South.
Primary sources, colonial period through early 20th Century. Collections
include: First-Person Narratives of the American South, Library
of Southern Literature, North American Slave Narratives, The
Southern Homefront, 1861-1865. From UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries.
American Women's Letters and Diaries.
Searchable archive of personal writings by American women, Colonial
period to 1950. Alexander Street Press
Locating Manuscript Collections and Archives
Use Advanced Search. Limit type to: Archival Materials
Subject Collections: a guide to special book collections and subject emphases as reported by university, college, public, and special libraries and museums in the United States and
Canada, 7th ed. Compiled by Lee Ash and William G. Miller, with the collaboration of Barry Scott, Kathleen Vickery, and Beverley McDonough. New Providence, N.J. : R.R. Bowker, 1993. UNCA REFERENCE Z731 .A78 1993, v.1-2
Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Ed. by Anne Commire. Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications, 1999. UNCA REFERENCE HQ1115 .W6 1999, v.1-17.
Indicates location of manuscript collections for selected women.
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