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Posted March 2, 2017

March is Women’s History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here are a few resources in GALILEO to help you find the stories of women throughout history.

Start by looking for a woman in the Discover GALILEO search box. Try finding Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Coretta Scott King, Sonia Sotomayor, Jane Goodall, and others. For some major events in women’s history, look for women’s rights, women suffrage, women work*, feminism, or other topics of interest. Tip: If you are getting a lot of book reviews in the results, use Limit by Type to remove Reviews (click Show More to see all types, click Name, then uncheck Reviews).

For institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica offers a spotlight on women, Women’s History at a Glance. For speeches, letters, and other primary source documents, search for women in Annals of American History to see a letter from Horace Greeley on women’s rights or a declaration of rights for women from Susan B. Anthony.

NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus offer book recommendations for all ages. Search terms may include “women scientists,”women’s power,”women in history,” and really, “women” and anything.

Interested in important women in Georgia? Take a look at the results list in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. You can read about interesting women like Mary Musgrove, Hazel Raines, Rosalyn Carter, Alice Walker, and many more fascinating women. The Digital Library of Georgia offers many historical images and documents related to women, and it also includes two collections focused on women’s history, For Our Mutual Benefit: The Athens Woman’s Club and Social Reform, 1899-1920 and Georgia Women’s Movement Oral History Project Collection.

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