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Smith College Resources

Global Studies Center
The mission of the Global Studies Center is to engage Smith students in international studies and to cultivate an understanding of the global context and implications of their work. The center integrates, enriches and makes more prominent these opportunities through its programs, and thus advances the college's mission to prepare women for global leadership.

Smith College Libraries–SWG Resource Page
Smith College Library's SWG links for research and reference; useful in finding articles, books and other helpful resources.

Sophia Smith Collection
Students are fortunate to have access to Smith's internationally known archives. Its extensive resources are especially strong in women's rights, the work of American women abroad, birth control, theatre, socialism and social work. Among the collections are the papers of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Gloria Steinem (Smith '56) and Ms. Magazine.

Five College Resources

Everywoman's Center at the University of Massachusetts
Lots of free events and support groups every semester.

Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Link to the FCWSRC homepage, sponsoring faculty seminars, community workshops and networking events on topics of importance to women's studies; also organizing national and international conferences on scholarship and teaching in women's studies. Check their calender for upcoming events in the Valley.

TWIST
TWIST was established on the UMass-Amherst campus to attract, retain and support women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines within the Five College community.

General Resources

Celebration of Women Writers
A huge listing of resources about women writers. Includes links to bibliographies, as well as actual texts and home pages about the writers.

The Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago
The center seeks to encourage a public sphere where gender and sexuality articulate with other political and intellectual concerns.

The Feminist Majority

The Feminist Theory
Provides research materials and information for students, activists and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world. Contains info on 30 different fields within feminist theory, provides info on feminism in 70 countries and offers complete bios of 40 feminists.

International Women's Archives and Library
"Mapping the World of Women's Information Services," a great one-stop site for women's collections of all sorts around the world. Go to the database for a list of libraries and archives, including the SSC. (Skip the first option, which offers a sample of 10 libraries.)

International Women's Issues Web Research Tutorial
An excellent tool from the women's studies folks at the University of Wisconsin libraries: How accurate is the information I find on the Internet? Why was a specific Web site created? Was it created by a reliable source? How can I verify information I find online? Why are there so many questions to consider?

National Organization for Women (NOW)
Provides information on grassroots organizing.

National Women's Studies Association
Leading the field in women's studies in educational and social transformation.

Feminist Formations formerly NWSA Journal
National Women's Studies Association

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830–1930
Created to introduce secondary and higher education students to some of the primary documents available for the study of women's involvement in social movements in the United States between 1830 and 1930. Material based on student projects from SUNY Binghamton and includes learning modules on specific topics.

Women's Studies Resouces
This University of Maryland site has an extensive listing of women's studies resources.

World Wide Organization of Women's Studies

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
The only institution in the United Nations system solely devoted to research and training for the advancement of women. Recently, INSTRAW restructured to become the only dedicated UN institution to deliver its mandate through new information and communication technologies (ICT).