Women are absent from most standard encyclopedias in academic libraries such as the Europa World Year Book or the States’ Man Yearbook. To provide excellent service to our Gender and Women’s Studies scholars, librarians need to provide alternative sources of country information. Below are directories, country studies, and a listing of some significant websites with authoritative, timely, and substantial information about women around the world.
Some of the resources scoured to find these included the LibGuide: https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/wgss280, the University of Wisconsin’s Women’s Knowledge Digital Library. In addition, intentional searching for websites and 30 years’ experience helping GWS scholars contributed to familiarity with the resources. To search them together, visit https://libguides.mnsu.edu/c.php?g=833649&p=5952964 which would allow the user to find, by country or by topic, a number of research reports, from the distance women walk to get potable water to the number of women in office. Information about the organization is lifted directly from that organization’s own description.
Clink, K. (2018, July 20). The World of Women: Resources. Poster presented at the 2018 Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, Boston, MA.
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