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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.

Middle and high school students can 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. For literary criticism, type in the title of a book or author names with the term literary criticism; for example, emily dickinson literary criticism or to kill a mockingbird literary criticism.
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 Check all, then uncheck Reviews). You can also use Limit by Type to only see magazine and news articles (they have an easier reading level), primary source documents, or multimedia (choose Videos, Audio, or Non-Print Resources).

Next, 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) 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).

NoveList and NoveList K-8 offer book recommendations for all ages. Here is a tip to find fiction books by women. Go the Advanced Search, leave the search box blank (or type in a topic of your choice), and choose Female in the Author’s Gender field to see a list of books.

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.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

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

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:
Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebs
Encyclopædia Britannica High School: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zehs
Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebm
Britannica Elementary: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebk
Annals of American History: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zeba
SIRS Discoverer: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd
New Georgia Encyclopedia: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen
GeorgiaInfo: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=gnfo
NoveList: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl
NoveList K-8: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne
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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.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

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

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:
Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebs
Encyclopædia Britannica High School: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zehs
Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebm
Britannica Elementary: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebk
Annals of American History: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zeba
SIRS Discoverer: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd
SIRS Issues Researcher: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zsks
History Reference Center: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbhr
Images (EBSCOhost): http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbim
New Georgia Encyclopedia: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen
GeorgiaInfo: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=gnfo
Literary Reference Center: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zblr
NoveList: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zknl
NoveList K-8: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zkne
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Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Meet Clara Adams, a pioneer in early commercial aviation.  Known as the maiden of maiden flights,  she was always a paying customer.  She flew aboard the maiden flights of the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg airships, Pan Am Clipper flying boats, and other early means of air travel.  She made her first flight in 1914 in Florida.

This photo shows Clara Adams in a celebration of the maiden flight of the Hawaii Clipper, 1936. To put this in perspective, she was crossing the Pacific as a passenger only nine years after Lindbergh flew the Atlantic. [Image courtesy of the archives of the government of Hawaii].

She became acquainted with many of the famous aviators of the day including Amelia Earhart.  Clara Adams is shown here with Earhart in 1929.

Follow this link to see Clara and some of her amazing first flights!

March is Women’s History Month!

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined together to celebrate Women’s History Month:  Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.  They will be honoring  the generations of women whose commitment to nature and our planet have been invaluable to society. The website includes information about programs at the various institutions, information on exhibits and links to resources for teachers.

 

LOC image of women on a picket line, 1917

LOC image of women on a picket line, 1917