• History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Gender and Women’s Leadership

    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

  • History,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships

    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

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Uncategorized

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

    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

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

    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

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Women in Religious Art

    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