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American Women Through Time

is  "a timeline that links specific events with relevant online sources, such as diaries and letters, photograph collections, and lectures by historians."

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This chronology is part of the MTSU site on women's history.
Sexbiblio: Bibliography of the History of Western Sexuality

Bibliography of sources on the history of sexuality in Europe and the U.S., 1700-2004.

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Talking History

This oral history and history lecture collection from the University at Albany, SUNY is keyword searchable.

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You can start with a keyword search in the catalog, but be sure to look at the subject headings for books and videos that are relevant to your topic. Then search those headings.  This is a list of potentially useful headings:

  • Sex customs -- United States -- History
  • Sex instruction -- United States -- History
  • Sex role -- United States -- History Sexology -- United States
  • Sexual ethics -- United States -- History

Some narrower terms include (add United States -- History to limit results):

  • Abortion
  • Birth control
  • Childbirth
  • Contraception
  • Free love
  • Homosexuality
  • Interracial marriage
  • Midwifery
  • Midwives
  • Miscegenation
  • Prostitution
  • Reproductive rights

Some more general terms may also yield useful sources:

  • [Classes of persons] -- Sexual behavior
  • Femininity
  • Feminism
  • Girls
  • Masculinity
  • Teenage girls
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- [time period]
  • Women -- Legal status-- United States

Recommended Article Databases

These databases also contain other secondary sources, such as theses, conference proceedings, book chapters, and more.

America: History & Life

America: History & Life provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years.

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JSTOR

Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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PsycINFO

This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.

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Indexes the psychology literature back to 1870s.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Full text of letters and diaries. The collection includes bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. It lists over 7,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources.

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Searchable and browsable in a variety of ways, including life event.
Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982

Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.This resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

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Indexes popular magazines 1890-1984.
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, family studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, law, music, performing arts, theatre and much more.

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Indexes scholarly periodicals, 1901-1984.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender

The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis.

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includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.
American Memory Project

Includes images & video from American history, from 1400-present.

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A digital collection from the Library of Congress. There is a topic section for Women's History. Other sections may also have useful material related to women, such as Advertising, African American History, Immigration, Literature, etc.
Discovering American Women's History Online

This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.

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This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.
Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

Manifestos, speeches, essays, and other materials documenting various aspects of the Women's Movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Manifestos, speeches, essays, and other materials documenting various aspects of the women's movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.
American Women Through Time

is  "a timeline that links specific events with relevant online sources, such as diaries and letters, photograph collections, and lectures by historians."

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Sexbiblio: Bibliography of the History of Western Sexuality

Bibliography of sources on the history of sexuality in Europe and the U.S., 1700-2004.

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Margaret Sanger Papers Project

Website for a historical editing project formed to locate, arrange, edit, and publish the papers of this noted birth control pioneer.

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Government Resources

HeinOnline

Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S.

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contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals, as well as many useful resources for criminology and public &international affairs.
Use the legal section for court decisions and statutes.
Searching Beyond Randall Library

is a guide to searching beyond Randall Library for hard-to-find items.

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