Women’s History

Library Databases

Facts on File – American Women’s History Online

Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.

Fold 3 

Part of the EBSCOhost collection of databases, Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


Women’s History Month
Compilation of federal government resources celebrating Women’s History Month, observed in March. Features exhibitions, biographies, articles and stories, lesson plans and student activities, and other material about women’s history.

American Women’s History: A Research Guide 
Provides “citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections”. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and more.

Women’s History Month
Infoplease.com celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8) by featuring articles on the women’s history movement and on women’s current status in politics, business, the arts, and other fields.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present  
Biographies and links to biographies about female “writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others.”

National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) 
The National Women’s History Museum affirms the value of knowing Women’s History, illuminates the role of women in transforming society and encourages all people, women and men, to participate in democratic dialogue about our future.

History of Women in Sports Timeline  
A chronology of the history of female athletes around the world, beginning in 776 BC and continuing through the present. From the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

 Women’s eNews  
Regularly updated site with news from around the world concerning women and public policy. They offer the news the mainstream media doesn’t cover.

Famous Firsts by American Women 
From the Fact Monster website a timeline of major milestones achieved by women throughout American history, such as Elizabeth Blackwell (1849), the first woman in the U.S. with a medical degree; Belva Ann Lockwood (1879), the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and more.

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done 
“This exhibition brings together a selection of images from the [American Antiquarian] Society’s collections that illustrate many facets of American women’s work, from the beginning of the American Revolution through the Industrial Revolution.