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Researching Women's Studies in Special Collections and University Archives

A guide to the variety of primary and secondary source material available from Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland Libraries to help you research topics related to women's studies.

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Search the library catalog to find books, periodicals, and other material from University of Maryland's libraries. 

For a basic search, enter a search term into the box below.  You can search by keyord, author, title, and subject heading.

Helpful Subject Headings

There are many topics that encompass women's studies. Below is a selection of subject terms you may find helpful when search fo books on a particular topic.

Use these subject terms to search the University of Maryland Library online catalog. Select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below. 

  • African American women -- History
  • African American women -- Maryland -- Biography
  • Businesswomen -- United States -- Biography
  • Teenage girls in literature
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
  • Women -- Political activity -- Maryland
  • Women broadcasters -- United States -- Biography
  • Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
  • Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Women detectives in literature
  • Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Women in public life -- Maryland
  • Women in radio broadcasting
  • Women lawyers -- Biography
  • Women on television
  • Women -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography
  • Women -- Maryland -- Biography
  • Women -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century
  • Women in the mass media industry
  • Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
  • Women television journalists -- United States -- Biography

Selected titles

Below is a small selection of secondary sources available in the Maryland Room related to women's studies.  Please search the catalog for more titles, or contact us for help locating books an a particular subject.