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HIST 278 - U.S. Women's History 1890 - present

This guide is for Sarah Rowley's Spring 2021 course

Background info

Find books using WorldCat Discovery


You can limit your search to e-books, but if you find books that are only in print, but could really help you in your research, here are some options to try:

  • Check HathiTrust (further down on this guide)
  • If there are one or two chapters that are helpful, use the Request Item option and change to the article/chapter tab to request specific parts of a book be scanned (note: the amount is generally limited to 1-2 chapters, due to copyright).
  • Request the entire item through interlibrary loan - a copy will be sent to campus for you to pick up from the library
  • Work with a librarian to talk about other ways we might be able to help.

Find journal articles

Primary Sources

Sharing Stories from 1977 Biography Project

DePauw Access

Additional Resources/Tips

Many public and special collection libraries and historical societies will have non-digitized files on people, places, events, and etc. within their holdings. Make sure to reach out to them for more information about individuals and any specifics on finding additional resources in the local area. 

The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Library has a rich collection of women's history materials. The Indiana Historical Society has made a comprehensive guide of their women's history materials on their website. The Indiana State Library houses the records of many women's organizations. A filtered search of those collections can be found via their Manuscript Catalog. Both institutions continue to digitize their collections via the Indiana Historical Society Digital Repository and the Indiana State Library Digital Collections.