GALILEO Resources for Women’s History Month

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

First, explore Encyclopædia Britannica‘s spotlight on women, the Encyclopædia Britannica Profiles 300 Women Who Changed the World. There, students will find an illustrated timeline of women throughout history along with articles, essays, speeches, video clips, and learning activities.

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.

A quick search of SIRS Discoverer (elementary and middle school) or SIRS Researcher (high school) will bring back news and magazine articles, images, and more. SIRS Discoverer also includes a spotlight for Women’s History Month, so click the Spotlight of the Month feature at the bottom of the SIRS Discover home page to investigate this (scroll to the bottom of the Spotlight page to see archives). SIRS Researcher includes an extensive leading issues feature about Women’s Rights with a detailed timeline, global perspectives, statistics, and more. Search for women’s rights to see this. To see the spotlight on Women’s History Month, go to the Databases Features tab and choose Spotlight On… to see the spotlights. Scroll down and go to the 2011 Archive to see current and past spotlights.

A search for women in History Reference Center reveals articles about Amelia Earhart and other women aviators, about women in space, about female athletes, about women living the pioneer life on the frontier, and much more. Don’t miss the historical images and videos to the right of the search results.

To see even more images than what is available in Britannica, SIRS, or History Reference Center, check out Images at EBSCOhost. Just search for women or for a name, place, or event to see historical and present-day images.

For literary criticism of works by women, search Literary Reference Center for a title, author, or theme. Here’s a tip to limit your search to articles related to works by female authors. Go to Advanced Search, leave the search box blank, and choose Female in the Literary Author’s Gender field. You can then click the Biographies tab in the search results to see a list of authors or click on Plot Summaries to see a list of works. This tip also works in NoveList and NoveList K-8 to find a list of female authors. Or, you can search NoveList for a name, title, or theme to find book recommendations.

Want to meet important women in Georgia? Take a look at the Women of Distinction in Georgia feature in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Your students can read about interesting women like Mary Musgrove, Hazel Raines, Rosalyn Carter, Alice Walker, and many more fascinating women. Students can also see Famous Georgia Women in GeorgiaInfo.

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Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

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