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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT


The bewildering nature of electronic resources, overflowing with format changes, provider changes and vendor mergers, makes an objective assessment of these products difficult and challenging. This resource is intended to assist librarians with collection development responsibilities and interest in the area of women's and gender studies. It presents data on commercial databases available with updated information on scope, content, cost, etc. Available reviews of these products are also listed.

Citation Databases
Full-Text Databases & Digital Archives
Additional Electronic Resources


CITATION DATABASES


 

TITLE

ALTERNATIVE PRESS INDEX

GENDER STUDIES DATABASE

PUBLISHER

Alternative Press Center

National Information Services Corporation (NISC)

SCOPE

270,000+ citations.
Cites a variety of items from 456 alternative, radical, and left publications. Includes articles, editorials, essays, interviews, and reviews on many topics that relate to women's and gender studies. Coverage is international, but tends to focus on journals published in the US , UK , and Canada .

749,800 + citations.
C ombines NISC's Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. GSD covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Several thousand links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and documents on the Web are available. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources. Several hundred links provide access to carefully selected and important websites.

CONTENT INFO

Source List

Fact Sheet

DATES COVERED

1991-Present

1972 and earlier-Present

UPDATED

Quarterly

Quarterly

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)
Print or online access

Online Access
(IP Filtering, User ID/Password, and/or referer URL)

ONLINE ACCESS
PROVIDERS

OCLC

NISC's Biblioline or EBSCO Publishing

COST

$850 for online
$425 for print

Call for prices.

OTHER

The database and related AltPress Index Archive (1969-1990) will only be available through OCLC.

None

FOR MORE INFO

1-614-764-6000
1-800-848-5878 (US and Canada )
http://www.oclc.org/home/

NISC Publishing:
1-410-243-0797
sales@nisc.com
or EBSCO Publishing:
1-800-653-2726 (US, Canada )
information@epnet.com
http://www.epnet.com http://www.nisc.com/

 

 

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL

LEFT INDEX

PUBLISHER

National Information Services Corporation (NISC)

National Information Services Corporation (NISC)

SCOPE

588,200+ citations
Combines 10 different women's studies databases. Primarily scholarly with some popular items. Items include books, journal and magazine articles, and book reviews related to women's studies. Coverage is international, but tends to focus on journals published in the US , UK , and Canada .

The Left Index is a complete guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Other topics covered include the labor movement, ecology & environment, women's rights, race & ethnicity, social & cultural theory, sociology, art & aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law and globalization. Coverage includes more than 225,400 citations and abstracts (with some full text) and spans from 1982 and earlier to present. Historically significant early Left publications such as The People (est. NY 1891) and The Class Struggle (1931 - 1937) along with classic texts by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels and others, written in the formative years of the Left are also covered.

CONTENT INFO

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

DATES COVERED

1972 and earlier-Present

1982 and earlier to Present

UPDATED

This database is updated Monthly on BiblioLine and Quarterly on CD.

Quarterly

FORMATS

Online Access
(IP Filtering, User ID/Password, and or referer URL)
CD-ROM

Online Access: (IP Filtering, User ID/Password, and or referer URL)

ONLINE ACCESS
PROVIDERS

NISC Biblioline, Ebsco Publishing

NISC (BiblioLine), EBSCO Publishing (EbscoHost)

COST

Contact NISC or EBSCO Publishing for pricing and subscription terms & conditions.

Contact NISC or EBSCO Publishing for pricing and subscription

terms & conditions

OTHER

Brings together 10 different women's studies databases.

 

FOR MORE INFO

NISC Publishing:
1-410-243-0797
sales@nisc.com
Web Site: http://www.nisc.com

or EBSCO Publishing:
1-800-653-2726 (US, Canada information@epnet.com
http://www.epnet.com

NISC:
Phone: +1 410 243 0797
Email: sales@nisc.com
Web Site: http://www.nisc.com/

EBSCO Publishing:
Phone: U.S. & Canada : 800-653-2726
International: 978-356-6500
Email: information@epnet.com
Web Site: http://www.epnet.com/  

 

Past Reviews:

Gender Studies Database
Golderman, Gail and Bruce Connolly. 2004. We're Here, We're Queer. Library Journal.

Sexual Diversity Studies
Ridinger, R.B.M. 2003. Choice 40(8).

Women's Studies International (formerly Women's Resources International)
Dickstein, Ruth, Marcia Evans and Lisa German. 1998. From Zero to Four. The Serials Librarian 35(1-2): 59-84.
Shult, Linda and Phyllis Holman Weisbard. 1997. From the Editors. Feminist Collections 18(3): ii.
Weisbard, Phyllis Holman. 1996. CD-Rom Indexes. Feminist Collections 14(3-4): 3-4.

Women's Studies on Disc
Dickstein, Ruth, Marcia Evans and Lisa German. 1998. From Zero to Four. The Serials Librarian 35(1-2): 59-84.
Shult, Linda and Phyllis Holman Weisbard. 1997. From the Editors. Feminist Collections 18(3): ii.
Weisbard, Phyllis Holman. 1996. CD-Rom Indexes. Feminist Collections 14(3-4): 3-4.

Left Index
Earlham, Nancy. 2003. Left Index. Choice .
Green, Stephen. 2003. Left Index. The Charleston Advisor . 4 (4): 14-15.

 

Forthcoming Full-Text Databases:

Perdita Manuscripts I: Women Writers, 1500-1700
Produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University , this resource will link detailed catalogue descriptions with complete digital facsimiles of the original manuscripts of early female British writers. Manuscripts will include such varied genres as poetry, religions writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes and accounts. Also to be included are contextual essays from academics in the field in addition to biographical and bibliographical resources. Expected release date is 2008. For additional information see the Adam Matthew Digital website .

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Containing more than 80 volumes of poetry by Irish women writing in the period between 1768 and 1842, this resource documents the works of approximately 50 women poets with associated biographical essays and a bibliography of the primary works of the authors. Poets such as Henrietta Battier, I. S. Anna Liddiard, Adelaide O'Keeffe, Elizabeth Ryves, and Melesina Trench are included. In addition, criticism, reviews and links to related Web resources are provided as well as selected secondary critical essays and reviews by major scholars in the field. Available Fall 2007. Pricing: One-time purchase prices is $2,195. Annual subscriptions range from $250 to $425 based on FTE and library budget. For additional information see the Alexander Press website.

 


FULL-TEXT DATABASES & DIGITAL ARCHIVES


 

TITLE

BRITISH AND IRISH WOMEN'S LETTERS AND DIARIES

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S ISSUES (CWI)

PUBLISHER

Alexander Street Press

Gale Group

SCOPE

100,000 pages of letters and diaries from women of all walks of life, from Queen Victoria to maids and housewives. Published and unpublished primary source material. facsimile images of 4,000 of previously unpublished manuscripts. Covering the period 1500 through WW II. Includes biographical and bibliographic information. Includes Oxford University Press materials related to women writers. Also, newly licensed materials from the Imperial War Museum (UK).

2,342 titles, (2309 full-text), a mix of popular and scholarly items. They include journal and magazine articles, book reviews, pamphlets, newsletters, research reports from women's organizations, and government documents related to women. Coverage is international, but focuses on English language materials.

CONTENT INFO

Author list available at Alexander Press website or email
sales@alexanderstreet.com

Source List

DATES COVERED

1500-1950s

1992-Present

UPDATED

The database is complete.

Weekly

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering).
Libraries purchasing perpetual rights receive a free SGML archival copy of the database and all libraries (including subscribers) receive f ree MARC records.

Online Access (IP filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Alexander Street Press

Gale Group
OCLC Firstsearch

COST

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $11,250-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts are very large. Annual subscriptions range from $788 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

Online Access:
Single User price begins at $1,593 -$7,082 for unlimited usage annually. Based on FTE.

OTHER

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

Focuses on ephemera that might not be available in a typical academic or public library.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-889-5937
http://www.alexanderstreetpress
.com

1-800-877-4253
http://www.galegroup.com

 

TITLE

DEFINING GENDER,
1450-1910

EARLY ENGLISH BOOKS ONLINE TOPICAL COLLECTION: WOMEN'S STUDIES

PUBLISHER

Adam Matthew Digital Ltd

ProQuest

SCOPE

Over 60,000 images of original documents (both manuscripts and printed sources) with introductory essays in 5 sections (Sections I-IV have been released):
I. Conduct and Politeness.
II. Domesticity and the Family. III. Consumption and Leisure.
IV. Education and Sensibility.
V. The Body. (To be published late 2007) Intended to promote the use of primary documents in research and teaching.

Must subscribe to entire Early English Books Online to access. The women's studies content contains digitized images of more than 6,500 publications of works by and about women. Among the topics covered are obstetrics, midwifery, marriage, motherhood, etiquette, rape and prostitution, and witches and witchcraft.

CONTENT INFO

There will be full source lists for each Section.

N/A

DATES COVERED

1450-1910

1473-1700

UPDATED

 

Annually

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering).
DVDs as archival back up.

Online Access
(IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Adam Matthew Digital Ltd

ProQuest

COST

One time payment of $25,000.

Pricing starts at:
Subscription: $ 3,960-15,803 Perpetual Access:
$ 32,920-$131,670 +online access fee.

OTHER

No annual maintenance fees. Unlimited users.

Discounts available for libraries that already own 50% or more of Early English Books in microfilm.

FOR MORE INFO

+44 (1672) 511921
info@amdigital.co.uk
www.amdigital.co.uk

1-800-521-0600 x 3781
http://www.il.proquest.com

 

TITLE

GENDERWATCH

GERRITSEN COLLECTION

PUBLISHER

ProQuest

ProQuest

SCOPE

Over 100,000 full-text articles from a mix of popular and scholarly publications, including journals, magazines, regional publications, newsletters, special reports, and conference proceedings. Coverage is international, but focuses on English language materials. More than 200 academic, grey, & popular titles represented, with full-text for all except for 13 Haworth titles that have abstracts only.

2 million full-text items and more than 4,700 publications.. Primary source materials from the Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen collection. Items include books, periodicals, pamphlets and images related to history, feminism, the women's movement and women's rights. Coverage is international and includes materials in 15 languages. Marc records scheduled for release in 2005.

CONTENT INFO

Source List

Source List

DATES COVERED

1978-Present, but some article coverage goes back to 1970

1543-1945

UPDATED

Quarterly; most publications quarterly

Weekly

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

ProQuest

ProQuest

COST

Subscription:
$1,190-$6,530
*Call for an accurate quote.

Subscription - $2,520-$10,120 Purchase and access $21,120-$84,430 + access fee.
Call for an accurate quote.

OTHER

Discounts offered to those that subscribe to more than one of the ProQuest databases.

A 50% discount offered to libraries that already own the Gerritsen Collection in microform.
Can purchase the English Language or Non-English Language subset only.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-521-0600 x3781
http://www.il.proquest.com

1-800-521-0600 x3781
www.bellhowell.infolearning.com
/division/

 

TITLE

GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK

LEXIS-NEXIS: PRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY

PUBLISHER

Accessible Archives, Inc

Lexis-Nexis

SCOPE

Full-text and keyword searchable, this database includes articles, biographical sketches, fashion plates, and illustrations of this magazine "designed specifically to attract the growing audience of American women." The periodical influenced on manners, morals, fashion and taste, food and the home and was intended to inform and educate the women readers. The five parts contain over 50,000 pages and include over 20,000 plates and illustrations.

Nearly 6,100 documents and 43,000 pages of full-text. By Dec. 2004, approx. 6,130 documents and 45,500 pages. Items include federal and state laws, federal and state cases, popular and scholarly articles, reference materials, biographies, autobiographies, speeches, photographs and images, manuscripts, and government documents. Intended to promote the use of primary sources in research and teaching in women and gender studies. Coverage focuses on the United States .

CONTENT INFO

 

N/A

DATES COVERED

1830-1880

1809-Present

UPDATED

Several times a year. Additional 5,000 pages and 3,000 images per year.

Semi-annually

FORMATS

Online Access

Online Access
(IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Accessible Archives, Inc.

Lexis-Nexis

COST

Permanent Online Access:
Book Folios I-IV, is $3,000 per site. Book Folio V and VI are $1,750 per site.
Annual maintenance fee for permanent access ranges from $300 to $400.

Online Access:
Online access begins at $1,860 annually as a direct subscriber and is based on FTE. Consortium pricing is approximately $.33 per FTE.

OTHER

Plans to complete the entire Godey's Lady's Book which runs to around 1900.

Special pricing for consortia available.

FOR MORE INFO

1-610-296-7441
http://www.accessible.com

1-800-638-8380
http://www.lexisnexis.com
/academic/1univ/hist/ws/default.asp

 

TITLE

NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN'S LETTERS
AND DIARIES

SCOTTISH WOMEN POETS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA

PUBLISHER

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press

SCOPE

150,000 pages of full-text items
published and unpublished primary source material. Items include women's letters and diaries drawn from more than 1,500 sources that reflect different age groups, life stages, classes, ethnicities, and regions. Coverage focuses on the United States and Canada , but also includes many immigrants' perspectives.

65 volumes by 50 women poets.

CONTENT INFO

Email sales@alexanderstreet.com
for Source List.

Author's list available at Alexander Press website or email sales@alexanderstreet.com

DATES COVERED

Colonial Times to 1950

Between 1789 and 1832

UPDATED

The database is complete.

The database is complete.

FORMATS

Online Access
(IP Filtering) (Archival copy on CD)
.

Online Access
(IP Filtering)

Libraries purchasing perpetual rights receive a free SGML archival copy of the database and free MARC records.

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press

COST

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $11,250-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts are very large. Annual subscriptions range from $788 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range is $1,995. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $236 to $419 based on library's material budget and FTE.

OTHER

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

 

TITLE

WOMEN IN AMERICA

WOMEN WRITERS PROJECT

PUBLISHER

Gale Group

Brown University

SCOPE

CD: 316 textual historical primary sources; 454 still images; 14 audio clips. Online: 307 textual primary sources; 360 still images, 14 audio clips. Part of American Journey Series, primary source materials include articles, letters, speeches, photographs, works of art and audio clips that relate to women's history. Coverage focuses on the United States .

200+ full text items
Published primary source materials. Includes works of Aphra Behn, Margaret Cavendish, Elizabeth I, Margaret Fell, and Katharine Parr on topics related to women and women's studies. Coverage focuses on English language materials from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period. Texts by Frances Brooke, Hannah Kilham, Rachel Prescott, Margaret Cavendish, Ann Judson, Hannah Adams, Jarena Lee, Phyllis Wheatley, Anne Bullard, and many others.

CONTENT INFO

N/A

Source List

DATES COVERED

1650s- 1990s

1400-1850

UPDATED

Not updated

New texts added each year

FORMATS

Available only through subscription to History Resource Center

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Gale Group

Brown University

COST

Call for pricing of History Resource Center

Online Access:
$110 - $1,650 annually

OTHER

 

Special pricing available for consortia, public schools and public libraries. 30% discount for three-year licenses.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-877-4253
http://www.galegroup.com

1-401-863-3619
http://www.wwp.brown.edu

 

TITLE

Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600 to Present: BASIC Edition

Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600 to Present: Scholar's Edition

PUBLISHER

Alexander Press

Alexander Press

SCOPE

Originally created by historians Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar at SUNY Binghamton Includes 80 document projects with 40,000 pages of primary documents, in addition to book and website reviews. Full-text of plays written from the Colonial Times to the present by more than 100 women from the US and Canada . 1,200 appear in no other Alexander Press drama collection; 1,000 are in copyright & licensed from the authors or their estates; & 450 are published nowhere else in but in North American Women's Drama. Also included are reference materials, important ancillary information, and a performance database as well as Alexander Street Semantic Indexing.

Includes everything from the Basic Edition plus 80,000 additional pages of previously inaccessible data and statistics from the publications of local and state commissions on women since 1963 and from in-copyright reference texts.

CONTENT INFO

Author list available at Alexander Press website or email sales@alexanderstreet.com

Author list available at Alexander Press website or email sales@alexanderstreet.com

DATES COVERED

1600 to present

1600 to present

UPDATED

Scheduled completion December 2008

Continually

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press

COST

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $6,250-$25,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $500 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $12,500-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $436 to $3,095 based on library's material budget and FTE.

OTHER

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

TITLE

EVERYDAY LIFE AND WOMEN IN AMERICA

WOMEN IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

PUBLISHER

Adam Matthew Digital Ltd

Adam Matthew Digital Ltd

SCOPE

100,000 images sourced from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture , Duke University and the New York Public Library . Fully-searchable access to monographs, hard-to-find periodicals, pamphlets and broadsides, addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home life, health, and popular pastimes.

Created as a Finding Aid to the Women's Studies Resource in the National Archives. Original documents on the suffrage question in Britain , the Empire, and Colonial Territories with over 5,000 images. Topics include prisoners, women's organizations, maternity & childcare, employment, and women's rights and status.

CONTENT INFO

Source

DATES COVERED

1800-1920

Colonial-2000

UPDATED

 

 

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Adam Matthew Digital Ltd

Adam Matthew Digital Ltd

COST

One-time payment cost of $62,000.

One-time payment cost of $6,500.

OTHER

No annual maintenance fees. Unlimited users.

No annual maintenance fees. Unlimited users.

FOR MORE INFO

Email:  info@amdigital.co.uk
Phone: 44 (0)1672 511921
http://www.amdigital.co.uk/

Email:  info@amdigital.co.uk
Phone: 44 (0)1672 511921 http://www.amdigital.co.uk/

TITLE

LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS

PUBLICATIONS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

PUBLISHER

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press

SCOPE


100,000 pages of literary works, letters, memoirs, and essays in their original language from 20 Latin American countries. Topics include family, identity, race and other subjects. Writers from the 17 th Century through present include Victoria Ocampo and Isabel Allende among many others.

 

75,000 pages of primary materials documenting the rights of women. Includes full text of all historical commission reports from every state. Formats range from data and statistics to personal testimony, chronologies, milestones, biographies, laws and legal challenges, training instruction, and self-help guides. Supports research in such areas as history, sociology, psychology, and related areas.

CONTENT INFO

Source

Source

DATES COVERED

17 th Century to today

1960 to present

UPDATED

14,300 pages as of June 2006; quarterly updates until complete.

20,000 as of July 2006; quarterly updates until complete.

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Alexander Press

Alexander Press

COST

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $11,250-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $788 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $6,250-$25,000.

Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $354 to $2,095 based on library's material budget and FTE.

OTHER

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

TITLE

BLACK WOMEN WRITERS

NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN'S DRAMA

PUBLISHER

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press

SCOPE

100, 000 pages of literature and essays written by black women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Coverage is 18 th century through current. Subjects include slave narratives, women's rights, black feminism, the Harlem Renaissance, and other topics. Writers document how various historical, economic, and political conditions affect women, how they respond to slavery and colonialism and the roles of women as intellectuals, nation builders and influencers of society as a whole as well as the broad topic of feminism. Writers range from Zora Neale Hurston and Phillis Wheatley to Edwidge Danticat and others. More than 20 African countries will be represented

Full-text of 1,500 plays written from the Colonial Times to the present by more than 100 women from the US and Canada . 1,200 appear in no other Alexander Press drama collection; 1,000 are in copyright & licensed from the authors or their estates; & 450 are published nowhere else in but in North American Women's Drama. Also included are reference materials, important ancillary information, and a performance database as well as Alexander Street Semantic Indexing.

CONTENT INFO

 

 

DATES COVERED

18 th Century through present

1800s to present

UPDATED

19,000 pages currently. 37,000 pages by the end of August; 60,000 pages by the end of December 2007.

Scheduled completion July 2007

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Alexander Press

Alexander Press

COST

2 payment options: one-time purchase or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $12,500-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $788 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

2 payment options: one-time purchases or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $11,250-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $788 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

OTHER

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

TITLE

MANUSCRIPT WOMEN"S LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, 1750-1950

 

PUBLISHER

Alexander Street Press

 

SCOPE

100, 000 pages of the personal writings of the women of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, extensively indexed and online for the first time. The letters and diaries reveal, in each woman's own hand, the details of the authors' daily lives, their activities and concerns, and their attitudes towards the people and world around them. The collection is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester , Massachusetts .

 

CONTENT INFO

Author list available at Alexander Press website or email sales@alexanderstreet.com

 

DATES COVERED

1750-1950

 

UPDATED

Continually

 

FORMATS

Online Access (IP Filtering or User ID/Password)

 

ONLINE ACCESS PROVIDERS

Alexander Street Press

 

COST

2 payment options: one-time purchase or annual subscription.
One-time purchase prices range from $11,250-$50,000. Consortium and/or FTE discounts. Annual subscriptions range from $788 to $4,195 based on library's material budget and FTE.

 

OTHER

Substantial discounts are available for groups and consortia, or for individual institutions purchasing more than one product.

 

FOR MORE INFO

1-800-889-5937
www.alexanderstreetpress.com

 

Past Reviews:

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI)
Duval, Beverly K. 1998. RDS Business Reference Suite: Special Emphasis on TableBase and Contemporary Women's Issues. Library Software Review 17(4): 277-86.
Dickstein, Ruth, Marcia Evans and Lisa German. 1998. From Zero to Four. The Serials Librarian 35(1-2): 59-84.
Jasco, Peter. 1997. Peter's Picks & Pans. Database 20(12): 73-76.
Kushigian, Nancy. 1997. Researching Women's Lives and Issues. Database 20(12): 18-26.
Millard, Donna. 1998. Contemporary Women's Issues. Electronic Resources Review 2(6): 60-73.
O'Leary, Mick. 1997. Contemporary Women's Issues Fills Niche. Information Today 17(7).
Shult, Linda and Phyllis Holman Weisbard. 1997. From the Editors. Feminist Collections 18(3): ii.
Stafford , B. 1997. Contemporary Women's Issues. Choice 34: 1482.

GenderWatch (Formerly Women 'R')
Oka , Christine. 1999. Database & Disc Reviews. Library Journal 124(18): 134.
Burg, Barbara and Amy Kautzman. 1998. It's a Woman's World--Virtually. Searcher 6(3): 56-59.
Dickstein, Ruth, Marcia Evans and Lisa German. 1998. From Zero to Four. The Serials Librarian 35(1-2): 59-84.
Kushigian, Nancy. 1997. Researching Women's Lives and Issues. Database 20(12): 18-26.Shult, Linda and Phyllis Holman Weisbard. 1997. From the Editors. Feminist Collections 18(3): ii.

Gerritsen Collection
Palmer, Susan Szasz. 2001. The Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online. Library Journal 126(7): 144-146.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial Times to 1950
Rhind-Tutt, Stephen. Different Direction for Electronic Publishers: How Indexing Can Increase Functionality. 2001. Technicalities 21(3):13-15.

 

ADDITIONAL ELECTRONIC RESOURCES


American Women's History Online
This online database features biographies, historical and topical subject entries, speeches and other documents, maps and charts, photographs, and timelines that cover the broad spectrum of American women's history. It is undated semiannually and covers topics ranging from abortion and reproductive rights, lesbian and gay studies, women suffrage and voting rights and women's liberation movement. Pricing ranges from $640 - $3,200 per year depending on FTE. For additional product and contact information see Facts on File website.

Men's Studies Database
With 47,300 citations and abstracts, this content can be accessed only through subscription to the Gender Studies database. The content complements NISC's databases Women's Studies International and Sexual Diversity Studies. Multidisciplinary coverage includes empirical and theoretical research encompassing the issues of men's identity and experience. It covers periodicals (250 core and hundreds others), books, book chapters, conference proceedings, dissertations, grey literature, Internet websites and electronic documents from 1990-present. For additional information, see the NISC website.

Studies of Women and Gender Abstracts
If your library already subscribes to the print edition of Studies of Women and Gender Abstracts, you can obtain online access to the volumes published from 1995 to the present. There is no additional cost to the subscriber. Contact Taylor & Francis for further information. Online access must be arranged via Ingenta Select . Thank you to Mary Nofsinger at WSU for this information.

Women Go Global
This CD-ROM is available from United Nations Publications. It covers the events that have been shaping the international agenda for women's equality. It offers extensive coverage of the four UN women's conferences, the parallel non-governmental forums, and the 23rd special session of the General Assembly. It discusses the important role of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and includes important documents from the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Also has links to key website as well as archives on women's history and the profiles of more than 200 key persons in the global effort. For additional content and sales information see the United Nations Publications website.

Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (WISTAT)
WISTAT CD-ROM is available from United Nations Publications. It is a comprehensive and authoritative compilation of international statistics on gender, population and social development for 206 countries and areas of the world up through 1999. Version 4 presents 76 tables, mainly covering the period 1970-1997, on nine subject areas including population; education; households, marital status and fertility; reproductive health and reproductive rights; and violence. For additional content and sales information see the United Nations Publications website.

Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Women's Studies Encyclopedia, now online, is available from Greenwood . The revised and expanded edition has over 700 alphabetical listed entries with analysis of women and society throughout history and around the world. Cost ranges from $700 to $2,500 based on FTE. For additional information see the Greenwood website.

Note: Many full-text electronic journal collections offer access to Women's Studies journals as part of their overall package. For Example, Proquest offers access to the Sage publications.


Kristi L. Palmer
IUPUI University Library
Email: klpalmer@iupui.edu

Content last updated on 07/17/2007

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