E-Sources on Women & Gender

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Our website (http://womenst.library.wisc.edu/) includes recent editions of this column and links to complete back issues of Feminist Collections, plus many bibliographies, a database of women-focused videos, and links to hundreds of other websites by topic.

Information about electronic journals and magazines, particularly those with numbered or dated issues posted on a regular schedule, is included in our "Periodical Notes" column.


Photographer Donna Ferrato has taken on domestic violence with her camera for many years. In the 1980s she even rode along with police responding to 911 calls, and captured what would become a famous picture of a young boy angrily confronting his violent father as the police arrested the man. See Ferrato's work and learn about her current traveling exhibition, "Living with the Enemy," at ABUSE AWARE, http://www.abuseaware.com, the website of Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA), a non-profit domestic violence organization.


CONTRIBUTIONS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY WOMEN TO PHYSICS, at http://cwp.library.ucla.edu, is a tribute to eighty-three women who made important contributions in the field of physics from 1900 through 1975. Featured physicists include Rosalind Franklin, Helen R. Quinn, Hertha Sponer, Sau Lan Wu, Sulamith Goldhaber (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1951), Noemie Benczer Koller, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

GENDER EVALUATION METHODOLOGY (GEM) "provides a means for determining whether ICTs [Information and Communication Technologies] are really improving women's lives and gender relations as well as promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader social levels." Learn about GEM at http://www.apcwomen.org/gem, on the website of the Association for Progressive Communication's Women's Network Support Programme (APC WNSP).

The GENDER, INSTITUTIONS, AND DEVELOPMENT DATA BASE (GID-DB) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development "represents a new tool for researchers and policy makers to determine and analyse obstacles to women's economic development. It covers a total of 161 countries and comprises an array of 60 indicators on gender discrimination." Get access to the database and its documentation at http://www.oecd.org/document/16/0,3343,en_2649_33935_39323280_1_1_1_1,00.html.

The International Food Policy Research Institute's GENDER TOOL BOX (http://www.ifpri.org/themes/gender/gendertools.asp) includes databases, reports, a wiki, and other materials "to assist researchers with applying a gender analysis to their work."

Northeastern University's Public Media Foundation offers SCRIBBLING WOMEN, http://www.scribblingwomen.org/home.html, an online resource that "dramatizes stories by American women writers for national radio broadcast. …