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Homework Help: Women’s History Month

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votes_for_womenMarch is Women’s History Month and this year’s theme, Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives, highlights women who have written women back into history.

Celebrate by using your library card to log in to some of the library’s online encyclopedias and reference resources to learn more about contributions of women to events throughout history as well as today’s society.

Recommended subscription databases (i.e, require your library card to access) include:

  • Biography in Context– Be sure to check out the Notable Women section
  • eLibrary – Click on Topics and then History; History: Special Subjects has a Women’s History collection
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica – Use your library card to log in and then check the Explore Biographies section, where you can narrow your search to gender, era, etc.
  • World Book Kids – Check out the Important People search, which allows you to narrow down inventors, etc., by male or female
  • Women in History – Access journal articles specific to events, people and places in women’s history
  • NewsBank’s Special Reports – News articles, maps, images and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes, including March’s theme, Women’s History

Free online exhibits and resources for students:

Websites for parents and teachers:

Quizzes and other fun stuff:

Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian, Warrenton central branch

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