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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

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If you're on-campus and want to check out a print book, use our contactless pickup system to request it and pick it up. Instructions here: 

If you're off-campus
, 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, email and we'll get them scanned for you
  • Work with a librarian to talk about other ways we might be able to help.

Find digitized books using HathiTrust

Find journal articles

Primary Sources

Sharing Stories from 1977 Biography Project

DePauw Access

Access Elsewhere

We do not have a subscription to where digitized, historic editions of the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News can be found. You can search via the databases below and take note of the newspaper title, date, and page number. It's a bonus if you can provide the title of the article. Submit a request to receive a PDF version of the article via the Indiana State Library's "Ask-A-Librarian" service.

  • Indianapolis Star Archives
    Includes historic editions of the Indianapolis Star from 1862-2021 and the Indianapolis News from 1869-1999.

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.