Below we have listed selected links leading to other searchable databases or metapages providing information pertaining to women's and gender studies.
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Last Update: June 18th, 2002

Searchable Databases

The ARIADNE-Database contains records (mainly articles) from international and women's studies literature (aprox. 32,000) from the holdings of the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Database-language is German.
To access the database directly follow this link:

The Bibliography of the History of Western Sexuality, 1700-1945 contains about 16,600 titles of the non-belletristic primary and secondary literature of the history of sexuality in Europe, the U.S. and Canada from 1700 to 1945. Beyond this it contains important titles of antique sexual history, of the history of sexuality of the middle ages and contemporary times, also including titles for non-Western societies.

The Women's Library (former Fawcett Library)
Britain's national research library and archival resource on women's studies, especially women's history (60.000 books and pamphlets from 1600 to the present).

IIAV (Internationaal Informatiecentrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging Amsterdam)
International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement.

The Database of the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (Centre for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies) at the TU Berlin contains records from the holdings of several department libraries (in German).

The Women's Studies Database at the University of Maryland offers information on a great variety of topics (Conferences, Call for Papers, Bibliographies, Articles, Syllabi).

The Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index is a searchable database covering journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

Women's Gift of Speech: Women's Speeches from around the World Women's Speeches from around the World is "dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches made by influential contemporary women". The site also contains speeches made by contemporary women writers.

The Women in Philosophy - Database gives access to over 16.000 records of works by women "in aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, history of philosophy and philosophy of mind, of science, of art, and many other subjects." The database can be searched for authors, titles and subjects.

The Genesis project is a mapping initiative, funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) and based at The Women's Library in London, to identify and develop access to women's history sources in the British Isles. Access to information will be through two ways:
1) A database which stores collection descriptions from libraries, archives and museums from around the British Isles, accessible through the web (available in June 2002).
2) A Guide to Sources, a comprehensive list of websites relating to women's history sources, including national and international sites.

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WWWomen! Very helpful search directory, providing a search function as well as topical listings of special interest to women.

A Celebration of Women Writers "provides a comprehensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women". In other words: Don't miss it!

A list of Women's Studies Sites in Europe can be found at the Nordic Institute for Women's and Gender Research.

Another comprehensive list of links to European women's studies sites: Women's Studies EuroMap.

The Fraueninfonetz at the University of Bielefeld is intended as a site facilitating and supporting Women's Studies Online in Germany.

Joan Korenman's List of Women's Studies WWW Sites offers alphabetical and topical listings of WWW-sites.

Gender-related electronic forums (UMBC, J. Korenman)
Rightly famous, this is probably the most comprehensive list of electronic discussion lists in the area of women's and gender studies.

Women's Studies Librarian's Office (Universität von Wisconsin)
links to other women's studies sites as well as the UoW's own bibliographies and reading lists.

Voice of the Shuttle
is an enormously helpful resource for humanities research and offers its own helpful page linking to Women's and Gender Studies sites.

The Women's studies information sources at the University of York Library contain a most extensive list of links to electronic journals, databases, centres for women's studies, women's history pages, women and the humanities pages, and pages dealing with many other topics.

The IFTR - The Institute of Feminist Theory and Research was established in 1998 and hosted its first conference at the University of Liverpool in January 2000. The Institute aims to support feminist theory and research by improving communication between researchers and to support teaching and learning by disseminating the good practice developed in and through feminist pedagogy. Its objective is to is to protect and support the growth of feminist scholarship and scholars.

The Women's Feature Service is an international women's news/features syndicate and offers features and opinions on development from a gender perspective. WFS has a global outlook, with writers from 40 countries and media clients all over the world. The articles brought out by WFS are published by small and large newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletters across the globe.

The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) "is dedicated to advancing learning and understanding of the connection between gender ... and organizational effectiveness." The pages offer an extensive list of links, as well as a reading list concerning these topics.

The Cultural Studies Virtual Library is developed by PACC (Advanced Program of Contemporary Culture) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is an Internet compiler of useful information for Cultural Studies researchers but also includes useful links on Gender and Women's Studies. In it you will find detailed information on scientific and cultural meetings; articles; printed, eletronic and online periodicals; conventional and virtual libraries; scientifical associations and research institutions; non-governmental organizations; research support agencies; libraries and publishing houses; bibliographies; chats; discussion lists; etc.
The site is completely in Spanish.

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