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

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W4 - Women's WorldWide Web
(An online collaborative platform based in France and dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world through education, microfinance, access to ICTs, and networking. Le site est disponible aussi en français.)

Want to Increase Retention of Your Female Students?
(An article by Linda L. Warner and four others that looks at the problem of retaining women in computer science courses and offers suggestions, especially the use of pair programming. This article appeared in the March 2005 issue of Computing Research News.)

WEDO: Women's Environment and Development Organization
(A global activist, advocacy, and information organization)

WE LEARN: Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network
(An online community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women. The site includes abundant resources focusing on women and literacy and more generally on women and/or literacy. A YouTube video explains more about WE LEARN's mission.)

WEL: Women's Electoral Lobby (Australia)
(Women-focused information about Australian politics and society; includes essays, book reviews, speeches, legislation, WWW links, and more.)

WEPAN: Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network
(This site offers a variety of valuable resources related to women and engineering, including a very extensive bibliography of articles and research on women in engineering and the sciences; data and statistics; funding sources; K-12 and college programs to encourage women to pursue careers in engineering, and more.)

What you can do to help GRRLS get into technology
(Part of Educational CyberPlayground, this page offers annotated links to resources, mentoring programs, and projects to help girls use science, math, and technology.)

WHOA: Working to Halt Online Abuse
(Formerly called Women Halting Online Abuse, this site provides information about the WHOA e-mail list, safe sites, resources for site administrators, and strategies individuals can use to combat online abuse.)

Who Will Do the Science of the Future? A Symposium on Careers of Women in Science (2000)
(Full text of a National Academy of Sciences symposium held in 2000. Also available for purchase as a hard copy book.)

Why Are So Many Women and Girls Leaving Science and Technology Careers?
(A three-part series of articles (see also Part II and Part III) by Samia Melhem, Senior Operations Officer, Policy Division, The World Bank Group, that appeared in eGov Monitor in July/August 2007.)

Why Are There So Few Women In Science?
(A debate, sponsored by the British magazine Nature, that took place in Fall, 1999. All the messages are archived, along with some footnotes and links to related work.)

Why Janie Can't Engineer: Raising Girls to Succeed
(This article by freelance writer Pat McNees appeared in 2004 in the Washington Post. In addition to the article, which offers useful insights into the under-representation of girls in science, engineering, and technology, the web site provides links to related resources, including a link to the 2003 book McNees wrote for the National Science Foundation, New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering.)

Why Shop? Week
(Organized by women's studies students at the U. of Colorado-Boulder, this site offers information about businesses worldwide that exploit women; it also proposes ways to combat such exploitation.)

Whyville
(Whyville is an imaginative web site that aims to help elementary, middle, and high school students understand and enjoy science. It differs dramatically from most science education sites in its use of avatars, games, computer simulation and modelling, a Whyville newspaper, and interactivity among Whyville participants. Though Whyville is not designed specifically for girls, girls make up more than 60% of its users, an exceptionally high percentage for a science-and-technology-focused site.)

Why Women Choose Information Technology Careers: Educational, Social, and Familial Influences
(This 2002 paper by Sandra V. Turner, Phyllis W. Bernt, and Norma Pecora of Ohio University "focuses on the influences that successful women in IT cite as being the dominant forces that led them to their career choice." The participants in the study, members of the SYSTERS email list for women in computer science, arrived at their careers via a wide variety of academic paths; fully two-thirds had not majored in computer science as undergraduates. The paper is in pdf format and requires the use of a free Adobe Acrobat reader.)

WID Bulletin - see Gendered Perspectives in Development (GPID) Bulletin and Working Papers

WIDNET (Women in Development Network)
(Bilingual [English/French] site offering statistics and other information about women's health, education, labor, political participation, etc. around the world)

WidowNet
("An information and self-help resource for and by widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people of all ages, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner." Good information about email lists and other forms of online interaction, books, demographic information, and much more.)

WIF: Women in French
(WIF promotes the study of francophone women writers and of women more generally in francophone countries. This bilingual website also provides information about conferences and other events, publications, the WIF e-mail list, related links, and more.)

WIG: Women in German
(Includes info about conferences, publications, the WIG-L list, and related links.)

WIGSAT: Women in Global Science and Technology Network
(The purpose of this exceptionally information-rich site is "to help increase international networking among women scientists and technologists, and especially to help promote information-sharing with and among women from developing countries." WIGSAT also hosts the Gender, Science, and Technology Gateway, a valuable portal of international information, with a particular focus on technology, gender, and development.)

WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
(WINGS is "an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world." In addition to providing information about the organization, the web site offers an annotated archive of past programs, some of which can be listened to online, links to related sites, and more.)

The WIP
(The WIP [Women's International Perspective] is a comprehensive news website that reports world news, opinion, and commentary from female contributors around the world. The site claims that its mission "is to provide quality news from the unique perspectives of women that is accessible worldwide and free to our readers." The WIP seeks to rectify the under-representation of female journalists and to offer "a greater diversity of background and opinion than typically found in one online news publication.")

Wired Woman
(An ezine that "explores how technology affects women's lives--from our day-to-day challenges to the ways we interpret art, culture, and society.")

WISE: Women into Science, Engineering, and Construction
(WISE is a UK-based organization whose mission is "to encourage UK girls of school age to value and pursue STEM [science, math, engineering, technology] or construction-related courses in school or college, and to move on into related careers." The website offers profiles of "inspirational women" in these fields; information and resources aimed at girls, employers, parents and teachers; booklets, periodicals, and other print resources to encourage girls and young women to pursue STEM careers; annotated links to related sites, and more.)

Wise-Women
(An international community and network dedicated to supporting women who work as, or aspire to become, web designers, developers, and programmers. The site includes many helpful features and tutorials about web design and more general use of computers, along with surveys, gender-related articles, and information about several affiliated email lists.)

Wise Women's Web
(Editor Daniela Gioseffi's zine offers exceptionally fine poetry, fiction, essays, and visual art by celebrated writers like Alicia Ostriker, Grace Paley, and Gioseffi herself, as well as by some lesser known writers and artists.)

WITI: Women in Technology International
(Now a customizable portal site for women in technology, WITI offers news, articles, career info, calendar of events, job announcements, profiles of accomplished women in IT, and more. Considerable attention to women in technology businesses.)

WMST-L File Collection
(WMST-L, an email list for discussion of women's studies teaching, research, and program administration, has made available more than 250 files: discussions from the list, essays, interviews, bibliographies, etc. The files are arranged both alphabetically and in 18 subject categories such as Books and Films, Feminist Theory/Theories, Men, Pedagogical Issues and Strategies, Race/Ethnicity, Societal Issues in the Classroom, and more. A valuable resource.)

WNN - Women News Network
(WNN is an organization dedicated to presenting in depth international women's news that is often not found in most public news media. The site includes feature articles available both for reading and for listening, podcasts, videos, and links to related sites.)

The Woman Composer Question: Bibliography
(A bibliography of books, dissertations, and articles compiled by Eugene Gates to address the question of why there are so few well-known female composers. The web page also contains a link to information about Czech women composers.)

WOMAN: Computertechnik und -Kommunikation für Frauen (in German)
(A non-profit organization offering women's resources, info, a network with many newsgroups on women's issues, and web space for women's groups in Germany)

WomanOwned
(This site offers a variety of resources for women who own businesses or would like to, including articles offering advice and information about running a business, a directory of women business owners, a message board, and links to other resources.)

Womanrock.com
(Web site for and about independent women artists. Offers features, interviews, reviews, message boards, music resources, links, and more.)

Woman's Diagnostic Cyber
(A women's health site established by gynecologist Frederick R. Jelovsek "to provide information and education to help decrease a woman's health concerns." Discussion of symptoms and risk factors, news, free message board, and the possibility of consultations [for which there's a charge].)

WomenAction
(A "global information, communication and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing+5 review process with the long term goal of women's empowerment, with a special focus on women and media." The web site, available in English, French, and Spanish, offers information, involvement, and resources focusing on Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, and Europe & North America.)

Women Active in Buddhism
(The site offers links and resources on contemporary Buddhist women, including teachers, activists, scholars, nuns, and practitioners. Also included are teachings, projects, organizations, a partially annotated bibliography, contact information, and a guide to female meditational deities.)

Women and Computer Science (Ellen Spertus)
(Ellen Spertus' excellent collection of online papers [including Spertus' classic "Why Are There So Few Female Computer Scientists?"], other resources, and related links. Unfortunately, this page is less useful than it used to be because a number of links no longer work.)

Women and Disability Resources
(Barbara Robertson's site offers a fact sheet on women with disabilities and development, an explanation of why it makes sense to focus on women with disabilities, and links concerning women and disabilities in a number of categories, including Sexuality, Economics, African American Women, Older Women, Lesbians, Abuse, and General.)

Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network
(WAGNet aims to link European scholarship in Chinese women's/gender studies; however, the Network is open to scholars throughout the world. Among the resources the website offers are news; announcements of academic conferences, jobs, and other opportunities; extensive links to relevant sites; abstracts of member publications; descriptions of other relevant publications; and a searchable database of WAGNet members. Reading lists and working papers will eventually also be available.)

Women and Gender Studies Videotapes
(Extensive, annotated listing of videotapes contained in the UC Berkeley Media Resources Center. Includes some ABC/CLIO reviews. Tapes are not available for borrowing, but the information is useful.)

Women and Girls Last: Females and the Internet
(Janet Morahan-Martin's 1998 paper about the often problematic climate for women on the Internet. Includes reference to research about women and computing.)

Women and International Development Program (MSU)
(A valuable collection of resources from the WID program at Michigan State University. The site includes annotated Internet links arranged by region, annotated bibliographies, abstracts of several hundred inexpensive articles for sale, a film guide, information about relevant academic programs at MSU, a promised listing of MSU gender-related courses, and more.)

Women and the Internet
(Subtitled "An Exploratory Study of Feminist Experiences in Cyberspace," this honours B.A. thesis by Tracy L. M. Kennedy deals with the experiences of women who maintain websites on the Internet. It includes online interviews with 17 women who describe their encounters with other Internet users, encounters that shape their experience of cyberspace.)

Women and Language
(A vast collection of links dealing not just with language and linguistics but also with "women and the web," "women and Internet language," computer-mediated communications scholarship, and more.)

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
(Extensive collection of links put together by Ellen Spertus. Less useful than it used to be because it needs updating.)

Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory
(Online version of a journal for discussion of gender and representation; includes full text of some articles, as well as other resources.)

Women and Politics
(Online version of the quarterly journal of research and policy studies. Includes abstracts of articles.)

Women and Religion: Web Resources
(Kathleen O'Grady compiled this useful set of annotated links and other entries for a proposed introductory seminar on Women and Religion. Arranged by sub-topics, the listing includes web sites, books, other media, email lists, online courses, and more.)

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
(This web site offers a rich collection of primary documents related to women and social movements in the United States between 1600 and 2000. It is organized around editorial projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students at SUNY, Binghamton. Each project deals with a specific issue and contains introductory material, a collection of primary documents, and a bibliography; some also contain illustrations and links to related sites. A valuable resource for university and high school teachers and students of U. S. Women's History.)

Women and Talent
(Douglas Eby's site offers "resources for gifted and talented women," articles by Eby, and links to related sites.)

Women and the Holocaust
(A wealth of information about women's experiences in the Nazi holocaust. Personal testimony and recollections; biographies of female partisans and resistance fighters; a multi-part essay on women's holocaust narratives; poetry; historical background; a bibliography; and more.)

Women Artists
(Self-portraits and representations of womanhood by women artists from the medieval period to the early 20th century. A companion site deals with women artists of the 20th century.)

Women Artists of the American West
(Professor Emerita Susan Ressler has created this interdisciplinary resource featuring the contributions that women have made to the art and history of the American west. The searchable site offers a number of illustrated essays organized around four themes: community, identity, spirituality, and locality. A useful and extensive site map is also available, as is information about Prof. Ressler's book on this topic.)

Women@SCS
(Website for women in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon has been particularly active in seeking ways to increase the numbers of women in computer science. The website provides information about a variety of activities and initiatives at Carnegie Mellon, as well as a Resources section that provides links to papers, organizations, high school teachers' sites, and other related websites.)

Women at the Piano
(Rose Eide-Altman's site offers information about more than 200 women concert pianists of classical music, including biographical information and, where possible, links to web sites. The pianists span more than 300 years. The searchable site also includes a time line, a list of birthdays, and a page updated monthly.)

Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, & Broadcasters During World War II
(A Library of Congress site that includes selected articles and photographs produced by women journalists and photographers during WWII, along with contextual essays and biographical information. The site focuses on eight women but also provides a much longer list of accredited women correspondents during this period.)

Women Composers
(A "database in progress" from the Kapralova Society. It lists women composers of classical music whose works have been recorded on CD. Where online resources are available about the composer, a link is provided. Also includes a number of good links to related sites.)

Women Composers and Women's Music
(Great links)

WomenConnect
(A UK-based organization whose motto is "using and shaping the Internet together," WomenConnect aims to build an electronic network of women's organizations and resource contacts throughout England. The site offers information about relevant events, resources, links, etc.)

Women Employed
(Women Employed's self-described mission is "to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity." The web site provides useful information about workplace issues concerning women, resources for finding help and getting involved, news about workplace issues, and more. One section includes abundant information about careers for women in information technology.)

Women, Enterprise, and Society
(Subtitled "A Guide to Resources in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library," this site identifies materials in Harvard Business School's Baker Library that document women's participation in American business and culture from the 18th through the 20th century. The Guide contains detailed descriptions of materials located in approximately 200 manuscript collections and incorporates links to full collection records in the Baker Online Catalog.)

WomenEntrepreneur.com
(This site, designed for the women's business community, offers original articles and success stories, content from 30 women columnists and bloggers, news and resources, and a forum where visitors can ask questions, share answers, and offer their own business insights.)

WomenGamers.Com
(As its name suggests, this site is devoted to computer games, with a focus on women: women as players, women as characters, etc. Includes articles, reviews of software and hardware, information about and reviews of games, discussion of female characters, and more.)

Womenheart: National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
(Womenheart, "dedicated to reducing death and disability among the 8,000,000 American women living with heart disease," offers an array of current information on diet, exercise, hormone replacement therapy, cholesterol guidelines, the usefulness of statins, and much more, as well as a message board and annotated links to related sites.)

Women Immigrants 1945 to the Present: A Bibliography
(Eleanore Hofstetter has provided this multidisciplinary bibliography to supplement and update her book Women in Global Migration, 1945-2000: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Bibliography. The update includes books, journals, essays, government reports and doctoral dissertations; they treat "all aspects of the lives and issues concerning women who are living permanently or for long periods outside their country of origin or who have migrated for fixed periods of time on work contracts." The update is organized into a title and author list and several broad subject areas, including Demography, Economics, Education, Health, Law, Personal Narratives, Religion, and more.)

Women in Action
(Women in Action is a tri-annual publication from Philippines-based Isis International that covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, with special emphasis on the needs and concerns of women in the Global South. Each online issue covers a different topic, such as "Examining Feminist and Social Movements," "Corporatised Media and ICT Systems and Structures," "Women in Prisons," "Young Women," and more.)

Women in America, 1820 - 1842
(The lives of women in America, as seen through the accounts of European travellers in the first half of the 19th century.)

Women in American History
(An exceptionally rich resource from Encyclopedia Britannica, this site offers overviews of American women's history, a large number of biographies of both famous and not-so-well-known American women, articles about women-related aspects of American history, a media gallery with audio and video clips, works by American women, annotated links to other women's history sites, a recommended reading list, and a study guide for teachers.)

Women in Aviation Resource Center
(This site, created by aviation historian and author Henry M. Holden, offers extensive, partially annotated "educational, historical, and networking resources to empower women involved in all aspects of aviation." Special sections devoted to Books, Discussion Forums, Employment, Featured Women, Museums, Web Resources, and much more.)

Women in Biology Internet Launch Page
(Extensive, updated collection of links to sites offering information about female scientists, organizations for women in science, careers in science, studies concerned with the climate for women in science, and more, as well as a link to the bionet newsgroup women-in biology.)

Women in Cinema: A Reference Guide (Philip McEldowney)
(Includes essays, annotated bibliographies, and more.)

Women in Computer Science
(A page devoted to information about a handful of women who have accomplished much in computer science, plus links to related sites, articles, and other information. NOTE: this site is apparently devoted primarily to audio/video rentals. The listing of this Women in Computer Science page in no way implies endorsement of the company or its services.)

Women in Computer Science: Two Studies on the Effects of Stereotypes
(An undergraduate honors thesis by Maria Enderton of Macalester College. It deals with issues relating to the systematic under-representation of women in computer science, offering both a review of research and studies designed to further our understanding of the issues. One of the studies collects and analyzes female computer scientists' experiences with and views about the effects of gender stereotypes for women in computer science.)

Women in Computer Sciences: Closing the Gender Gap in Higher Education
(Research on how to attract and retain women students in computer science by Allan Fisher and Jane Margolis is reported in two online papers: "Undergraduate Women in Computer Science: Experience, Motivation and Culture" and "Geek Mythology and Attracting Undergraduate Women to Computer Science")

Women in Computing Academic Resource
(The site includes a compilation of colleges and universities that have formal and/or informal programs for encouraging/retaining women in computer science. Although the compilation was apparently last updated in 1997, it may still be useful. The page also has a link to suggestions for improving the graduate school environment for women in computer science. The link provided is no longer accurate; the correct link is http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~wicse/index.php/improve_environment.html.)

Women in Computing Articles
(An extensive, searchable database of articles dealing with women in computing, compiled and maintained by ACM-W. You can search on title, author, keywords, journal/conference, publisher, or year. Some entries lead to the full-text article, others just to the citation.)

Women in Computing Professions: Will the Internet Make a Difference?
(This Adobe Acrobat file includes position papers by sixteen scholars from around the world. The papers were prepared for an Oxford Internet Institute Forum held in 2004.)

Women in Cyberspace
(This paper by Professor Ellen Moody "look[s] at the general experience of women trying to build lives and identities, and communicate with one another in cyberspace," and considers as well the obstacles to women's using cyberspace effectively and what can be done to make the online experience more appealing and hospitable for women. The paper, which was presented at a conference in 2006, includes extensive documentation.)

Women in Engineering Organization
(Created by Tufts University's School of Engineering, this site seeks to encourage more women and girls to become engineers. It provides valuable resources to further that aim. These include discussions of "What is engineering?" and "Why choose engineering?" and separate sections of resources designed for Girls, Parents, K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, College Women, College Faculty, Industry, and Project Directors.)

Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2004 Literature
(The Society for Women in Engineering has made available this review of information about women in engineering published in 2004 and early 2005. The review includes journal articles, conference proceedings papers, dissertations, reports, and items from the media. The document is in pdf format and requires the use of a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Women in Games
(Issue 17 [November 2005] of The Escapist is devoted to women in games and gaming. Several articles and interviews.)

Women in a Global Workforce
(This white paper by Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa summarizes the findings of a 2005 study of women managers in multinational companies around the world. The study, commissioned by Dell Computer Corporation, focuses on women's experience in the workforce and "how to make the work place more amenable to women of all racial backgrounds." This document is in pdf format and requires the use of a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Women in Higher Education
(a monthly publication on issues facing women in academe)

Women in India: How Free? How Equal?
(An independent, analytical report commissioned by the United Nations in 2001. Written by Kalyani Menon-Sen and A.K. Shiva Kumar, it examines gender inequalities in various aspects of social and economic life in India--health, education, work, assets, decision-making, etc.--and makes suggestions for achieving greater gender equality.)

Women in Information Technology
("An annotated list of sites about and for women in the fields of library & information science, information technology, and computer science." A combination of blog/news and excellent, annotated links organized in several sections: Readings; Cool Links; Education, Events; In the News; Organizations; Working. An earlier version was called Web-sters' Net-Work. Unfortunately, the site does not seem to have been updated since 2006.)

Women in IT: Net Resources
(Network World has put together this useful collection of reports, articles, forums, and organizations focusing on women in information technology.)

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
(An academic, refereed, electronic journal devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. Includes essays, biographical articles, film reviews, and bibliographies, as well as links to a related encyclopedia project, non-refereed writings, announcements, and related sites.)

Women in Mathematics
(Women in Mathematics is an organization designed to serve the needs of women mathematicians at the U. of Maryland, College Park. The WIM web site,   However, should be of interest far beyond the UMCP campus. Offers advice for graduate students in math and the sciences, career information, related links, and more.)

Women in Mathematics: Resources and Other Useful Stuff
(Sponsored by CAMEL, the Canadian Mathematical Society, this site contains information and excellent links of interest to women in mathematics and to those contemplating careers in mathematics. Separate sections devoted to Educational Issues for Girls and Women; Biographies; Organizations; Books, Articles, Speeches, and Bibliographies; and Miscellaneous Mathematical Links.)

Women in Math Project
(Math professor Maria Vitulli's web site offers a valuable array of resources, including a collection of bibliographies [topics include gender & mathematics and feminist theories of science, among others]; biographies of women mathematicians; job, grant, and scholarship opportunities for women in mathematics; conferences, workshops, and programs about and for women in math; data on women in math; links to related sites; and more.)

Women in the Military
(Information about women in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm)

Women in Music
(Useful links from the U. of Washington Music Library.)

Women in the New Economy: Insights and Realities
(Results of a survey conducted in 2000 of 265 women working in "new economy" companies. Among the issues covered are the upside and downside of working the in new economy, how women are treated, the effect on women's personal lives, the strategies women use, women's wishes for how their companies operated, the factors that keep women in their companies, and more.)

Women in Philosophy
(Philosophy instructor Danne Polk's very extensive collection of resources concerning both individual female philosophers and issues concerning women in/and philosophy. Part of her larger Philosophy Research Base.)

Women in Physics
(Affiliated with the American Physical Society, this web site offers a variety of resources, including a speakers list of women in physics, a roster of women and minorities in physics, a gender equity report, information about female-friendly physics departments, recruiting and retaining women in physics, links to related sites, and more.)

Women in Physics: Statistical Research
(Reports from the American Institute of Physics containing data on the education and employment of women in physics in the U.S. and data on working women physicists across the world.)

Women in Podcasting Directory
(The website's name says it all. A directory of women who have podcasts. The site also provides the opportunity for women to add their podcasts. If you're not sure what a podcast is, check the Wikipedia definition.)

Women in Podcasting: The List
(Amy Gahran has compiled and updated an annotated list of women who host or co-host a podcast. A podcast is online audio content that's delivered via webfeed. She explains all this in more detail on her site [actually, part of her blog]. She also makes an argument for why more women should become involved in podcasting.)

Women in Print
(This impressive site, created and maintained by Mev Miller, describes itself as "the most comprehensive and current listing of women-owned and women-centered bookstores and publishers." In addition to the listings of bookstores and publishers, the site also provides a bibliography: "herstory of independent feminist, women's, lesbian bookselling and publishing.")

Women in Programming
(Computer Science professor Cindy Meyer Hanchey and others have put together this extensive listing of information and web sites about women who were involved in the development of programming. It is arranged alphabetically by the programmer's last name. It also includes links to a number of web sites that focus more broadly on women in technology.)

Women in Science: A Resource for Gender Mainstreaming
(A resource bank initiated by the Committee for Mainstreaming – Women in Science in Norway. "It aims to be a tool for gender equality work in the academic sector. It includes statistics, literature, list of measures and best practises.")

Women in Science and Technology: A Bibliography
(Compiled by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 2000, this bibliography includes books about the evolution of women's roles in science and technology and their contributions in these fields, as well as works dealing with/debating how far women have come in science and technology. The bibliography includes only works published after 1986.)

Women in Science and Technology (WIST)
(Web site sponsored by the American Psychological Association to call attention to the accomplishments of women in science and technology over more than 4000 years and to provide news and resources relevant to women in these fields. In addition to news, links to reports, mentor programs, organizations, and relevant resources, the site includes a timeline of historical highlights.)

The Women in Science Bookshelf
(British scientist and novelist Alison Sinclair has put together this interesting web site devoted to fiction and non-fiction about women in science.)

Women in Science, Engineering, & Technology
(This web page offers a brief overview of some issues concerning women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM), followed by links to relevant sites organized into the following categories: Women in STEM: Statistics; The Lack of Women's Participation in STEM Fields; Getting More Women Involved in STEM; Famous & Historical Women of Science; Organizations and Programs For Women in STEM; and Scholarships.)

Women in Science, Engineering, & Technology (WISEST)
(Originating at the University of Alberta [Canada], this site offers a variety of practical resources for women in or contemplating study of science and technology. It includes information on making career decisions, mentoring, women's perspectives on their career paths in these fields, and more.)

Women in Science: Past, Present and Future....
(As the title suggests, this blog by Peggy Kolm focuses on issues concerning women in science. In addition to several years' worth of blog entries, it contains links to a number of other blogs by women who blog about science and engineering. A blog entry for August 21, 2008 includes a YouTube video of a discussion of the book She's Such a Geek: Women Write about Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff and another video of professor Sapna Cheryan discussing her research about problems women face in the fields of Computer Science and engineering.)

Women in Science: A Selection of 16 Significant Contributors
(Profiles of sixteen highly accomplished female scientists in physics, computer science, mathematics, astronomy, biology, medicine, and other fields. The introduction to the profiles cites a statement by historian of science Naomi Oreskes: "The question is not why there haven't been more women in science; the question is rather why we have not heard more about them." The website arose from a project at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.)

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ON THE AIR!
(This site describes itself as "an audio resource for young girls, young women, parents, middle and high school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, . . . and anyone interested in learning more about the past, present, and future role of women in science and technology education, fields, and careers." Included are brief audio profiles of great women in the history of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; full-length audio accounts of what today's women are doing to encourage the next generation achieve success in these fields; interviews between teen girls and successful women in these fields; and more. The site also offers ideas for using these audio resources.)

Women in Science: What are the Obstacles?
(A moderately detailed article that looks at the controversy stemming from Harvard University President Lawrence Summers' January 2005 speculations about why women are under-represented in top scientific positions. The article, which looks at relevant research in sociology and psychology, appears in The Why Files, an online science magazine published at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. The article includes a short bibliography.)

Women in the Sciences: Left Out, Left Behind
(Sponsored by the National Women's Law Center, this site offers resources about the under-representation of women in university science, math, and engineering faculties and suggests steps one can take to reverse this trend. Among the resources is information about the number of women in science faculties at 150 American universities and links to several relevant reports, including A National Analysis of Diversity in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Universities.)

Women in Statistics
(The home page of the Committee on Women in Statistics of the International Statistics Institute offers summaries of a panel discussion on The Role of Women in Statistics, numerous brief news items about women in statistics [with links to relevant web sites], and information about a current project whose aim is to arrive at "relative characterizations of women statisticians.")

Women in Technology
(A promotional site for ITT Technical Institute, the site nonetheless offers some useful information focused on women in technology. Resources include articles on the importance of a female-friendly work environment, closing the gender gap in pay, success stories of women who received degrees in technology from ITT, and annotated links to related sites.)

Women in Technology
(A Hawaii-based organization that seeks to improve the "economic quality of life for women by encouraging them into higher-paying technology occupations." Women in Technology has developed a number of initiatives to achieve this goal, some aimed at middle- and high-school students, others at college students and women in the workforce. The web site includes information about all the initiatives, along with resource articles, scholarship information, a calendar of events, and extensive links to related sites.)

Women in Technology & Culture: Researchers, Designers, and Artists Working in Pervasive Computing-Related Fields
(Anne Galloway has compiled this listing, which includes name, institutional affiliation, research interests, country, and a link to each person's web site.)

Women in Technology: Hear Us Roar
(The technology publisher O'Reilly hosts this series of approximately 30 articles written by and about women in technology. The series was created in 2007 by Tatiana Apandi, an associate editor at O'Reilly. Some sample titles: "To Sir with Love: How to Get More Women Involved in Open Source"; "From Princess to Goddess: Female Success in IT"; "I Don't Like Articles about Women in Technology"; "Bringing Up Girl Geeks.")

Women in World History Curriculum
(Resources, lessons, and information about women in world history. Intended primarily for K-12 teachers and students.)

Women, Ink: Women and Development Resources
(A project of the International Women's Tribune Centre to market and distribute resources on women and development worldwide. It includes well-organized, annotated listings from publishers all over the world. Though a commercial site, it offers much valuable information.)

Women Internet Researchers
(Nicola Döring has created this very useful annotated listing of "women who think and write about the Internet and its social implications, mostly from an academic view." The listing includes women from many countries, describes their interests, and provides links to their personal home pages whenever possible.)

Women in the United States
(Information about past and present women in the United States. Included are data about women and men from the 2000 Census, news items about women and women's issues, brief illustrated biographical sketches of "Women of Influence," annotated links to related sites and to documents about women available online. The site was created by the U. S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs.)

Women Leaders Online
("Dedicated to mobilizing women over the Internet, empowering women politically, and stopping the anti-women agenda of the Radical Right.")

Women Living Under Muslim Laws
(Website of an "international solidarity network" for "women whose lives are shaped, conditioned, or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam." The network now links individual women and organizations in more than 70 countries. The website offers news, calls for action, publications, and extensive annotated links to related sites, as well as some resources available for purchase.)

Women: Lost in Cyberspace?
(Essay by Kenyon College professor Laurie Finke calling attention to the loss of human agency in most accounts of the benefits of information technology and urging more attention both to feminist pedagogy and to information technology's impact on women.)

Women Make Movies
(Women Make Movies is a non-profit feminist media arts organization established in 1972 to address the under-representation and misrepresentation of women in the media. The searchable web site includes an extensive film and video catalogue arranged by subject, title, and filmmaker; information about upcoming events; extensive links to sites and resources about women and film/other media, and more.)

Women Making History Today
(The Christian Science Monitor, a daily newspaper, has devoted a section of their web site to news about women. The section includes about a dozen categories, such as Work, Home & Family, Politics, Arts, Women's Rights, Around the World, and more.)

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2004
(This report is the 12th in a series of Congressionally-mandated biennial reports on the status of women and minorities in science and engineering. It documents both short- and long-term trends in the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. The 2002 Report is also available.))

Women Nobel Prize Laureates
(Information and links about all women who have won the Nobel Prize; arranged by field, and then chronologically)

Women of Achievement and Herstory
(A calendar of biographies of accomplished women and important dates in women's herstory, compiled by Irene Stuber. Each day of the year has one or more entries, and new entries continue to be added.)

Women of Color Health Data Book
(Provided by the National Institutes of Health, this 178-page .pdf document offers extensive information intended to help policy makers and women's health advocates understand the health status of women of color and assist them in addressing their needs. Organized in three parts: Factors Affecting the Health of Women of Color, Health Assessment of Women of Color, and Issues Related to Improving the Health of Women of Color.)

Women of Color Resources: UMBC and Beyond
(Though it may seem egocentric or circular or both, I've included this link because it brings together several women of color resources: annotated listings of websites, email lists, and new or changed academic links. People come to this page via various paths and might otherwise miss some of these resources.)

Women of Color Web Site
(An excellent resource created by Yolanda Retter, this site contains "links to and original material on the history and culture of women of color in the U.S. and other countries." It includes bibliographies, articles, interviews, notable women, and Internet sites focusing on African American, Native American, Asian Pacific Islander, Latina/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Multiracial/Multiethnic women.)

Women of Color, Women of Words
(This site, created by performing arts librarian Angela E. Weaver, provides extensive resources about African American women playwrights. The site includes biographical information, listings and descriptions of the plays, annotated links to relevant sites, information about productions and about theaters that perform African-American and multicultural theater, a bibliography of dissertations and critical resources, and instructions for joining a related email list.)

Women of India
(This site offers coverage of wide-ranging topics on the history and status of women in India over the centuries. Among the topics covered are Sati, historical women, and women's museums. The site includes a large number of photographs.)

Women of NASA
(Site designed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science, math, and technology. Includes profiles of female scientists, ideas for integrating the site's information into the curriculum, an annotated bibliography of books related to gender equity in math and science, and more. Some aspects of the site are available also in Spanish. Aimed primarily at K-12, but useful also at the college level.)

Women of the West Museum
(Part of the Museum of the American West, this site focuses on women's suffrage in the Western states. It includes historical and biographical information and a bibliography.)

Women of the World: Laws & Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives
(Covers Brazil, China, Germany, India, Nigeria, United States)

Women: On The Net
(Advocacy Network provides an enormous collection of women-related links. No annotation and some duplicate entries. Links arranged into several categories: Women, Beauty, Publications, Senior & Older Women, Herstory, Sports, and Women's Studies. More categories seem planned.)

Women Photographers
(An annotated exhibit of photographs by well known and lesser known women photographers. Photographs are from the U. of California, Riverside/California Museum of Photography collection.)

Women and Gender Magazines, Newsletters, and Journals with Web Presences
(Part of U. Wisconsin WS Librarian's site--terrific collection!)

Women Romantic-Era Writers
(Online texts of works by approximately forty Romantic-era women writers, as well as a rich collection of links to related online resources. Maintained by Adriana Craciun.)

Women's Aid
(Women's Aid is an organization based in Ireland that helps women and children who are being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused in their homes. The web site offers useful information about what domestic violence [DV] is, myths about DV, the social and historical context, and statistics, as well as services that Women's Aid provides.)

Women's Biography Sites
(This useful site created by Sharon Hushka provides links to more than 250 women's biography web sites. They are arranged both alphabetically and in nine categories: Arts & Entertainment; Diversity; General; HerStory; International; Of Interest; Politics; Science, Math, & Technology; and Sports.)

Women's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor
(This U. S. government site contains much valuable information about women and work: statistics, data, special reports, fact sheets, news, posters, programs, and links to related sites.)

Women's Business Center
(A site designed to help women succeed in business. Lots of questions and answers about finance, marketing, management, and technology, as well as information about procurement, welfare to work, success stories, and more. Site is available in Russian and Spanish as well as English.)

Women's Cancer Network
(Website associated with the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists provides information about risk factors, referrals, links to related sites, news about women's cancers, and more.)

Women's Centers at U.S. Universities
(A set of links compiled by the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota.)

Women's Enews
(Women's Enews is a professional news service providing news about issues of importance to women. The very interesting news stories "probe policy and politics, business and culture, from the perspectives of women's interests and priorities." The site offers coverage of women internationally, not just in the United States. The "Jeer of the Week" calls attention to outrageous news.)

Women's Enews
(Women's Enews is a professional news service providing news about issues of importance to women. The very interesting news stories "probe policy and politics, business and culture, from the perspectives of women's interests and priorities." The site offers coverage of women internationally, not just in the United States. The "Jeer of the Week" calls attention to outrageous news.)

Women's Financial Network (WFN)
(A good deal of this site's financial information is not gender specific, but some of it does focus on women's circumstances--e.g., a financial checklist for expectant moms, the financial impact of being the second wife, women and wealth. The site also offers online discussion groups focused around life stages: single and striving, managing change, retiring smart, etc.)

Women's Folk Music and History
(Folk singer and historian Gerri Gribi's web site offers information about women's folk music, including a bit about its relationship to women's history.)

Womenshealth.gov
(A project of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, this extensive site offers information on a vast array of women's health issues. El sitio web también está disponible en español.)

Women's Health: About.com
(Tracee Cornforth is the "guide" in charge of this site, which offers links, features, chat, etc. about women's health. Like all About.com sites, it is updated frequently.)

Women's Health (Aetna InteliHealth)
(Very readable information, apparently from Aetna in partnership with the Harvard Medical School. In addition to coverage of topics such as breast cancer, violence against women, hormone replacement therapy, bladder ailments, menopause, and adult-onset asthma, it also has a news section and a section of interactive tools.)

Women's Health (BBC Online)
(Very down to earth, accessible site that deals with women's health issues from a British perspective. Part of the larger British Broadcasting Corporation site.)

Women's Health Interactive
(Resources for dealing with varied women's health issues, including the possibility of online consultation with health professionals.)

Women's Health: Journal Watch
(Journal Watch provides clinician-authored summaries of articles appearing in top medical journals. One section of Journal Watch is devoted to women's health issues. Though full access requires a paid-for subscription, one can register for free and then browse or search the archives, though free access to summaries is restricted to articles more than six months old. Free registration also entitles one to receive via email the table of contents for any or all of the Journal Watch sections. The site is designed especially for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other women's health professionals, though the summaries are clear enough to be of benefit to lay people as well.)

Women's Health Matters
(An extensive, high-quality Canadian site sponsored by the Women's College Hospital and the Centre for Research in Women's Health in Toronto. It offers women's health news, interviews with women's health professionals, information about a wide variety of women's health issues, and well-organized print and online resources, with particular emphasis on Canadian resources.)

Women's Health (Orchid Recovery Center)
(This site provides links to much useful information about women's health issues. Scroll down the page to find links to sections on topics such as Reproductive Technology, Sexual Assault, Alcohol and Addiction, PTSD, Women's Mental Health, and more. Please note that inclusion of this site does not imply an endorsement of the site's sponsor, the Orchid Recovery Center.)

Women's Health (Public Health and Social Justice)
(Dr. Martin Donohoe has developed a Public Health and Social Justice website that includes an extensive section devoted to Women's Health. It includes articles, slide shows, and a syllabus covering violence against women, reproductive rights, access to contraception and abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, and rape. Some of the other sections of the larger site may also be of interest.)

Women's Health Queensland Wide
(Australian site offering information on an extensive array of issues such as sexually transmitted infections, menopause, hormone replacement, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, hysterectomy, infertility, ovarian and breast cancer, eating disorders, sexual violence, substance abuse, and more.)

Women's Health Topics: MEDLINE Plus
(This well-organized, searchable site offers very extensive, authoritative information on a vast number of women's health topics from the National Library of Medicine. It includes a section on hormone replacement therapy with current information from international sources.)

Women's Health (WebMD)
(This site offers news, videos, and information from a variety of sources about a wide range of women's health issues. One sectiion highlights different topics depending on age range entered.)

Women's History
(Jone Johnson hosts this About.com site devoted to women's accomplishments in all areas of history--the arts, the sciences, politics, sports, aviation, medicine, suffrage, slavery, and more. Like other About.com sites, this one adds new features every week.)

Women's History Month
The valuable IPL2, which merged the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index, has put together this page of annotated links to ten worthwhile sites dealing with Women's History Month.
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Women's History Month
(Thomson/Gale publishers have made available this useful resource about Women's History Month. Included is a brief history, illustrated biographies of significant women, a timeline of significant events in women's history, a quiz, and activities.)

Women's History Month: InfoPlease
(This site offers an impressive assortment of information about women, including the origins of women's history month, information about notable women, timelines, statistics about women, and almanac and reference links to information about women and education, work, motherhood, health, crime, and more. Irrelevant ads somewhat detract from the site.)

Women's History Review
(A refereed journal "whose aim is to provide a forum for the publication of new scholarly articles in the rapidly expanding field of women's history." Articles are retrievable in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

Women's History: Todd Library Research Guide (Middle Tennessee S.U.)
(Bibliographies, book reviews, multimedia exhibits, and more)

Women's Hockey Web
(Extensive information about women's hockey internationally, including player profiles, tournaments, hockey camps, hockey cards, school and university hockey, related links, and more.)

Women's ICT-Based Enterprise for Development
(The purpose of the Women's ICT-Based Enterprise for Development project is "to help increase the number of sustainable ICT-based enterprises run by groups of poor women in developing countries." The web site provides online guidance and networking about women's ICT-based enterprises in developing countries. Among the resources the site provides is a "Handbook for More and Better Women's ICT-Based Enterprises," case studies [also available through Eldis--see next entry below], related publications, events, contacts, and links to related sites.)

Women's ICT-Based Enterprise for Development: Case Studies Page
("A set of twelve analytical case studies of the women's IT sector enterprises in developing countries. Each provides a summary of performance, success factors, good practices and risks. In total, they show the potential for an IT sector approach to deliver gender goals for development." The countries represented in the studies [in some cases, by more than one study] include Mozambique, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, India, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia. From Eldis, which also has a very extensive Gender Resource Guide from an international perspective.)

Women's Information Technology Transfer (WITT)
(This site has been established as a portal to link women's organizations and feminist advocates for the Internet in Eastern and Central Europe. It supports Eastern and Central European women in developing the web as an instrument of social activism. The website proclaims WITT's commitment to "bringing women's actions, activities, and struggles into the spotlight" and "promoting the use of free software as a way to highlight women's voices.")

Women's Internet Information Network
(Irene Stuber's new site will eventually provide a home for her Women of Achievement series and Catt's Claws, as well as related information.)

Women's Issues (About.com)
(An extensive, frequently-updated site covering a wide variety of "women's issues," which the site moderator defines as "an issue that affects women more than men, and/or an issue that women are more likely to care about than men are." The site has more than two dozen subject sections, such as "Abortion," "Erotica," "Legislation," and "Media and Culture," plus a very frequently updated section of news headlines.)

Women's Law Initiative
(A "nationwide online resource for women and girls living with or escaping domestic violence." The site provides clear instructions on laws pertaining to, and procedures necessary to obtain, restraining orders in all 50 states. It also offers definitions of domestic violence and related terms, news items, guidelines for personal safety and for leaving an abusive relationship, an "Am I Being Abused?" checklist, and links to other resources.)

Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace
(Women's Learning Partnership is an international organization dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. It works with independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies. The tri-lingual website (English/French/Arabic) offers useful information about the status of women in the 20 countries where it has partners. It also offers a downloadable training handbook in 16 languages, information about programs on leadership and empowerment, on ICT capacity building, on women's human rights, and more, and a number of other resources.)

Women's Legal History Biography Project
(More than a hundred entries about pioneering women lawyers practicing from the late 1800s through the end of the twentieth century. Many of the entries were written by students of women's legal history at Stanford University. Also included are supplementary articles, obituaries, photographs, a timeline, links to related sites, and more.)

Women's Legal Issues in Africa
(Resources of use to participants in the Legal Advocacy for Women in Africa program at Georgetown Law School and others interested in these issues. The site includes links to domestic and international resources concerning women, law, policy, etc.)

Women'sNet
(South-African-based web site "designed to enable South African women to use the internet to find the people, issues, resources, and tools needed for women's social action." The site includes sections for News, HIV/AIDS information, Women and Human Rights, Preventing Violence Against Women, Gender in Parliament, Health, New Communication Technologies, Women and Enterprise, a Directory of South African Women's Organizations, and more.)

WomensNet.Net
(Yet another site that seeks to cater to "women." But while it includes the apparently obligatory "body and soul," "home and hearth," and "shop til you drop" sections, it also offers more than the usual attention to Internet matters (links to tutorials, women-owned web sites, resources for web builders, etc.) and other non-stereotypical issues. The jury's still out on this one, but it looks more promising than most of the other all-purpose women's sites.)

Women's Online Golf
(This site offers news coverage of women's golf, tournament information, articles about health and nutrition, links to a number of women's golf organizations and clubs, and links to related sites.)

Women's Path Into Ministry: Six Major Studies
(A 2002 report by Prof. Edward C. Lehman, Jr., that "argues that women's ordination is one of the most significant recent developments in American religion, fostering change in churchgoers' attitudes toward women in leadership and expanding the concept of ministry beyond the local congregation. Drawing upon research conducted between 1982 and 1998, Lehman sketches the broad outlines of a woman's 'career path' into ministry, from seminary and ordination through parish placement, and examines such factors as collegiality, ministry style, and the influence of female pastoral leadership on congregants, denominations, and culture." From Pulpit and Pew, an initiative of the Duke Divinity School.)

Women's Pavillion (OBGYN.net)
(Site offers extensive resources on women's health issues, including columns by health professionals, a women's health forum, well-organized links, and more. Physicians and other health professionals advise and participate. See also OBGYN.net Clinical Links.

Women's Policy, Inc.
(This web site provides information about current issues in the United States Congress that affect women. It includes a weekly calendar, information about female members of Congress, an online newsletter, and more.)

Women's Prerogative
(This activist website is "dedicated to bringing you information about the things that matter most to you, giving you a place to talk about them, and--most importantly--providing you with a way to do something about them." Two sample concerns: dating violence and women's underrepresentation in the sciences.)

Women's Relationship with the Web
(Jennifer Brayton's site includes two bibliographies ["Women and the Internet" and "Gender and Technology"], an essay, book and film reviews, and links.)

Women's Resources on the Internet (UNC)
(Extensive listing of women-related resources in many categories, from the U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.)

Women's Review of Books
(Founded in 1983, the Women's Review of Books has provided "a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women." Published by the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesly College, the Review is available by subscription, but selected articles are also available in their entirety online. There is also a blog, WOMEN=BOOKS, where reviewers and authors discuss issues raised in the Review as well as women's writing and publishing more generally.)

Women's Space Work
(Yvonne P. Doderer's site, based in Germany, provides annotated links to resources concerning cyberfeminism as theory and activism, political networking, feminist and lesbian activism, art on the net, and much more, including many outside the U.S. Doderer also offers a thoughtful essay entitled "Women's Space Work" that provides a feminist perspective on technological possibilities. The essay is available in both German and English.)

Women's Sports Foundation
(This nonprofit foundation's site offers a variety of resources related to women's participation in sports, including scholarships and internships available, information about training, fitness, careers, gender equity, homophobia, disability, and much more.)

Women's Sports Foundation (U. K.)
(It's not clear whether there's any connection between this site and the identically-named site listed above, but this one is based in the United Kingdom, and its information about women's sports and sporting events has a U.K. focus. It describes itself as "the only organisation in the U. K. that is solely committed to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level." It offers news, research help, publications, and extensive related links.)

Women's Sports Information
(The site describes itself as the place where women can find "info on how to be better informed, better equipped, where to play, and how to play your sport better." It contains an impressive array of articles about many aspects of women's sports, as well as sports tips, equipment info, and extensive links to other sites focusing on women's sports. There is also some local information about sports leagues for women in the San Francisco Bay area.)

Women's Stories: The Week's Famous and Infamous Women
(Each week, Kathleen McFadden's site highlights six significant women who were born or achieved some milestone during a date in that week. The brief, interesting biographies include links to relevant web sites, along with recommendations for further reading, listening, and/or viewing. The site includes women from differing countries, races, time periods, and areas of accomplishment.)

Women's Studies: Films and Videos
(Vast annotated listing of Women's Studies-related films and videos from the University of Arizona Library.)

Women's Studies: A Research Guide
(The New York Public Library's extensive, well-organized, partially annotated bibliography of books, periodicals, microform collections, and Internet resources in Women's Studies.)

Women's Studies Internet Resources
(Comprehensive, well-organized, annotated listings from the University of York [UK] Library. Be sure to consult the listings on the left of the main page for Women's Studies Academic, Regional, and Themed listings. )

Women's Studies Resources - University of Iowa
(Karla Tonella's very impressive collection of links, arranged by topics: Activism, Art, Communication & Media, Development, Feminist Theory, General, History, Literature, Music, and Sports. See also the Digital Media page for Gender and Cyberspace, Cyborgs, Hypertext Theory, Postmodernism, etc. Highly recommended)

WomensWork
("A resource center for collaborative work among women's groups, inquisitive feminists, women activists, and others." Links to projects on role models for girls, women in computing, and more.)

Women, State, Culture in the Former Yugoslavia
(Kristina Mihalec's site includes a bibliography of print and online pieces and an extensive collection of related links. Includes a link to CROW, the first online zine for and about women in Croatia.)

WomenTechWorld
(WomenTechWorld describes itself as "the on-line home for women technicians to connect with one another. . . . Whether you are a Network Engineer, a Mechanic or a Sound Tech or a female student in a tech major, you'll want to visit WomenTechWorld.Org...." The site offers biographies of women in technology, an email list and a message board, e-mentoring, career information, and a set of annotated links to related sites. WomenTechWorld is run by the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science.)

Women: The Shadow Story of the Millennium
(A special multi-media issue of The New York Times' Sunday magazine [May 16, 1999] featuring interviews, articles, columns, graphics, photos, forums, and more concerning women's lives in the past, present, and future.)

WomensWallStreet
(Financial information focused on women's interests and needs. Includes discussions of issues such as investment, managing money, career planning, retirement, real estate, etc., stock information, news, tools, resources, columns, blogs, and forums.)

WomenWatch
("The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women." It provides information and data about women around the world and about the global agenda for improving the status of women.)

Women Who Wonder Whodunit
(Dany Byrne's site provides brief information about mystery and detective stories by and about women, especially by lesser-known writers. The site has a number of useful indexes: Author, Title, Character, and a host of subjects, such as Amateur Detectives, Lesbian Detectives, Policewomen, Reporters, PIs, DA's, and ME's, and more.)

Women Working, 1870-1930
(Prototype of Harvard University's Open Collections Program Women Working project. "This site will provide access to digitized books (over 2000), manuscripts (10,000 pages), and images (1,000) from the collections of Harvard University Libraries and Museums on the topic of women in the U.S. economy from 1870-1930." Intended primarily for teachers and students in colleges, universities, and high schools. "Conversion of historical sources to electronic form allows teachers to incorporate them into their course syllabi and lesson plans and thus expose students to the nature of primary sources, historical analysis and research, and the knowledge and insights that can be gained by exploring the past.")

Women Working with Media for Development and Democracy
(Part of the Devmedia site, which focuses on "participatory and community uses of media.")

Women Writers
(Paula Kirman hosts this About.com site, which offers extensive, frequently-updated information about women writers. The site has sections devoted to periods of English listerature, American literature, Canadian literature, and to subjects such as Fairy Tales, Feminist, Food, Humor, Journalism, Mystery, Poetry, Science, Sex and Erotica, and much more. The site also invites book reviews, essays, and other submissions from readers.)

Women Writers: A Zine
(A literary zine by and for women writers. This very interesting site includes original poetry and fiction, critical articles about women writers and literary issues, book reviews, interviews, a "webliography" of important works in women's studies, annotated links to related sites, and an email discussion list, WomenwritersZINE.)

Women Writers Project (Brown University)
(A project to recover and make available writings in English by women)

WOMYNLYNKS
(Formerly called Women to Worship, this useful page provides links to "sites lauding the lives and accomplishments of notable women in the fields of music, literature, television, activism, painting, and the performance arts.")

WON: Women on the Net
(Extensive, well-organized collection of online resources that address the interests and concerns of women, especially women of color. Note: the site's "main index" is several layers down.)

Working Women
(Part of the AFL-CIO union's site, this segment includes much useful information and statistics about women in the U.S. workforce. An extensive section discusses equal pay for equal work. Beware, though, of a page that claims to tell you how much money you've lost over your lifetime; the methodology is simplistic and not useful. Extensive links.)

World's Women Online
(Information about hundreds of female artists around the world. Includes both text and graphics.)

WOUGNET: Women of Uganda Network
(WOUGNET aims to promote the use of information and communication technologies [ICTs] for the better being of Ugandan women. The web site offers a rich array of online resources related to women in Uganda and in Africa more generally on such topics as agriculture, business, health, human rights, education, the environment, and more. The site also includes information about the WOUGNET email list.)

WOW/EM (Women on the Web/ElectronMedia)
(Kristine Burns' web site is "devoted to young women in high school and college who are interested in music and art . . . and who also like math, science, and computers." The site provides abundant information about electronic art, artists, hardware and software, career advice, where to seek training, women-focused music and art resources, links to relevant organizations, magazines, and email lists, and a lot more.)

WOWS: Worldwide Organization of Women's Studies
(WOWS is an international federation of women's studies associations. It was founded to promote and support feminist knowledge, critiques of knowledge, and practices and research that will improve the quality of women's lives.)

WSIS Gender Caucus
(The World Summit on the Information Society [WSIS] Gender Caucus, formed in Mali in 2002, is a group of women and men working "to ensure that gender equality and women's rights are integrated into WSIS and its outcome processes." The web site includes information about the Gender Caucus's core programme, press releases and other relevant news, a calendar of events, information about national and regional programmes, links to related sites, and more.)

WSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
(Excellent, comprehensive collection of links from the Association of College and Research Libraries; includes 16 topical sub-sections, each compiled by a librarian with expertise in that field.)

WWWomen
(Extensive links to women's resources, including a search engine)

WWW Women's Sports Page (Amy Lewis)
(Probably the most extensive, well-organized, issue-oriented women's sports site.)

XY Online
(XY is a profeminist website focused on "men, masculinities, and gender politics." It offers a forum for debate and discussion, a resource library, and a toolkit for activism. Among its resources are over 200 articles on issues such as domestic violence, building gender equality, and the relationships between masculinity, class, race, and sexuality.)

Yahoo Women's Studies links
(Highly organized collection of links. Includes a search engine. See also Yahoo's separate sections on Gender and on Sexuality.)

Zines
(Krista Scott-Dixon's extensively annotated listing of "grrlzines." Scott-Dixon wrote her master's paper on this topic.)

asterisk Zoey's Room - A Tech Know Community for Girls
("Zoey's room is an online community for girls ages 10-14, a place where girls can go to explore math, science and technology in a fun, safe and creative environment." Zoey's room offers an online collaborative community, a chance to communicate with Zoey in her chat room, Fab Female role model online chats, a place to showcase girls' creative work, and hands-on challenges that lead to big prizes such as digital cameras.)

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