This site, maintained by the ACRL Women & Gender Studies
Section Collections Committee, provides links to helpful collection development resources for women and gender studies librarians.
Collection Building and Assessment
The following sites are developed and/or maintained by the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Collection Development and Bibliography Committee.
and Notable Titles
A collection of links to Web sites that describe award winning books
in women and gender studies or provide lists of titles that are in other ways
Checklist to Evaluate Women and Gender Studies Collections
A guide to elements that are important when evaluating a collection's strengths and weaknesses.
Development in Women and Gender Studies: A Bibliography
Collection Development Policies
A brief bibliography of materials relating to issues of women and gender studies
collection development. Topics include collection assessment, the history
of women and gender studies serials, women and gender studies in the Library of Congress
classification, and information access. Most works focus on women and gender
studies librarianship within the United States.
A collection of links to academic and research libraries collection development policies for
women and gender available on the Web.
Core List of Journals in Women and Gender Studies
Maintained by the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section’s Collection Development and Bibliography Committee, this annotated list includes selected titles which "...provide a foundation for study and research from a feminist perspective." The list provides a brief description of each journal, as well as bibliographic and indexing information. Titles are suitable for academic library collections.
Electronic Resources Information
Provides details about availability, scope, format, cost, and function of numerous women and gender studies journal databases and other electronic resources. Includes relevant links and citations for published reviews.
Film & Video
Offers resources to aid in the purchase and evaluation of films and
with Women and Gender Studies Scholarship
Presents resources useful for tracking topics women and gender studies scholars
are discussing, recent publications, and current events in the field,
Links to important sources for reviews (some full-text and some only
excerpts) of women and gender studies books, with links to a few general-purpose
book review Web sites.
Women and Gender
Most of the publishers listed here are small, independent presses publishing women’s work or titles in women and gender studies. They are arranged alphabetically by publisher name with contact information and web addresses provided when available.
Other WGSS Sites
The following sites, developed and maintained by other Women & Gender Studies Section committees, are also useful for collection development.
Studies Core Books
Developed and maintained by members of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Women & Gender Studies Section, this Web resource is a database of core book titles covering more than forty subject areas (such as, among others, feminist theory, lesbian studies, and transnational feminism). This resource is updated annually.
Provides selected links to women and gender studies Web pages in a variety of subject areas.
About this Page
Sections of this Web site were created and are maintained by members
of the Collection Development Committee of the Women & Gender Studies Section
of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
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