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

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(Site dedicated to combating negative and distorted images of women.)

ABWA: American Business Women's Association
(ABWA is dedicated to helping businesswomen "grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition." The web site offers resources that support this aim, including professional development materials, career development information, local networking opportunities, and more.)

Academic Info: Women's Studies
(A directory of Internet Resources tailored to the university community. Annotated links arranged into a number of categories such as science, law, religion, cinema and the media, etc, as well as a separate multi-part section on U.S. women's history.)

Access and Merit: A Debate on Encouraging Women in Science and Engineering
(Essay by Canadian professor F. Mary Williams that describes the debate about the wisdom of interventions to encourage more women to prepare for careers in science and engineering. Ultimately, she argues that "by using a narrow definition of what constitutes scientific knowledge, the 'meritocritics' have missed the reality, and the potential, of modern science." Her essay is in pdf format and requires the use of a free Adobe Acrobat reader.)

Accessibility of Computer Science: A Reflection for Faculty Members
(Computer Science professor Dianne P. O'Leary's insightful discussion of the chilly climate for women in computer science. The discussion is arranged as a series of questions, such as whether women are less talented in computer science, why so few women enter the field and why so many who do enter do not stay, what makes the environment chilly, and what can be done at the faculty level and throughout the curriculum, from beginning courses to graduate education. References are provided for all sections. Highly recommended.)

Achieving Gender Equity in Science Classrooms: A Guide for Faculty
(Concise handbook compiled by women science students and science faculty and staff at a consortium of New England colleges and published by the Dean's Office at Brown University. Topics include classroom dynamics, examination options, personalizing large classes, moving from a competitive to a cooperative educational model, and more.)

ACM's Committee on Women in Computing
(The site reflects ACM-W's interest in activities and projects that improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. Very good sections on related sites and on articles about women and computing.)

Ada: Femmes et IT, Vrouwen en IT
(A bilingual [French/Flemish] Belgian site that focuses on the under-representation of women in information technology and efforts to change the situation. )

Advancing Women
(Site features women-oriented news and information about workplace strategies, career advancement, education, money management, women internationally, and more.)

Advancing Women in Leadership
(An "on-line professional, refereed journal for women in leadership. The journal publishes manuscripts that report, synthesize, review, or analyze scholarly inquiry that focuses on women's issues.")

African American Female Communication
(Barbara Hill Hudson, Professor Emerita of English and author of African American Female Speech Communities: Varieties of Talk, has created this web site to "explore the many aspects of African American female communication patterns, both verbal and nonverbal." The site includes resources and information, including an extensive bibliography, on African American females from different social and cultural groups.)

African American Women: On-line Archival Collections
(Scanned images of manuscript pages and full text of the writings of African American women, from the Digital Scriptorium of the Duke U. Special Collections Library. Includes memoirs, poems, vignettes, and slave letters.)

African American Women's History
(This about.com site focuses on the history of African American women "from slavery through Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance, and civil rights." Among its many resources are slave narratives, biographies of well-known and lesser-known women, coverage of African American nurses, women's clubs, participation in historical events, movements, and political activities, and more. Included, too, is a section on white women who worked for racial justice and the rights of African Americans.)

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
(The Schomburg Center has made available this extraordinary digital collection of 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. The entire database as well as individual works can be searched by keywords.)

African Women in Cinema
(This valuable web site provides extensive information about the works, thoughts, and practices of African women in the various aspects of cinema. Based on the research of Dr. Beti Ellerson of Howard University, the site includes a timeline, a teaching and learning guide to African Women Cinema Studies, a guide to Dr. Ellerson's film Sisters of the Screen, a clip from the film, a filmography and a bibliography, a detailed subject index to her book Sisters of the Screen: Women of Africa on Film, Video, and Television, links to related sites, and the voices and profiles of African women in cinema from diverse sources. Women from the African Diaspora are included.)

African Women's Bibliographic Database
(Librarian and Africa specialist Davis Bullwinkle has compiled this very extensive, searchable database of English-language materials from 1986 to the present on African women.)

Africa - Women
(Annotated links from Stanford University librarian Karen Fung's Africa South of the Sahara resource guide)

Afrol.com: Gender
(The "Gender" section (under "more topics") of the African portal site Afrol.com offers news coverage of women in Africa.)

Against Rape
(Information on women in Great Britain, including Black, ethnic minority, immigrant, migrant, and refugee women, who have suffered rape, racist sexual assault, or other forms of violence and harassment. The website combines information from the organizations Black Women's Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape.)

AGORA: Online Forum On Women in Science
(In 2006, UNESCO and cosmetics company L'Oreal launched this site to highlight and support women's contributions toward scientific progress. All Internet users can access and read forum entries, but only members of the L'Oreal-UNESCO "Women in Science community" may contribute to the website. Scientists from around the world are invited to join the community and express their views in the forum. The forum will focus on topics such as science education for girls and women, women of science and sustainable development, bioethics, and diversity.)

ALAI Mujeres
(This Spanish-language site of the Latin American Information Agency provides news about women in Latin America, with an emphasis on social activism. Separate sections provide documents about women and globalization, the economy, politics, human rights, communication, and diversity. Small parts of the site are also available in English and Portuguese.)

Alice: Learn to Program Interactive 3D Graphics
(Alice is designed to make computer programming more accessible and appealing and to "provide the best possible first exposure to programming for students ranging from middle schoolers to college students." Middle-school girls are one specific group to whom Alice is intended to appeal. The site includes a free download of Alice, plus online forums, demonstration videos, and more.)

allAfrica: Women
(allAfrica has added a separate section on women that includes extensive, current news about women in Africa. The site is also available en français/in French.)

All Things Queer: Gay and Lesbian Issues
(Deborah Levinson, formerly host of the gay/lesbian About.com site, now hosts her own site. It offers gay/lesbian-focused news, features, chat and message boards, a historical calendar, and annotated links to other gay and lesbian resources.)

The Amazon Connection
(Links to a wide variety of sites dealing with amazons from the real world as well as from mythology, art, literature, and fantasy.)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
(Contains info about AAUW publications, US congressional voting record on key issues, and much more.)

American Women
(Subtitled "A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States," this site "contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States with added illustrations and links to existing digitized material located throughout the Library of Congress Web site." Materials include books, manuscripts, maps, music, recorded sound, moving images, folklife, topical essays, and more.)

American Women Through Time
(Librarian Ken Middleton offers on this site a chronology of women's history in the United States. Each section includes a timeline that links specific events with highly relevant online sources, followed by a guide to research sources (e.g., census, newspapers, secondary sources) that are appropriate for the specified time period. An extensive, well-organized resource.)

Amnesty International USA: Violence Against Women
(This part of the Amnesty International website provides news, action alerts, reports, and other resources for stopping violence against women around the world.)

(An introduction to Anarcha-Feminism, and links at the bottom to related works.)

And Adam Knew Eve: A Dictionary of Sex in the Bible
(Online edition of book by Ronald L. Ecker that offers both Biblical and scholarly citations to sexuality in the Bible. Includes alphabetical listings, index, bibliography, and links.)

Androgyny and Gender Dialectics
(Thomas Gramstad's collection of links to sites that blur or offer a new perspective on gender.)

Anita Borg Institute
(California-based organization whose mission is to increase the impact of women on technology and to increase the positive impact of technology on women's lives. Formerly called the Institute for Women and Technology, it now bears the name of its distinguished founder, Anita Borg. Includes information about its initiatives and links to related sites.)

Annual Review of Population Law
(This website from the Harvard University School of Public Health "contains a database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive rights and health, women's status and rights, children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS and related topics." It also contains files on abortion laws, population policies, domestic violence, children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS, women's human rights, trafficking, and female genital mutilation, as well as files on population-related laws from specific countries and links to some related sites.)

Ariadne: Kooperationsstelle für Frauenspezifische Information und Dokumentation
(Searchable database of the women's and gender studies holdings of the Austrian National Library; some access to related databases. Primarily in German.)

(A site for feminists interested in art, visual culture, art history, criticism, and artmaking. Among its offerings are a very extensive News and Events section, a changing Gallery exhibit featuring women artists, an archive of past featured artists, a website of the week, web-based discussion forums, transcripts of an NWSA 2000 session on bridging the gap between women's studies and art, and more.)

Association for Women in Computing
(Information about the AWC, links to local chapters and related sites, and a very interesting column entitled "Computer Confidence for Women.")

Association for Women in Mathematics
(In addition to information about AWM membership, the site offers announcements of current grants, lectures, workshops, projects, and prizes, as well as extensive links to related sites.)

Association of African Women Scholars
(Organization devoted to "promoting excellence in scholarship, networking, & activism." Website offers resources in these areas.)

(A site jointly sponsored by Arizona State University and the National Science Foundation to give women in STEM careers [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] resources and advice for dealing with issues such as facing a cold or isolating departmental climate, balancing career and personal demands, handling advisor issues, and/or staying motivated and productive despite delays and setbacks to research progress. One noteworthy resource: more than 180 video interviews with successful women in STEM who have completed their doctoral degrees and progressed into STEM careers. Each woman discusses and reflects upon her experiences during graduate school.)

Aurat Publication & Information Service Foundation
(The Aurat website describes this Pakistani organization, established in 1986, as "a civil society organisation committed to work for women’s empowerment and citizens’ participation in governance for creating a socially just, democratic and humane society in Pakistan." In addition to information about the foundation, the website includes reports about women's issues, press releases, lists of current and past projects, videos, photos, and more.)

AWE: Assessing Women in Engineering
(AWE is an NSF-funded project that develops and makes available assessment instruments, literature resources, and methodologies for Women in Engineering and similar programs. The website provides information about the assessment instruments/surveys and offers an extensive annotated bibliography, literature overviews, annotated links to related sites, and more.)

AWIS: Association for Women in Science
(Among the resources on the AWIS web site are information about awards, scholarships, statistics, job openings, book reviews, profiles of outstanding women in science, a searchable registry of women in science, links to related sites, and more.)

B.a.B.e. (Be Active, Be Emancipated)
(Bilingual [English/Croatian] activist site dedicated to "the affirmation and implementation of women's human rights," focusing especially on Croatia. Includes good links to related information.)

Babeloop: Femmes Cybersolidaires
(A Canadian Francophone women's web ring that includes a number of interesting sites. It provides the following description: "Le cercle Internet des femmes francophones déterminées à aller droites à la hauteur de leurs rêves dans la solidarité.")

Bad Jens: An Iranian Feminist Newsletter
(A "feminist online magazine mainly addressing readers outside Iran. It is hoped to be a step towards improving links between activists/academics inside and outside the country." It features news, announcements, interviews, and articles about life in Iran and relevant activism. Publication began in 2000 on a quarterly basis; there are plans that from now on, Bad Jens will appear monthly, on the 21st of each month [i.e., the 1st of every Iranian month]. The web site includes an archive of back issues.)

Balancing Faculty Careers and Family Work
(The November-December 2004 issue of Academe Online, published by the American Association of University Professors, focuses entirely on work/family issues. Articles include "Do Babies Matter (Part II)?" "Hitting the Maternal Wall," "Balancing Work and Family for Faculty: Why It's Important," "Developing and Implementing Work-Family Policies for Faculty," "Fear Factor: How Safe Is It to Make Time for Family?" "Family-Friendly Policies and the Research University," and "Working Part Time After Tenure.")

Barriers to Women Studying Information Technology Courses
(Published in 2004 in the Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, this study focuses on New Zealand women seeking to retrain for the workforce, many of whom enrol in computer-based courses. The study indicates that women are far more likely than men to avoid IT courses, and it examines the reasons for these choices.)

BCS Women's Forum
(This website from the British Computing Society focuses on issues concerning women's participation in information technology. The aim is to stimulate "dialogue and discussion about the policies and practices in IT and using them to make IT a place that is inclusive." The site offers profiles of women in IT, statistics and research, annotated links to related groups and organizations, and the opportunity to participate in online discussion forums.)

Belgian Women's Studies WWW Server - see EuroMap: European Women's Studies Information

(BellaOnline is an all-purpose women's site. It offers the usual array of topics--beauty, family, relationships--as well as some that are less stereotypical, such as computers, education, and society & culture. In most cases, its coverage tends often to be several cuts above similar sites. One ominous sign: they've removed their feminism section.)

Best Online Resources for Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
(Part of Educational CyberPlayground (ECP), this is an extensive, well-chosen listing of links to sites focusing on women in science and technology, as well as links to three other useful ECP pages: What you can do to help GRRLS get into technology, Computer Wonder Women, and International Gender Equity Resources Online.)

Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
(A 2006 report from the National Academy of Sciences and affiliated academies. The report finds that women are being filtered out of high-level positions in science, engineering, and math in the United States for no good reason. The report is for sale on this web site, but one can also read it for free on the site.)

Beyond Nancy Drew
(An annotated listing of books for girls written in the last 200 years. The books reflect the changing roles that were/are considered proper for girls. Roughly chronological, the listing is organized into subject headings such as A Christian Upbringing, Etiquette, Nurses, A Christian Upbringing, Girl Detectives, Tomboys and Working Girls, Heroines, and more. Almost all the books come from Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library.)

Bibliographic References for Multicultural Perspectives on Domestic Violence in the U.S.
(Sociologist Natalie J. Sokoloff has compiled this extensive bibliography of print resources dealing with multicultural domestic violence. There are separate sections for Theories and Analyses, Racial/Ethnic Groups, Socio-Economic Status, Religious Groups, Lesbians, Social and Personal Change, Rural Domestic Violence, and Women with Disabilities.)

A Bibliography of Jewish Women's Resources
(Tsiporah Wexler-Pashkoff offers an extensive bibliography with more than a dozen topical sub-sections such as Holidays, Life Cycle, Biblical and Talmudic Women, Periodicals, Web Sites, and more.)

Bibliography of Sources Related to Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism, and Music
(A very extensive, well-organized, ongoing bibliography that covers both classical and pop music and such issues as canon formation, feminist analysis, pedagogy, queer theory, women composers, and more. Developed by the Society for Music Theory's Committee on the Status of Women.)

Bibliography on Gender and Technology in Education
(The Bibliography on Gender and Technology in Education has been created by gender equity specialist Jo Sanders. Focusing primarily on information technology, the bibliography is comprehensive as of 2005 and draws on international research as well as intervention literature. It contains nearly 700 entries and is extensively annotated, key-worded, and searchable. Sanders compiled the bibliography for her 2005 review article, "Gender and Technology: A Research Review." This version of the bibliography is in pdf format, which requires the use of a pdf reader such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Binary Girl
(This web site, "where girls and technology click," aims to "share knowledge with those interested in learning more about technology through an interactive community of women." Among the site's sections are Techie Toys, Cyber Jargon, Tech Resources, Project Pages, Binary Gear, Gadget Deals, News, and Message Boards, as well as a Job Section that offers advice about resumes and interviews and information about women in IT jobs.)

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
(Indexed alphabetically and chronologically)

Birthdate Calendar Index
(From the Women's International Center. See which inspiring woman was born on your birthdate.)

(In an attempt to help women navigate the Internet, BitWitch offers to answer Internet-related questions. Previous questions and often humorous answers appear online.)

Bi Women
(This quarterly newsletter, produced by the Boston Bisexual Women's Network, provides information about books and films with bisexual themes, bi politics, and what's going on in bisexual communities in Boston and around the globe. Subscription is by voluntary donation. See the website for more information.)

Black American Feminism: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
(Univ. of California librarian Sherri Barnes has created this extensive bibliography of works dealing with Black American feminism, from the antislavery and women's rights movements of the 19th century to the present. The bibliography "documents and validates an intellectual tradition that is continuously ghettoized within Black studies, women's studies and society as a whole." Sections include Arts & Humanities; Social Sciences; Education; Health, Medicine, and Science; (Auto)biography; Interviews; Speeches; Multidisciplinary Anthologies; Periodicals; and Web Sites.)

Blackgirl International
(Site describes itself as "the internet resource for black women." Offers links to other sites in a dozen categories, such as Art, Heritage, Issues, and Organizations.)

The Blacklist
(A list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people of African descent.)

Black Women in Mathematics
(This site, created and maintained by mathematics professor Scott W. Williams, provides a history of Black women in mathematics, biographies of Black female mathematicians, relevant articles, and links to related sites.)

(Information about women's health with a focus on black women.)

Blog Sisters
(Keeping a blog, or web log, has become a very popular online activity among both men and women, but for some reason men's blogs tend to receive more publicity. The Blog Sisters site brings together female bloggers, offers links to their blogs, selected bios, and humorous team blog.)

Blog This! An Introduction to Blogs, Blogging, and the Feminist Blogosphere
(This article by Vicki Tobias in the Winter-Spring 2005 issue of Feminist Collections explains what blogs are and looks at a variety of blogs by women, for women, and/or discussing women's issues.)

(The Latina Health Project has provided this site about osteoporosis, a health problem where the bones lose density and become susceptible to fractures. Though it can affect women and men of all ages, osteoporosis is seen most often in post-menopausal women. This website provides clearly written information about the condition, its symptoms, treatment, and prevention, as well as advice for living with osteoporosis. The site also includes links to related resources.)

Books on Women's Studies Published in India
(Vedams Books International has created this useful site to call attention to recent books on Women's Studies published in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal and often focusing on women in this area. The listings include not just publication information but also [by clicking on "details"] tables of contents and excerpts from the book jacket or preface.)

Border Crossings
(Cyborgs, Gender, LesBiGay, LaFrontera, and more. A terrific resource!)

(Aimed at middle school girls, this web site promotes math and science by creating an online community where girls can interact with their peers about current science topics, solve science mysteries, and discuss careers with young women scientists and engineers. The site offers chat rooms, games, contests with cash prizes, mentoring programs, scholarship resources, and more.)

Brave Girls and Strong Women
(Annotated list of books to empower girls and young women. This list is hosted on the Gender Equality Bookstore website, which also contains a listing of books for adults about raising strong girls, suggested readings about helping boys break out of gender stereotypes, links to other girls' and educational gender equity sites, links to organizations for girls and for non-traditional men, and more.)

Breast Cancer Network Nova Scotia
(Since 1996, this Canadian site has offered an online forum and extensive online resources about breast cancer, with a focus on support, information, news, treatment options, advocacy, and awareness. The intended audience includes patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare providers, and others.)

(This site, based in England, "supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy, and practice with accessible and diverse gender information." Focusing especially on gender and development, it offers a searchable array of publications in such areas as "Conflicts and Emergencies," "Country Profiles," "Economics," "Governance," "Poverty," and Sectors." Some of its resources are also available in French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Albanian, and/or Chinese.)

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
(This United Nations report by Lenka Simerska and Katarina Fialova includes an inventory of gender equality projects and resources for the information society in the CEE/CIS region. It also "highlights the need for increased action to address imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs" in the region and "emphasizes the powerful potential of ICTs as a vehicle for advancing gender equality." The report is available in .pdf format in both English and Russian; it requires the use of a free Adobe Acrobat reader.)

(A savvy feminist 'zine offering much valuable info about women in and out of cyberspace.)

British Library for Development Studies: Gender
(Though this well-organized site does not provide documents, it does help you to identify what books, articles, etc. dealing with gender and development issues are available. The resources are arranged into such categories as education, faith, food security, globalisation, hiv/aids, ICTs, rights, trade, violence, work, and more. In some cases, it is possible to request a resource be sent to you.)

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832
(A searchable electronic collection of texts from the Shields Library, Univ. of California, Davis. In addition to the texts, there are links to related web resources and a guide to e-text best practices in libraries.)

Canadian Women's Health Network
(This site, available in both English and French, offers very extensive resources on women's health. A large assortment of relevant topics include not just the usual ones such as ""fitness and nutrition," "menopause and healthy aging," and "pregnancy and motherhood," but also such categories as "gender-based analysis," "health policy," "women in the workplace," and attention to the health issues of aboriginal women, lesbians and bisexual women, and women with disabilities. The site also provides a section called "what's hot in women's health?" and extensive links to related sites. )

Career Girls
(This web site offers a number of video interviews with female role models in many different fields and from a number of ethnic and racial backgrounds. The interviews and the accompanying written information help to acquaint girls and young women with varied careers to which they may aspire, what each career involves, what kind of preparation is required, what the role models like most about their careers, what challenges they have faced, and more. One section of the site provides help for educators wishing to incorporate this material into their classes.)

Career Options for Women
(This Canadian website offers 13 half-hour programs highlighting women working in jobs traditionally held by men, primarily in trades and technology. Clicking on Profiles will reveal numerous categories, such as Information Technology, Robotics and Automation, Video Games, Gaming, and Biotechnology. The site claims that information is also available in French, but if it is, it's well hidden.)

C.A.R.I.T.I.G. (Centre d'Aide, de Recherche et d'Information sur la Transsexualité et l'Identité de Genre)
(Web site of a French nonprofit organization that provides assistance, research, and information on transsexuality and gender identity. Most of the articles and other resources are in French, though parts of the site are also available in English.)

(Catalyst is a nonprofit organization working to advance women in business and the professions. Its web site offers interesting articles, news, and fact sheets related to its mission, as well as links to related sites.)

CAVNET: Communities Against Violence Network
(Though not focusing only on women, most of this site's resources do in fact concern women. Among the topics dealt with are gender inequality worldwide; sexual violence on campus; trafficking in women; gays and lesbians; men's efforts to end men's violence against women; and a multi-issue section on violence against women. In addition to resources arranged both by issue and by country/state, there's an up-to-date news/events section, recommended readings, and a searchable Knowledge Base, all of which can be accessed by clicking on "Browse CAVNET.")

CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
(Part of the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, this site provides information about CEDAW, the U.N. convention that "is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination." Available here are not just the text of the convention but also its history, country reports, meeting information, and other documentation, some of which is available in several languages.)

Celebrating Diversity: Women Energize an Atomic World
(This site from the International Atomic Energy Agency highlights women's contributions to the nuclear world. One can read or listen to accounts of the challenges women face in balancing work and home life. The site includes statistics on the number of women in the nuclear industry, efforts to educate and include women among the next generation of nuclear scientists, and ways in which nuclear science is being used to help impoverished women.)

A Celebration of Women Writers
(Links to web sites of many women writers; individual writers' sites come first, followed by collections and bibliographies.)

Center for Reproductive Rights
(The Center for Reproductive Rights is an independent, non-profit organization "dedicated to ensuring that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services." The website provides news coverage of reproductive rights legal issues, information about the status of reproductive rights around the world, fact sheets and other resources, an online newsletter, and more. Sections of the website are devoted to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. Some materials are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic as well as English.)

Center for Women and Work
(Sponsored by the Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, this site describes the Center's mission, projects, and other activities, and offers a very useful "Virtual Library" of annotated links in more than 20 categories relating to women and work, including everything from data and statistics sources to relevant books and films.)

Center for Women's Business Research
(The site offers information and statistics on women business owners and their enterprises worldwide. Since 1989, the Center has documented the economic and social contributions of women business owners and challenged the perceptions of this expanding economic force. Among the web site's many resources are research reports [both free and for purchase] and extensive annotated links to related sites.)

Center for Young Women's Health
(Sponsored by Boston's Children's Hospital, this site provides bilingual [English/Spanish] information about eating disorders, nutrition, menstruation, gynecological exams, endometriosis, cancer, sexuality, birth control options, STDs, smoking, breast health, body piercing, emotional health, and more, as well as a guide to lesbian health for teens.)

Center of Excellence: Women and Science
(This German-language website [with substantial parts available in English as well] focuses on information, news, and other resources concerning women in science, especially in Europe. Among the resources in the German version of the site are a very extensive collection of relevant links in 22 categories and an extensive statistics portal offering gender statistics concerning women in science both in Germany and internationally.)

Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science
(The Centre aims to promote, mobilize, and network women and youth in science in Central Europe, to raise awareness of the importance of including a gender dimension in scientific research, to prepare young researchers to advance in their careers, to encourage policy developments at the national level concerning women in science, and more. Among the Centre's many initiatives is an interdisciplinary database of women scientists from Central Europe. The site also includes relevant news, statistics, information arranged by country, links to related sites, and more.)

Changing Girls' Attitudes Toward Computers
(Karen Ellis's rich resource, Educational CyberPlayGround, has devoted a special section to resources designed to get girls excited about computers and information technology. Here you'll find information about women who were/are computer pioneers; projects aimed at interesting girls in technology; links to sites dealing with the gender divide and the digital divide; gender equity resources; and links to "best online resources for women and minorities in science and tech.")

(Extensive, well-organized resources concerning pregnancy and childbirth.)

Chilly Climate - See Academic Climate, above.

Chinese Language and Gender: Online Bibliography
(Professor Marjorie Chan compiled this bibliography for a course she teaches on Chinese language and gender, and has since updated it. In addition to works about Chinese language and gender, the bibliography contains small sections containing a general linguistics bibliography on language and gender and a bibliography of works on gender issues by scholars of Chinese in disciplines other than linguistics.)

Civil War Women: On-Line Archival Collections
(Duke U. site devoted to two women's participation in/response to the U.S. Civil War; includes scanned images, transcripts of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related links.)

CLNET's Chicana Studies Home Page
(Information on Chicanas and Latinas, including interviews, announcements, discussion topics, resources, related web links, and more.)

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
(Website of a non-governmental organization dedicated to combating sexual exploitation, especially prostitution and trafficking in women. Includes publications, statements, testimony, fact sheets, links to related sites, and more.)

Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy
(The web site of the American Astronomical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy contains a searchable database of women in astronomy, copies of CSWA periodicals, statistics concerning women in astronomy, links to related web sites, and more.)

Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
(Site includes a number of useful annotated links to sites/events/statistics of particular interest to women interested in computer science, including articles dealing with Expanding the Pipeline, an extensive description of Career Mentoring Workshops that covers such topics as Building a Research Career, Getting a Job, Networking, Tenure, and more, and a listing of Computer Science Books by Women Computer Scientists.)

Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
(Affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences, this web site offers reports by institutions on gender equity and climate, extensive links [arranged alphabetically or by discipline] to organizations encouraging women in science and engineering, and links to other relevant resources and reports.)

Communications for a Sustainable Future (CSF)
(Archives for FEMISA, MATFEM, and ECOFEM lists, and more)

Computer Geek versus Computer Chic: IT Career and IT Education
(A 2005 paper by Reena Pau et al. that "explores whether there is a relationship between the ways IT is taught in schools and the pupils' perception of what a career in IT is really like." One focus on the paper is the decline in girls' participation in IT in the United Kingdom.)

Computer Girl
(Started by Stanford undergraduate Amy Wu, the Computer Girl site is designed "to bridge the gap between young women in high school and the computer world." It offers abundant resources: web sites, articles, role models, statistics, job categories, summer camp listings, and more. It also provides a place where students can ask questions about the field of computer science [e.g., the job market, salaries, finding mentors, scholarships, work/life balance, etc.] NOTE: It's not clear that this site is being kept up. Some sections--e.g., role models--have many broken links. I'm keeping the site in my listing for the moment because some parts are still useful.)

Computer Science Books by Women Computer Scientists
(The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research [CRA-W] has put together this list of computer science books by women computer scientists. Organized into more than thirty categories, the list includes links, where possible, to the authors' web sites and to the publishers' sites.)

Computing, Diversity and Community: Fostering the Computing Culture
(A talk by computer science professor Danielle Bernstein about how how to attract and retain women in math, science, and, especially, computing.)

The Construction of Gender at UBC Computing Services
(Interesting essay by Diane Currie, who works at the computing department at the University of British Columbia. The essay's relevance extends far beyond UBC.)

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
(American Physical Society project documenting women who have made original and important contributions to physics in the 20th century. Includes accounts of the work, citations to important publications, biographical information, and some photographs. Searchable.)

The Cool Page for Queer Teens
(Useful information and links for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender young people. Topics include how to know who you are, what it means to be gay, coming out, problems at home or school, someone to talk to, safe sex, feeling good about religion, and more resources. Created by Scott Bidstrup, an adult gay male.)

Core List of Journals in Women's Studies
(A list compiled by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries. It is intended as an aid to Women's Studies librarians and collection development librarians in building Women's Studies collections.)

CWLU: Chicago Women's Liberation Union Herstory
(Site devoted to the history of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. From 1969 to 1977, the CWLU developed grassroots programs for women [e.g., Jane, an underground abortion service] while working toward a long-term revolution in American society. The web site offers primary documents, articles, first-person accounts, art, photos, music, and more.)

CyberCulture, Identity, and Gender Resources
(Frank Schaap's site offers valuable resources concerning cyberculture, identity, and gender, including a bibliography of online articles, one of books and print articles, links to online journals, MUD and MOO resources, Schaap's M.A. thesis that deals with "how the players of MUDs 'perform' or 'enact' a convincingly gendered character," and more.)

(This site, founded by Aliza "Cybergrrl" Sherman but no longer run by her, is informative and entertaining. Articles, advice, and links to sites on many women-related topics.)

Cyberjanes and Cyberjitters: Myths and Realities of Gender Differences and the Net
(A very interesting and well-documented review of literature about women's use of the Internet and gender differences in Internet use. Transcript of a talk by Women's Studies librarian Phyllis Holman Weisbard at the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians conference in April 2000.)

Cyberspace Music Resources
(Judith A. Coe's very extensive, annotated collection of resources. Though the site as a whole does not focus on women, a number of the individual entries do, as well as entire section devoted to "women in electroacoustic music," "women in music," and "women in world music.")

Daughters of Eve: Cryptographs
(Each day, the site posts a different quotation from a noteworthy woman in the arts, history, etc. The quotation is presented as a cryptograph--a puzzle of letter substitution accompanied by a portrait of the woman whose quotation is being featured. Collections of cryptographs are for sale by mail, but the daily cryptograph and the answer to the previous day's puzzle are free.)

Decolonizing the University: Women of Color in Arizona Higher Education
(The web site for this conference, scheduled for April 1 and 2, 2005, has been included primarily because it contains links to a number of interesting women of color web sites.)

Development Gateway: Gender and Development
(The Development Gateway takes as its motto "Putting the Internet to Work for Developing Countries." The Gender and Development section of this large site provides information about women's use of the Internet, especially in the developing world. Sections include News, Events, and Resources, among others. Limited parts of the site are available in French and Spanish.)

DIANA: International Human Rights Database
(A collaborative database of electronic materials essential to human rights research. This part of the database, at the University of Toronto's Law Library, is devoted to Women's Human Rights. It includes a rich, well-organized set of links for legal research; documents from governmental and non-governmental organizations; and a bibliography of women's human rights documents.)

Digital Divas
(Web site of a network of talented women who "make magic on the Internet." The site showcases their work and also offers extensive resources for others with similar interests: computer-related articles, tutorials, product reviews, "ask a diva" questions and answers, links to related sites, and more.)

Digital Opportunity Chanel
(The mission of the Digital Opportunity Chanel is "to educate a global audience on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for promoting digital opportunity for all..." The site is a portal that highlights news and current trends in ICT for development, as well as issues such as the digital divide and the efforts to tackle it. The site also showcases best practices and provides shared spaces for interested practitioners to network with one another, collaborate on common projects, and campaign for common goals.

Digital Sisters
(Digital Sisters has been created "to promote and provide technology education and enrichment for young girls and women of color." The web site provides information about relevant events, news, educational resources, reports and statistics, and links to related sites.)

Digital Women
(A site for women in business, Digital Women offers a newsletter, articles, tips, links to business and government resources, a "bartering community," email lists, and an extensive assortment of links to women-related and other useful sites for "women with their modems running.")

The Dimitra Project: Rural Women and Development
(A Belgium-based project, supported by the United Nations, designed to contribute to improvement of living conditions of rural women around the world through dissemination of information. The bilingual (French/English) site offers information about hundreds of organizations, projects, and publications, as well as copies of a newsletter and links to related sites.)

Diotima: Materials for Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World
(Course materials, bibliography, images, essays, Perseus, and more.)

Directory of On-Line Learning Modules
(Virginia Tech's Women's Studies program has prepared online supplements to their courses in such areas as women and science, lesbigay issues, gender and sports, global women, girls online, sexual violence and self defense, gender and the media, and a historical perspective on women and childbirth. The modules include discussion questions, a chatroom, and relevant links.)

Disabled Women's Network (DAWN) - Ontario
(Canadian organization whose web site includes an annotated bibliography on Violence Against Women with Disabilities [under Publications], a fact sheet, research requests, an extensive set of links to related sites, and more.)

Discovering American Women's History Online
(This database from Middle Tennessee State University librarian and history specialist Ken Middleton provides access to digital collections of photos, artifacts, letters, diaries, and other materials documenting the history of women in the United States. The "diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century." Users can browse the database by subject, place, time period, or primary source type.)

(Enterprising attorney David H. Greenberg has put together this useful site to help lawyers and non-lawyers alike learn about employment law and other fields of civil rights law. Included are sections on sexual harassment, whistleblowing, and discrimination based on gender/sex, sexual orientation, race, age, disability and more.)

Distinguished Women of Past & Present (Danuta Bois)
(Danuta Bois' searchable site provides varying amounts of information about women--both famous and not so well known--in MANY fields. There are both alphabetical and topical indexes, as well as an extensive listing of links to related sites.)

Diversity in Science Association
(This site provides the results of and information about the diversity surveys conducted by Professor Donna J. Nelson of the University of Oklahoma. The surveys "determined demographics of tenured / tenure track faculty at pertinent departments of the 'top 50' universities, ranked by NSF (National Science Foundation) according to research expenditures in that discipline. These are the first published data, disaggregated by gender, by race, and by rank, on faculty at the top 50 research universities in each of 14 science and engineering disciplines."

Do Babies Matter? The Effect of Family Formation on the Lifelong Careers of Academic Men and Women
(The first of two related studies by Mary Ann Mason, Dean of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley, and Marc Goulden, a research analyst at Berkeley. The first study looks at the effect of having a family, especially having a baby within a few years of earning the Ph.D., on male and female academics' careers. The follow-up study looks at what happens to academics who secure a first assistant professor job before starting a family.)

Domestic Goddesses
(Website devoted to the writings of 19th and early 20th-century U.S. women authors who wrote about domestic matters. Special sections devoted to Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather,Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan Warner, and Edith Wharton, each with extensive resources.)

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
(This site describes various kinds of domestic violence and links between domestic violence and substance abuse. As the site's name, DrugRehab.com, suggests, its focus is primarily on aspects of substance abuse, but it does have useful things to say about domestic violence.)

dotcomdivas.net: resources for women Internet entrepreneurs
(Elizabeth Carlassare offers advice about a number of issues of concern to women in business, especially Internet entrepreneurs. She covers such topics as writing a business plan and raising money, and she also provides annotated links to related sites, links to recommended books, and information about her book, Dotcom Divas.)

Dot Diva
(A site for young women interested in computing and in making a difference. The website proclaims "We're young women with the power and passion to make a difference. We believe in the potential of computing to build a better world." Included is a list of about three dozen varied career areas that use computer skills, as well as profiles of more than a dozen "dot divas" who are making a difference in fields such as medicine, film, forensics, robotics, and social networking. There's also a "webisode" video about two young women who are programmers for a video game company.)

Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering
(Extensive, award-winning program established in 1986 to encourage more women to study math, science, and engineering.)

(Billing itself "the first name in women's health" ["Donnica" is Dr. Donnica Moore's first name], this site at first made me uneasy with its focus on Dr. Donnica's media appearances and its calling on celebrities from the entertainment world to talk about health issues. Nonetheless, the site does offer a wealth of clear and useful information about women's health issues. In addition to the usual topics [Aging, Breast Health, Fibroids, HRT, Pregnancy, etc.], it includes interesting sections on Debunking Myths, News Alerts, FAQs, and Top Tips, as well as extensive links to related sites.)

Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy
(Journal publishes one symposium issue per year relating to conferences hosted by the Duke University School of Law and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke. Full text articles in current issue and some back issues are online.)

Early Modern Women Database
(This excellent site provides annotated links to high quality academic resources for the study of early modern women. You can search by keyword, or you can browse by field [Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Religion, Science/Technology, Multidisciplinary], time period, language, geographic area, etc. [Former title: Attending to Early Modern Women: Gender, Culture, and Change])

Early Music, Art, and Poetry by Women
(Highly acclaimed site that provides an overview, a chronology and CD discography, abundant illustrations, MIDI soundfiles, a starter kit of 25 recommended CD recordings, and more. The site used to focus only on music but now includes extensive material about early art and poetry as well. [NOTE: The actual site has now disappeared, but it has been cached by Education Planet, and it is the Education Planet copy to which we've linked.])

Eating Disorders
(Colleen Thompson's web site defines and explains eating disorders, identifies groups that may be particularly susceptible, and offers resources for dealing with the disorders, including recommended books, organizations, treatment centers, related links, and more.)

(Formerly "Ecofeminism on the Web," this extensive, well-organized web site includes a definition of ecofeminism; a bibliography of books, journal articles, reviews, and videos; announcements of upcoming events; listings of ecofeminist sites and listservs; full-text articles; and links to related sites.)

Ecofeminist Resources
(Danne Polk, an instructor at Villanova University, has put together these valuable resources for a philosophy course on Ecofeminism. Resources include extensive, heavily annotated links to other sites, a bibliography, information about ecofeminist thinkers, and more. Now part of the Philosophy Research Base.)

Educational Pipeline Issues for Women
(Written by Nancy Leveson in 1990, this still timely article about the under-representation of women in computer science does a very good job of setting forth the issues.)

Education Equality
(This section of the Feminist Majority website is devoted to information about Title IX, of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Higher Education Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any United States education program. The site explains what is covered by Title IX, what some of the threats to Title IX are, how people can work to protect Title IX and the principles it stands for, and more.)

Education Index: Women's Studies
(A selective, annotated listing of useful Women's Studies resource sites. Part of a much larger collection of resources, arranged by field. Also, check out the opening graphic on the Women's Studies page!)

The Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on the Body
(An account of reasons for using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), ways in which it may be useful, and dangers that it may involve. This is still a rather controversial topic. Do not depend on a single source for information when making a decision about whether or not to use HRT. Also, at the end of the account is a link to Article Resources.)

Eldis Gender Resource Guide
(Eldis, hosted by the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex in England, describes itself as a "gateway to information on development issues." Its valuable Gender Resource Guide offers abundant reports, news, and other material that focus on gender issues internationally.)

Eldis ICT for Development Resource Guide
(Eldis describes itself as a "gateway to information on development issues." The Resource Guide offers an extensive collection of high-quality reports, news, web sites, statistics, etc. concerning ICT [information and communication technologies] and development. One section deals with ICT and gender. Eldis is hosted by the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex in England.)

Electronic Gender: Art at the Interstice
(This special issue of the electronic journal Switch has articles on gender ambiguity, grrl power, gender roles in computer games, women artists using technology, and several articles dealing with cyberfeminism.)

E-Mentoring for Women of Color in Engineering and Science
(A 2004 MentorNet study of responses to e-mentoring by African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latina, and White protégés and mentors. Statistically significant differences in the needs, experiences, and perceived benefits were found for the different groups. A 2.9 MB Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] file.)

Emily's List
(Interactive guide to U.S. Democratic pro-choice women running for office)

Emory Women Writers Resource Project
(A collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the 17th century through the 19th century. "The Project is a pedagogical tool, designed to offer graduate and undergraduate students in various disciplines the opportunity to edit their own texts." In addition to the texts, the site includes the pedagogic introduction, suggestions for assignments, and bibliographic resources.)

Empowering Women Through ICT
(in 2007, eGov, a UK-based online newsletter, added this section about the challenges and opportunities that ICT offers for women around the world.)

ENAWA: European and North American WomenAction
(ENAWA is "a network of media, ICT, information, and advocacy organizations strengthening and integrating a feminist analysis in the information and media landscape in relation to social movements" around the world. The ENAWA web site offers related news, publications, reports, searchable databases of web sites and information centers, a calendar of events, and more.)

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
(This section of the "Doing What Works" website from the U.S. Department of Education offers projects, interviews, and strategies to help educators make use of effective teaching strategies to encourage girls' interest and participation in math and science.)

(Website of a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving women's health worldwide. The site offers abundant information about women's health issues, with an international focus.)

(Web site designed to encourage girls' and young women's interest in engineering. The site includes information about what engineers do, great achievements in engineering, career facts, puzzles and games, the opportunity to ask questions of engineers, and links to related sites. Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering.)

Engineer Your Life
(This site describes itself as "a guide to engineering for high school girls." It includes photos and videos of young women who are engineers as well as information about what engineering is, why it is important, attractive careers in engineering, and how to prepare to become an engineer. The site also includes sections for counselors and parents and for engineers.)

The ENIAC Programmers
(Information from the WITI Hall of Fame about the six women who were selected in 1945 to be the first programmers of the pioneering ENIAC computer. Includes photos and links to more information, including an interview and a video.)

e.quality@work: An Information Base on Equal Employment Opportunities
(This site, sponsored by the International Labor Organization, offers a factual, not analytical, compilation of available information on equal employment opportunities around the world. It is organized into eight sections: International, Regional, National Statistics, National Legal Frameworks, National Guidelines, Government Programmes, Company Policies, and Trade Union Policies. It also offers extensive links to related sites, organized by country.)

EQUITY ONLINE (WEEA Equity Resource Center)
(Resources and information about the Women's Educational Equity Act and the WEEA Resource Center. Includes info about Program grantees, educational equity resources, the EDEQUITY email list, links to related sites, and more.)

Estronaut: A Forum for Women's Health
(Clear information organized by the stages of a woman's life and by subject. Also includes the option of sending questions to a woman doctor.)

EuroMap: European Women's Studies Information
(Clear, well-designed site offering information about Women's Studies in Europe and, to a lesser degree, elsewhere.)

European Database of Women Experts in Science, Engineering, and Technology
(Searchable database of European women in SET. In addition to being able to search on fields (e.g., "physicist"), you can search for women willing to serve as mentors, role models, speakers, and media contacts.)

European Platform of Women Scientists
(An organization formed "to build a structural link between women scientists and research policy makers. The aim is to introduce a new key strategic actor into the research policy debate by making the voice of women scientists heard." The site offers relevant news, position papers, official publications on women in science, and links to European Union institutions involved in the decision-making process.)

Executive Pie
(This site for women in business offers sections such as "Women in the News," "Bad Pie" ["unacceptable actions or blatant inequalities"], abstracts of reports from Catalyst Research, "Proven Practices," "Industry Insights," "Bookshelf," "Job Listings," and a number of other resources, some of which require that you register on the site.)

Exploring Gender and Technology
("This site presents current research, perspectives, and innovative approaches to the gender gap in technology collected from secondary research." It offers statistics, case studies, a video, online discussion, an annotated bibliography, and annotated links for educators and for girls.)

Expository Magazine
(Subtitled "Feminist Literary Explorations," this online journal offers articles, media reviews, poetry, art, news, links to related sites, and more.)

Eyes to the Future: Middle School Girls Envisioning Science
(Information about a project that involves e-mentoring between middle school girls and high school girls who have stayed in science and technology, as well as with women who are professionals in science and technology. The middle school girls also create an online magazine to tell their peers about science and technology. )


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