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Women and gender studies: Encyclopedias

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 

Women's art
 

 

Encyclopedias

Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. Dictionary of women in religious art. Oxford: Oxford Press, 1998
HLR704.948
 
Barrett, Jacqueline K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of women's associations worldwide, a guide to over 3,400 national and multinational nonprofit women's and women-related organizations.
London: Gale Research, 1993
OPL301.406
 
*Benowitz, June Melby. Encyclopedia of American women and religion.
Santa Barbara, Calif.; Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 1998
YC.1999.b.8626
 
*Boynton, Vicoria and Malin, Jo (eds.) Encyclopedia of women's autobiography. Vol 1. A-J ...Vol. 2. K-Z. Westport, Con.: Greenwood; Oxford: Harcourt Education [distributor], 2005
YC.2006.b.1143(Vol.1)
YC.2006.b.1142(Vol.2)
 
Christensen, Karen, Allen Guttmann & Getrude Pfister (eds.) International encyclopedia of women and sports. New York, London: Macmillan reference USA, 2001
HLR796.082
 
Code, Lorraine. Encyclopedia of feminist theories. London: Routledge, 2000
HLR305.42
OPL301.42
 
*Cohen, Aaron I. International encyclopedia of women composers. New York, London: Books & Music (USA), 1987
MUS780.922
YM.1989.b.12
 
Encyclopedia of women and gender, sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender. Judith Worell. San Diego, London: Academic, 2001
OPL301.412
 
*Encyclopedia of women in American history. V.1. Colonization, revolution, and the new nation, 1585-1820, general editor, Joyce Appleby..V.2. Civil war, western expansion, and industrialization, 1820-1900, general editor, Eileen K. Cheng..V.3. Suffrage, world war, and modern times, 1900-present, general editor, Joanne L. Goodwin. Armonk, N.Y.; [London]: M.E. Sharpe, 2002
HLR305.409
YC.2005.b.293
 
Hammill, F., Miskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of British women's writing 1900-1950. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,2006
 
HLR820.99287
OPL301.412
*Heywood, Leslie L. The women's movement: an encyclopedia of third-wave feminism. Westport, Conn, ; London: Greenwood Press, 2006
YC.2006.a.11391 vol.1
YC.2006.a.11392 vol.2
 
*Joseph, Suad & Najmabadi, Afsaneh. [et al.] Encyclopedia of women and Islamic cultures V.1. Methodologies, paradigms and sources.. Vol.2. Family, law and politics...V.3. Family, body, sexuality and health. Leiden: Brill, 2003

HLR305.486 vol.1 (open access)
YD.2006.b.478
YD.2006.b.640 vol.3
m04/22423 vol.1 DSC
m06/23923 vol.2 DSC
m06/28359 vol.3 DSC

 

 
*Keith-Smith, Brian. An encyclopedia of German women writers, 1900-1933, biographies and bibliographies with exemplary readings. Lewiston, N.Y. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen press, 1997-1998
Vol. 1  YC.1998. b.2196
Vol. 2  YC.1997. b.6049
Vol. 3  YC.1997. b.6154
Vol. 4  2725.g.2708
Vol. 5  YC.1998.b.233
Vol. 6 YC. 1998.b.213
Vol .7
YC. 1998.b.1154
Vol. 8 YC. 1998.b.1485
Vol. 9 YC. 1998.b.1724
Vol.10 YC.1998.b.2589
 
*Kowaleski-Wallace, Elizabeth. Encyclopedia of feminist literary theory New York & London: Garland Publishing House, 1997
YC.1997.b.446
 
Malonis, Jane A. Encyclopedia of women's associations worldwide, a guide to over 3,400 national and multinational nonprofit women's and women related organizations.
London, Detroit: Gale Research, 1993
OPL301.412
 
*Oakes, Elizabeth H. International encyclopedia of women scientists. New York, [Great Britain]: Facts on File, 2002
YC.2002.b.228
 
The Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 4 vols
HLR305.409
Vol.1 YC.2008.a.5943
Vol.2 YC.2008.a.5944

Vol.3 YC.2008.a.5945
Vol.4 YC.2008.a.5946
 
Perez, Janet; Ihire, Maureen. The feminist encyclopedia of Spanish literature. Westport, Conn. London: Greenwood Press, 2002
HLR860.9
 
Rafter, Nicole Hahn. Encyclopedia of women and crime. Phoenix, Ariz: Oryx Press, 2000
OPL364.03
 
Rappaport, Helen. Encyclopedia of women social reformers. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, California, Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2001
OPL301.412
 
*Schenken, Suzanne O'Dea. From suffrage to the Senate, an encyclopedia of American women in politics. Santa Barbara, California, Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 1999
YC.2002.b.260
 
*Sies, Leora M. & Luther F. The encyclopedia of women in radio, 1920 -1960. London: McFarland & Co., 2003
YC.2004.B.91
 
*Sova, Dawn B. Encyclopedia of mistresses, [an under the covers look at the 'other women' of the history's most influential men] London: Robson, 2001
YC.2001.a.18965
 
*Tierney, Helen. (ed.) Women's studies encyclopedia, Vol.1. Views from the sciences
New York, London: Greenwood, 1989
YC.1990.b.7399
 
*Tierney, Helen. (ed.) Women's studies encyclopedia, Vol.2. Literature, arts and learning. The emphasis in this volume is on women as producers of literature, art and music. There are also articles on other aspects of women's relationships to writing and the fine arts and on women's education. New York, London: Greenwood, 1991.
YC. 1992.b.4970
 
*Tierney, Helen. (ed.) Women's studies encyclopedia, Vol. 3. History, philosophy, and religion. This volume contains articles on selected topics in women's history, religion and philosophy. Although the focus is on the United States and western society, special attention has been paid to women in the great civilisations of eastern and southern Asia.
YC.1993.b.2229
 
Walter, Lynn (et al.) The Greenwood encyclopedia of women's issues worldwide. 6 vols. Westport, Conn. ; London: Greenwood, 2003
OPL301.412
 
Wilson, Katherina M. (ed.) An encyclopedia of continental women writers.
London: St. James, 1991.
HLR809.89287
 
*Young, Serinity. Encyclopedia of women and world religion. 2 vols. New York, London: Macmillan, 1999
HLR200.82
YC. 2001.b.2033
 

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