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Women's Rights Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Definition of women's rights: socioeconomic, political, and legal rights for women, equal to those of men. Library resources supplement The Women's Center@TCC. Also see our subject guide on Women's Studies.

Call numbers areas to browse: HQ1236- HQ1236.6 (You can go to the shelves in this area and browse for topic ideas)
Keywords to search: civil rights, advocacy, gender, activists, suffrage, rights, politics, human rights, protest, feminism, sex role, sexism, discrimination, revolutionaries, reform, social reformers
Subject headings (Library of Congress):
Women’s Rights
African American Women
African American Women Civil Rights Workers
African American Women Educator
African American Women Political Activist
African American Women Social Reformers
Civil rights workers
Human Rights Advocacy
Human Rights Workers
Minorities – Civil Rights
Women – Economic Conditions
Women – Social Conditions
Women – Suffrage
Women and Peace
Women and Socialism
Women Civil Rights Workers
Women in Combat
Women in Politics
Women in Public Life
Women Revolutionaries
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.

Books in our catalog:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
A companion to American Women’s History
. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.
Contributions of Black Women to America. Columbia, S.C.: Kenday Press, 1982.
Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.
Women’s Rights. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2002.
Women's Rights: A Global View. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Arneil, Barbara. Politics & Feminism. Oxford, UK: Malden
Cole, Johnnetta B. Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities. New York: One World, 2003
Cornell, Drucilla. At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism, Sex and Equality. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.
Epstein, Cynthia Fuchs. The Other Half; Roads to Women's Equality. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971
Felder, Deborah G. A Century of Women: The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-Century Women’s History. Secaucus. NJ: Carol Pub. Group, 1999.
Olson, Lynne. Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970.New York: Scribner, 2001.
Wetzel, Janice Wood. The World of Women: In pursuit of Human Rights. New York: New York University Press, 1993.

Library Resources:
Biography Reference Bank
CIAO Columbia International Affairs
Contemporary Women’s Issues
Ethnic NewsWatch
OmniFile Full Text Select
U.S. History in Context
Women and Social Movements
World History in Context


Institute for Women's Policy Research is a scientific research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.

Living the Legacy: The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 Sponsored by the National Women’s Project.

From Google directories a list of websites under each section.
Women’s Rights | Feminism | Issues | | Politics | History | Advocacy