Easter Weekend Hours

The Library’s hours for Easter weekend are:

Good Friday, April 2: CLOSED

Saturday, April 3: 8:00am – 12:00midnight

Easter Sunday, April 4: CLOSED

Have a happy Easter.


WebFeat Federated Search Discontinued

On Wednesday, March 31, the Library will no longer have access to the WebFeat Federated Searching tool. Federated searching allows users to search more than one, or all, of the Library’s databases at one time. We are looking at alternative federated searching products.

It is still possible to search multiple databases from the same vendor. For example, you may search several EBSCO databases at once. In the A-Z List of Databases, click on EBSCOHost Databases.  Then choose which databases you’d like to search, as seen in the image below, and click continue.

You can also search all Wilson databases by accessing the OmniFile from the A-Z List of Databases, and checking the boxes next to the databases you need.

If you have questions about which databases are appropriate for your topic, just ask a librarian.

March is Women’s History Month

Rosie the RiveterCelebrate Women’s History with the Crown Library

The first Women’s History Month was celebrated in 1978 in California and has since become an international event (Encyclopædia Britannica Online “Women’s History Month”).  Join the library in celebration by looking through the recommended websites and books below.  All of the books are available in the book display on the first floor of the Crown Library.

Explore more in-depth information about some of the featured resources with the Women’s History Month Research Guide.


American women: a gateway to Library of Congress resources for the study of women’s history and culture in the United States.

his is not merely a presentation of digital materials, but a gateway to doing research on the history of women in the US. Based on the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History… (CH, Sep’02), the Web site expands that content and offers information on doing on-site research at the Library of Congress.

–CHOICE, May 2004

American Women through Time.

This useful Internet resource, free to the public on Middle Tennessee State University’s Internet server, is divided into four main components: Beginnings, 19th Century, 20th Century, and Other Timelines. The Beginnings section comprises three chapters: Prehistory to 1599, 1600s, and 1700s. The latter two chapters contain strong resources for the user; the first chapter is weaker.

–CHOICE, August 2007

Diotima: materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world.

This remains one of the most valuable online resources for the study of the ancient world. Those wanting to conduct scholarship on women and gender will want to look at Diotima first before resorting to other less complete sites.

–CHOICE, Supplement 2004

The Gertrude Bell Project.

The Gertrude Bell Project is a representative example of the future of Internet research and primary source access. The University of Newcastle upon Tyne Robinson Library worked for four years to complete the transcription of manuscripts and recatalog and digitize photographs to make this resource available to the general public through a basic, user-friendly Web site.

–CHOICE, May 2008

Jewish women’s archive.

“Discover” leads to biographies, photos, and still and movie clips of outstanding Jewish women, featuring those who fought for human rights here and abroad. “Teach” presents suggested curricula and an archive (more properly, a catalog) of artifacts that is as yet in a preliminary stage. “Research” offers a guide to Jewish women’s organizations and relevant manuscript collections.

–CHOICE, March 2005

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000: The Online Dicussion

A forum for discussions of teaching and research in U.S. women’s history…[welcoming] participation by historians and students.  We seek to enhance research and teaching in U.S. women’s history through conversations about current practices, especially the use of online resources…and to promote conversations that evaluate the state of the art of historical writing and teaching on particular themes in U.S. women’s history.


Books at the Library:

General Collections

Life Preservers by Harriet Lerner, PhD (Call Number HQ 1206 .L545 1996)

Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chesler (Call Number HQ 1206. C443 2001)

Feminism — Opposing Viewpoints Series (Call Number HQ 1155 .F44 2008)

On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era edited by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone (Call Number HQ 1170 .O6 2005)

Women and Property-Women as Property edited by Renee Hirschon (Call Number HQ 1154 .W879 1984)

The Blackwell Guide to Freminist Philosophy edited by Linda Martin Alcoff and Evan Feder Kittay (Call Number HQ 1190 .B575 2007)

Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice by Jack Holland (Call Number HQ 1237 .H65 2006)

New Pathways in International Development: Gender and Civil Society in EU Policy edited by Marjorie Lister and Maurizio Carbone (Call Number HQ 1240.5 .E85 N49 2006)

Born Female: The High Cost of Keeping Women Down by Caroline Bird (Call Number HQ 1420 .B5 1970)

American Women’s History

The Clubwoman as Feminist by Karen J. Blair (Call Number HQ 1904 .B56)

We Will Be Heard: Women’s Struggles for Political Power in the United States by Jo Freeman (Call Number HQ 1236.5 .U6 F746 2008)

Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson (Call Number HQ 1233 .B38 2001)

In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution by Susan Brownmiller (Call Number HQ 1421 .B76 1999)

Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier 1850-1925 by Joan M. Jensen (Call Number HQ 1438 .W5 J46 2006)

International Women

The Lady & the Virgin: Image, Attitude, and Experience in Twelfth-Century France by Penny Schine Gold (Call Number HQ 1147 .F7 G65 1985)

Women and Work in Northern Nigera: Transcending Boundaries by Renee Ilene Pittin (Call Number HQ 1815.5 .P5 2002)

For Women and the Nation: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti of Nigeria by Charyl Johnson-Odim and Nina Emma Mba (Call Number HQ1815.5 .Z75 R355 1997)

Afghan Women: Identity and Invasion by Elaheh Rostami-Povey (Call Number HQ 1735.6 .R67 2007)

Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan by Margery Wolf (Call Number HQ 1740.5 .W65)

Women in Contemporary India: Traditional Images and Changing Roles edited by Alfred de Souza (Call Number HQ 1743 .W63)

Bengali Women by Manisha Roy (Call Number HQ 1744 .B4 R68)

The Subject of Gender: Daughters and Mothers in Urban Cuba by Harriet Evans (Call Number HQ 1767 .E83 2008)

Sisterhood Is Global compiled, edited, introduced, and with a new preface by Robin Morgan (Call Number HQ 1154 .S54 1996)

We Will Be Heard: Women’s Struggles for Political Power in the United States by Jo Freeman (Call Number HQ 1236.5 .U6 F746 2008)

Russia’s Women by Nina Nikolaevna Selivanova (Call Number HQ 1663 .S35 1976)

Immigrant Women and Feminism in Italy by Wendy Pojmann (Call Number HQ 1642 .P636 2006)

A German Women’s Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880-1933 by Nancy R. Reagin (Call Number HQ 1623 .R43 1995)

The Reign of Women in Eighteenth-Century France by Vera Lee (Call Number HQ 1616 .L43)

Feminism & Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives edited by Mai Yamani (Call Number HQ 1170 .F46 1996)

Women in England in the Middle Ages by Jennifer Ward (Call Number HQ 1147 .G7 W37 2006)

I Am of Ireland: Women of the North Speak Out by Elizabeth Shannon (Call Number (HQ 1599 .N67 S47 1989)

How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945 by Victoria de Grazia (Call Number HQ 1638 .D4 1991)

Spartan Women by Sarah B. Pomeroy (Call Number HQ 1134 .P66 2002)

Women and Social Movements in Latin America: Power from Below by Lynn Stephen (Call Number HQ 1240.5 .L29 S74 1997)

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Call Number HQ 1236.5 .D44 K75 2009)

Spring Break Hours

Library Spring Break Hours

Sat 3/6/2010: 8:00am-8:00pm
Sun 3/7/2010: 8:00am-8:00pm
Mon 3/8/2010: CLOSED
Tue 3/9/2010: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed 3/10/2010: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thu 3/11/2010: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Fri 3/12/2010: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sat 3/13/2010: 8:00am – 8:00pm
* Sun 3/14/2010: OPEN 8:00am – 3:00pm
CLOSED 3:00pm – 7:00pm
OPEN 7:00pm – 12:00am

* We are closed from 3:00 to 7:00 on Sunday, 3/14, for the Annual Benefit Concert.

Have a safe and enjoyable spring break.