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This guide features library, online and local resources for researching and celebrating women's history
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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March is Women's History Month, but with the resources featured in this guide, we can celebrate and honor the stories and achievements of women the world over every day.

Here you can find lists of books, films and more for children, teens, and adults, as well as local community resources on women's history and women's topics.

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History of Women's History Month

The national celebration of Women's History Month began in 1981 when Congress passed a resolution that authorized the President to proclaim a week in March as "Women's History Week." Women's History Week continued for another five years until Congress passed a joint resolution, partially at the petitioning of the National Women's History Project, to designate March 1987 as "Women's History Month."  

Every president since 1995 has issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as "Women's History Month." 


Featured Resource

Biography in Context is a great resource to find biographies on women.  Check out the "Notable Women" category on the homepage.

  • Biography in Context
    Integrates biographies with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as thousands of images and links to hand-picked Web sites. Search for people- both current and historic from all eras- based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates, places and gender.

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