Tammy Raum’s Internet Research Tips for Women’s History Month, March 2008


March is Women’s History Month, and a wealth of historical, social, political, and cultural knowledge is available on the internet. The following internet page of the NWHP (National Women’s History Project) highlights notable achievements of outstanding women.


To really appreciate the nature and scope of Women’s History Month one needs to become acquainted with the work of NWHP. Here are some pertinent excerpts from their web site:

“The NWHP is the catalyst, the content provider, the behind-the-scenes director of a myriad of activities promoting women as leaders and influential forces in our society. Over the past 25 years, the NWHP, founded in Santa Rosa, California, has established a nationwide presence as the number one resource for information and material about the unfolding roles of women in American history. The NWHP leads both local and national efforts, consults, publishes, distributes, inspires, advises, and networks with a wide variety of institutions and activists in the field.”

“Every year in March, the NWHP coordinates observances of National Women’s History Month throughout the country. The NWHP originated this widely recognized celebration and sets the annual theme, produces educational materials, and chooses particular women to honor nationally for their work. Women’s History Month programs, community events, plays, essay contests, and related projects often have wide-ranging effects”

Here are some additional links which help clarify the significance of Women’s History Month as well as the work of NWHP :

  •      About the NWHP
  •    Women’s History Month
  •      News and Events
  • Resource Center
  • The following websites provide additional information related to Women’s History Month and also address other related topics such as Women’s Studies and and Women’s Resources more generally:

    Women’s Studies / Women’s Issues Resource Sites:

    http://userpages.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/links.html is a selective, annotated, highly acclaimed listing of web sites containing resources and information about women’s studies / women’s issues.

    If you’re looking for sites on a specific women-focused topic, you may prefer to use the following subject sections rather than scroll through the all-inclusive alphabetical listing:

    Arts and Humanities (including History)
    Comprehensive, Multi-Disciplinary Sites
    Cyberculture and Internet Info
    Girls and Young Women
    Higher Education
    Women of Color

    There is also a link for listing of 700+ internet sites for Women’s Studies Programs at:
    http://userpages.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/programs.html This website is maintained by Joan Korenman the Founding Director of the Center for Women and Information Technology, Professor Emerita of English, and Affiliate Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

    Last but certainly not least, Rutgers University Libraries has prepared an excellent selection of library and internet resources, including the following sample with noteworthy political links compiled by Natalie Borisovets. She is Head of Public Services at the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers.

    Basic Reference Finding Books: Library Catalogs Finding Articles: Indexes Newspapers Public Policy & Opinion Legislation Documentary Collections Image Collections Green Book Data

    *Tammy Raum, (Retired Law Library Director, JP Morgan Chase)
    (Senior Reference Librarian, NYC Law Dept. Library – part-time)
    email: tammyraumprof@gmail.com

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