Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March is Women's History Month

National Archives "Woman Suffrage Collection"
This year the National Women's History Project is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. 

You too can celebrate by using your library card to log in to some of the library's online encyclopedias and reference resources to learn more about contributions of women to events throughout history as well as today's society.

Recommended premium databases include:

  • Biography in Context- Be sure to check out the Notable Women section
  • eLibrary - Click on Topics and then History; History: Special Subjects has a Women's History collection
  • Britannica Library - Use your library card to log in and view biographies in the Children's, Young Adult and/or Reference Center sections
  • World Book Kids - Check out the Important People search, which allows you to narrow down inventors, etc., by male or female
  • Women in History - Access journal articles specific to events, people and places in women's history
  • NewsBank’s Special Reports - News articles, maps, images and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes, including March's theme, Women’s History

Free, online exhibits and resources for students:

Web sites especially for teachers and parents:

Test your knowledge:

~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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