Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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History Vault

Covers records from suffrage organizations and other women's rights organizations and personal papers of women's rights advocates. Includes manuscripts relating to voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights and documents relating to Women at Work during World War II.

American Memory Project

Primary source materials from The Library of Congress, includes digital items such as George Washington's letters, Civil War photographs, women suffrage materials, early maps, etc. Coverage:16th century to present; varies by collection.

Britannica Academic

Encyclopedia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Year in Review, World Atlas and an Internet Guide.



A union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative.



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Google Books

Google Books is a partnership project that provides access to digitized material. It may include digitized copies of texts no longer under copyright or for which the author has provided some level of open-access to the public.

Strategic Exploration

Featured Resources

Monographs, journals, and pamphlets reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and women's rights up through the mid-twentieth century. Coverage: 1543-1945.


Featured Resource

The collection currently includes 122 document projects and document archives with 4,900 documents and more than 170,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by more than 2, 600 primary authors.Scholar's Edition.


New York Times Historical Backfile 
  • BU-ONLY Access
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Coverage: 1851-2001.
Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 
  • BU-ONLY Access
Full-image online archive of every page published by The Times (London) from 1785-1985.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)
America's Historical Newspapers 
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Fully searchable collection of founding newspapers, documenting America's past. The Libraries subscribes to Early American Newspapers Series 10, 1730-1900.

New York State Library - Newspapers