Women's History Month

Recommended databases and websites:
(selections and annotations from the Librarian's Index, NetTrekker, and KE)

For information and pictures:
The National Women's History Project
The National Women's History Project is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
Celebrating Women's History Month
From the Library of Congress Women's History Month with a timeline from 3000 B.C. to the present and biographies of more than 60 women, including Joan of Arc, Sally Hemings, Madeline Albright, Flossie Wong-Staal, and Martina Navratilova. Another feature is a section with information on 12 significant trials, including the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and the Tailhook Scandal. There are also suggestions for activities and annotated links to other resources.
Women in American History
In the last three decades, the field of women's history has begun to transform the way the overall history of the United States has been told. The women's liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s simultaneously highlighted the neglect of women's experience in the writing of history and stimulated hundreds of educated women to study women's history.
This unique site is full of information and resources to help you learn about women’s history in a global, non- U.S., context. Here teachers, students, parents, history buffs, and the interested public can find information on several topics.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers. I'd like to acknowledge as many as I can.

Women of the Century: 100 Years of American Heroes
An annotated list of more than four dozen phenomenal American women of the twentieth century "who left an indelible mark on our nation." Browse decade by decade or in categories of activists, reformers, politics and government, arts, media, space and science, sports, and exploration. A DiscoverySchool.com site.

Databases for in-depth information

See the Ebscohost link for magazine articles and newspaper articles. If you don't already have one, see the media specialist for a barcode.

Women's Rights: 1848 to the Present 

This site contains "articles, speeches, biographies and links relating to women's rights." Includes information on the 1847 Seneca Falls, New York conference "that set the stage to gain women in the United States the right to vote," brief profiles of prominent activists (Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul), and information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month (observed every October).

Women's History Month Resources -The Smithsonian
Lists biographies by subject area; also special-feature articles . Contains links to a variety of sources. Interesting and thorough.