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Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies that document the multiplicity of women's reform activities.

It contains the following resources:

  1. 72 document projects that interpret and present documents, most of which are not otherwise available online. Each document project poses an interpretive question and provides a collection of documents that address the question.
  2. These document projects provide more than 2,100 individual documents, approximately 800 images, and over 700 links to other websites.
  3. More than 28,000 pages of documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements.

These materials have been selected by the Editors for their relevance to the focus of the website, a dictionary of social movements and organizations and a chronology of U.S. Women's History.

Search tips:

  • The Search Texts command on the Navigation Bar on the home page provides access to Simple and Advanced text searching across the database.

    From the simple search screen one can search for a word or group of words throughout the database, or one can employ an extensive subject index to search for relevant documents. For example, one can search for all documents relating to lynching or to civil rights.

    You can also limit your search to a particular individual or corporate author or to a specific source.

  • The only truncation symbol the database uses is the * (asterisk). It matches any string of characters (e.g., cigar* will match cigar, cigars, cigarette, etc.)

  • The document project field indicates the title of a Document Project in the database. Use this field to search a particular Document Project. It is used in the Advanced Search screen.

    For example to find all occurrences of the name Harriet Tubman in the Document Project titled How Did Women Participate in the Underground Railroad?:

    1. Click on Advanced Search on the navigation bar.
    2. Key "Harriet Tubman" into the Search for word or phrase in text field.
    3. Click on the Terms button to the right of the Document Project field.
    4. Select the title "How Did Women Participate in the Underground Railroad?" from the list of available Document Project terms.
    5. Then click on the Paste Terms button to automatically paste them into the Document Project field.
    6. Click on the SEARCH button.

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter W and select Women and Social Movements in the United States.

Quick link:

Click here for the Women and Social Movements in the United States homepage

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