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Women's History


Reference Shelf

This is a guide to gender history and women's history in scholarship and primary source collections at Boston College.

Reference Shelf

Here, you will find material providing definitions (e.g., dictionaries), background information (e.g., encyclopedia and handbooks or companions), as well as biographical information (e.g., who's who's) and suggestions for scholarly literature (e.g., bibliographies and indices). Keep in mind that these works focus on gender history, the history of sex, and/or women's history but you should also look in works focused on the history of specific spaces or periods. 

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