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American Women: Resources from the General Collections

Getting Started

Getting Started

These U.S. Army nurses are part of the first medical group to be stationed with U.S. bomber bases in Russia--Left to right: Lts. Hilda Nevin, York, Pa.; Helene Lieb, Minneapolis; Thelma Coughlenques, New Bethlehem, Mass.; and Anna Lisa Moline, Preice, S.D.1947. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Sources of use to the curious can be found in numerous places. Many historians of women would not think to examine science periodical indexes such as the General Science Index (1978-; Z7401.G46 SciRR, MRR Alc; online, 1984-) and Biological and Agricultural Index (with title change, 1916-; Z5073.A46 SciRR, MRR Alc, online, 1983-), yet these reference works lead to articles on sexism, patriarchy, diets of pregnant Korean Americans, and women's clubs in the environmental movement (links to more information on these resources provided below). Published congressional committee hearings debate oral contraceptives, child care, and immigrants, and trade journals sometimes include obituaries of women.

Seven starting places for research are discussed in this section:

  • Bibliographies
  • Secondary Sources
  • Series
  • Microform Materials
  • Doctoral Dissertations
  • Congressional Documents
  • Indexes to Anthologies and Collections of Essay

Science Periodical Indexes