New Reference Book: Gender and Women’s Leadership

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 27th, 2012

Gender and Women’s Leadership edited by Karen O’Conner, Sage, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.4 OC5G

This 2 volume set looks at the “…role leaders play in all facets of human activity…” (xiii).  Most of the 101 entries have been written by women.

Article Examples:

  • The Development of Children’s Perceptions of Leadership
  • Women as Leaders in the Military
  • Women’s Leadership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
  • Women’s Leadership in Asia
  • Women’s Leadership in Psychology

Helpful for: Feminist Scholarship, Women’s Studies, Humanities, History, Leadership Studies, Women’s History, Global Studies

New Reference Book: Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 16th, 2010

Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships, edited by Evan Stark and Eve S. Buzawa, ABC-Clio; Praeger, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.4 P88V

A 4-volume set with a theme to each volume:

V. 1 – Victimization and Community Response

V. 2 – The Family Context

V. 3 – Criminal Justice and the Law

V. 4 – The Media and Cultural Attitudes

Individual chapter examples include: The Evolution of the Shelter Movement, Batterers and the Lives of Their Children, Evolution of Police Response to Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in American Magazines

Helpful for: Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Humanities, History, Daughters of Eve, Social Justice Club

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 9th, 2010

Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife, edited by Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, and Pauline Greenhill,  Greenwood, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.4 L79W

Folklore about and related to women and their lives. This two volume set includes entries focused on folklore worldwide.  Most entries are between one and five pages in length.

Examples include: Babysitting, Barbie Doll, Cinderella, Eve, Hair, Muslim Women’s Folklore, Recipe Books, Vampire

Helpful for: Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Humanities, Creative Writing, Daughters of Eve

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 23rd, 2010

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society edited by Jodi O’Brien, Sage Publications, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.7 Ob6G

A 2-volume set focusing on gender scholarship.  Articles cover many categories including: art, popular culture, sports, body image and health, economics, politics, race and ethnicity, relationships, religion, science and sexuality.

Examples: Bachelors and Spinsters, Body Hair, GI Joe, Nuns, “Personal is Political,” Sports and Homosexuality, Tomboy/Sissy

Helpful for
:  Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Social History, U.S. History, Science

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Women in Religious Art

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 1st, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Encyclopedia of Women in Religious Art by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Continuum Publishing Co., 1996.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 704.9424

A quick, specialized dictionary focused on images, roles and symbols related to women in religious art. Over 2,000 brief entries focus on the world’s major religions.

Examples include: Bestiary, Golden Legend, Saint Mary Magdalene, and Willow.

An appendix lists variant names of “historical and legendary” women (Contents, iii).

Helpful for: Humanities, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, Humanities V Art Paper