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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Adams, G. R., & Berzonsky, M. D. (Ed.). (2003). Blackwell handbook of adolescence. Malden, MA: Blackwell. This is a handy one-volume overview of adolescent development. This handbook’s focus is on all adolescent issues, not just those relating to girls, but each chapter covers an analysis of gender and sex differences. Socio-economic status, cultural or ethnic issues, and genetic factors are discussed as well. Reference BF724 .B487 2003

Calhoun, C. (Ed.). (2002). Dictionary of the social sciences. New York: Oxford University Press. The Dictionary of the Social Sciences serves to orient readers to the concepts, theories, methodologies, schools of thought, and individuals that define classic and contempoary scholarship in the social sciences. Reference H41 .D53 2002 also available online

Christensen, K. (Ed.). (2000). International encyclopedia of women and sports. (3 vols.). New York: Macmillan Reference USA. This encyclopedia covers women’s sports worldwide and throughout history. It lends cross-cultural understanding of all topics and includes 66 articles relating to the social and cultural issues surrounding sports. Reference GV709 .I58 2000

Colman, A.M. (2001). Dictionary of psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. This dictionary offers more than 10,500 definitions of terms in the field of psychology. Reference BF31 .C65 2001 also available online

Commire, A. (Ed.). (1999) Women in world history: A biographical encyclopedia. (14 vols.). Waterford, : Yorkin Publications. This is an encyclopedia made entirely of women’s biography. “The scope is generally limited to women born before 1926, except for those active in the women’s movement or whose place in history is assured.” Reference HQ1115 .W6 1999

Forman-Brunell, M. (Ed.). (2001). Girlhood in America: An encyclopedia. (2 vols.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. This is the first encyclopedia to deal specifically with the topic of girls’ culture. Throughout the encyclopedia particular attention is paid to race, class, and cultural diversity. Topics of interest which are included: Barbie, body image, and feminism among many others. Reference HQ777 .G5745 2001

Franck, I., & Brownstone, D. (1993). Women’s desk reference. New York: Viking. This desk reference is really an A to Z encyclopedia that covers the spectrum of women’s concerns. Reference HQ1236.5 .U6 F73 1993

Humm, M. (1990). Dictionary of feminist theory. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. This dictionary has over 400 definitions of terms for common words and proper names in Anglo-American and French contemporary feminist theory. Reference HQ1115 .H86 1990

Kazdin, A.E. (Ed.). (2000). Encyclopedia of psychology. (8 vols.). Washington, D.C.: Oxford University Press. This set is a good starting place for finding information in all areas of psychology. Reference BF31 .E522 2000

Kramarae, C., & Spender, D. (Ed.). (2000). Routledge international encyclopedia of women: Global women’s issues and knowledge. (4 vols.). New York: Routledge. This is a scholarly encyclopedia that is written with a decidedly feminist bias. Topics included are truly international in coverage. Reference HQ1115 .R69 2000

Lehman, J. (Ed.). (2000). Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. (3 vols.). Detroit: Gale Group. This encyclopedia has information on approximately 150 different culture groups in the United States. It covers these groups’ history, acculturation and assimilation, family and community dynamics, language and religion. Reference E184.A1 G14 2000

McDonough, J. (Ed.). (2003). The Advertising age encyclopedia of advertising. (3 vols.). New York: Fitzroy Dearborn. This encyclopedia covers all aspects of advertising. Of particular interest to this class are the social, cultural, and historical issues that are covered. Such as: the consumer movement; cultural symbols, and the representations in advertising of minorities. Reference HF5803 .A38 2003

McFadden, M. (Ed.). (1997). Women’s issues. (3 vols.). Pasadena: CA: Salem Press. This is an encyclopedia which focuses on topics, terms, poeple, organizations, historical events and contemporary women’s issues. Reference HQ1115 .W6425 1997

Partnow, E. T. (Ed.). (2001). The quotable woman: The first 5,000 years. New York: Facts on File. This is one of the most definitive collections of quotes, truths, and observations made by women throughout history. Reference PN6081.5 .Q65 2001

Smelser, N. J., & Baltes P. B. (Ed.). (2001). International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. (26 vols.). Amsterdam: Elsevier. This massive work, of more than 4000 articles, is the authority for the social and behavioral sciences. Reference H41 .I58 2001 also available online

Stein, M. (Ed.). (2004). Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America. (3 vols.). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. This encyclopedia gives insight into LGBT issues and history. Reference HQ76.3.U5 E53 2004

Tuttle, L. (1986). Encyclopedia of feminism. New York: Facts on File Publications. This is a slim encyclopedia that gives insight into the issues surrounding feminism. Reference HQ1115 .T87 1986

Worell, J. (Ed.). (2001). Encyclopedia of women and gender: sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender. (2 vols.). San Diego, CA.: Academic Press. This encyclopedia provides scholarship on the psychology of women and gender in all its diverse manifestations including looking at class and race differences. Reference HQ1115 .E43 2001

Zilboorg, C. (Ed.). (1997). Women’s firsts. Detroit: Gale Research. This is a book of records with nearly 2500 achievements of women worldwide. The firsts are arranged in 15 subject areas, including activism, the arts, education, health, military, religion, and science. Reference CT3203 .W66 1996

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Web Sites

(:includeurl http://www.dowling.edu/library/linksd/wikilinks.asp?ID=0 :) Korenman, J. (2006, October 10). Women’s studies/Women’s issues resource sites. Retrieved February 1, 2008, from http://research.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/links.html This web site is from the founding directory of the University of Maryland’s Center for Women and Information Technology. Here, Professor Joan Korenman, maintains a selective list of the best women’s studies sites on the web.

Liu, A. (n.d.). Voice of the Shuttle - Gender and sexuality studies. Retrieved February 1, 2008, from http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2711 See the extensive links to “Women’s Studies and Feminist Theory” web sites.

Stahlberg, E. (Ed.). (2006, May 26). WSSLinks: Women and gender studies web sites. Retrieved February 1, 2008, from http://libr.org/wss/wsslinks/index.html This site is developed and maintained by the Women’s Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women’s Studies.

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