Explore the Many Contributions of Women Throughout History

The archive covers primarily the 19th and 20th centuries and incorporates a range of primary sources, providing a close look at some of the pioneers of women’s history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.

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Enhance the research experience within Women’s Studies Archive by adding Gale eBooks to your collection. We’ve crafted a list of companion titles that will provide an additional path of reference material within the archive, expanding research.


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Women's Studies Archive is a Platinum Award winner of the 2023 Modern Library Awards. Winners are judged by librarians in the LibraryWorks database who are actual users of the entries.

Platform Features & Tools

Term Frequency

Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, places, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.

Topic Finder

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.

Cross-Search Capability

Search across the materials of complementary primary source products, including books, in one united, intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.

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