March is Women’s History Month, and GALILEO offers several resources to help you find the stories of women throughout history along with advice on how to find those resources.
Start by looking for a woman in the Discover@Georgia Southern search box. Try finding Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Coretta Scott King, Sonia Sotomayor, Jane Goodall, and others. For some major events in women’s history, look for women’s rights, women suffrage, women work*, feminism, or other topics of interest. Tip: If you are getting a lot of book reviews in the results, use Limit by Type to remove Reviews (click Show More to see all types, click Check all, then uncheck Reviews).
NoveList and NoveList K-8 offer book recommendations for all ages. Here is a tip to find fiction books by women. Go the Advanced Search, leave the search box blank (or type in a topic of your choice), and choose Female in the Author’s Gender field to see a list of books.
Interested in important women in Georgia? Take a look at the Women of Distinction in Georgia feature in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. You can read about interesting women like Mary Musgrove, Hazel Raines, Rosalyn Carter, Alice Walker, and many more fascinating women. The Digital Library of Georgia offers many historical images and documents related to women, and it also includes two collections focused on women’s history, For Our Mutual Benefit: The Athens Woman’s Club and Social Reform, 1899-1920 and Georgia Women’s Movement Oral History Project Collection.