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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
Women of Consequence in 19th century U.S. History
This research guide has been assembled to give you easy access to the best possible information on the lives and works of significant women in 19th century America.
Start your research HERE with Reference Sources
The print and electronic Reference Sources below will provide overviews of your individual's life and work:
Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Read several to build a more complete picture of your notable woman.
Reference Books / eBooks
Please remember: Print Reference books are for use in the library only.
And Her Words!
The Quotable Woman
Call Number: Ref PN6081.5 .Q65 2011
The Quotable Woman gathers nearly 20,000 great quotations from more than 5,000 women throughout history, beginning with Eve and continuing to the present day.
The following DATABASES also provide reliable information produced by scholars and experts. Additionally, you may use images from the databases in your presentation.
Overview essays, biographies, primary sources, videos and slideshows, images, timelines, and maps and graphs in African-American history. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
American National Biography
Over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history written by prominent scholars, supplemented by thousands of illustrations and cross references both within the database and to other select websites.
Gale in Context: Biography
More than 650,000 biographies from Gale's vast reference collection as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Gale in Context: U.S. History
Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
Includes the complete content of a number of print reference sets, including Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000
Thousands of primary source documents and other resources in American women's history. Click on Browse Persons and search for your individual for items relating to her.
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