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Women in Science

A Selected List of Resources



To Use the EIU Online Catalog
Try the Following Subject Headings for Materials about Women in Science:
  • WOMEN SCIENTISTS
  • WOMEN IN SCIENCE
See also other headings
beginning WOMEN:
  • WOMEN ASTRONOMERS
  • WOMEN BIOLOGISTS
  • WOMEN CHEMISTS
  • WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS
  • WOMEN PHYSICIANS
  • WOMEN PHYSICISTS
  • WOMEN ZOOLOGISTS
See also other headings
beginning WOMEN IN:
  • WOMEN IN ASTRONOMY
  • WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY
  • WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
  • WOMEN IN FORESTRY
  • WOMEN IN MEDICINE
  • WOMEN IN PHYSICS

To Find Books Browse the Shelves in these Call Numbers for the following Subject Areas:

  • R692-Women in Medicine
  • Q130-Women in Science



To Define Your Topic and Begin Your Research use:

ENCYCLOPEDIAS and DICTIONARIES

    -Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
       (2 vols. with classified list of biographical entries)
       E185.86.B5421993 REF
       E185.86.B5421993b STX

    -Encyclopedia of World Biography (2nd ed., 17 vols.)
       CT103.3561998REF
    -Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
       (2 vols with classified list of biographical entries)
       DS115.2.J491998REF
    -The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography (12 vols.)
       CT103.M27STX


To Find Articles in Journals and Magazines use

ABSTRACTS and INDEXES

   Print:

    -Biography Index (1946 to date)
    Z5301.B5 REF
    Look in Index to professions and occupations
    ;See: Scientists Names by discipline, e.g.
    Anthropologists, Biochemists, Geologists

    -Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900 to date)
    A13.R4 REF
    ;See:
    -Women Archeologists
    -Women Geneticists
    -Women Naturalists
    -Women Scientists

    -Women Studies Abstracts (1972 to date)
    Z7962.W65 REF
    See:
    -Ecofeminism
    -Entomologists
    -Feminist Science
    -Physicians
    -Physicists
    -Scientists

   Electronic Indexes and Abstracts


These resources are available to EIU students, faculty, and staff from Booth Library's home page at http://www.eiu.edu/booth. Click Magazines, Journals and More to access these databases.

-General Science Abstracts (1984 to present)
Select Science & Technology from the Resources by Subject list, then select this index.
Use:
-Women Botanists
-Women Scientists
-Women Primatologists
-Women Chemists

-Applied Science & Technology Index (1983 to present)
Select Science & Technology from Resources by Subject, then select this index
Use:
-Women Engineers
-Women in the computer industry
-Women Mathematicians
-Women Oceanographers

-MEDLINE or PubMed (1960 to present)
Select Medicine & Health from Resources by Subject, then select this index
Use:
-Women Dentists
-Women Physicians

    ELECTRONIC DATABASES with COMPLETE ARTICLES ATTACHED

    -InfoTrac (1980 to present)
    Access Infotrac from the General Article Indexes list
    Use:
    -Women in Science
    -Women Scientists

    -WILSON SELECT PLUS (1994 to present)
    Access this database from the General Article Indexes list
    Use:
    -Women in Science
    -Women Astronomers


   To Find Articles in Journals and Magazines use:

    -ARTICLE FIRST (1990 to present)
    Access this database from the General Article Indexes list
    Use:
    -Women Scientists
    -Women Chemists
    -Grace Hopper (Name of specific scientist)

    -PERIODICAL ABSTRACTS (1987 to present)
    Access this database from the General Article Indexes list
    Use:
    -Women (and) Science
    -Women Scientists
    -Women (and) Engineers



   SELECTED JOURNALS and MAGAZINES

    -JAMA. The Journal of the American Medical Association (1963 to date)
       R15.A48
    -Journal of Chemical Education (1924 to date)
       QD1.J93
    -New Scientist (1970 to date)
       Q1.N52
    -Physics Today (1948 to date)
       QC1.P658
    -Science (1910 to date)
       Q1.S35



   Other Reference Sources
   BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Find other sources of information about your topic. They often give summaries of books as well as lists of materials on a particular subject area.
    -Women in the Biological Sciences:
    A Bibliographic Sourcebook

       QH 26.W661997 REF
    -Women and Technology:
    An Annotated Bibliography

       Z7963.T43B551993 REF
    -Women in Science: Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century:
    A Biographical Dictionary with Annotated Bibliography

       Q141.0341986 REF
    -Women in the Sciences
       Z7401.L14V.90-96 REF
    -Who's Who of American Women:
    A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living American Women
    (3 vols.)
       E176.W647 REF

    International Biographical Dictionaries
    -The Continuum Dictionary of Women's Biography
    (Subject index)
       CT 3202.C661989 REF
    -Dictionary of Hispanic Biography
    Subject and occupational index)
       CT1343.D5311996 REF
    -Dictionary of Scientific Biography
    (18 vols.)
       Q141.D5 REF
    -The International Dictionary of Women's Biography
    (Subject index)
       CT3202.I571982 REF
    -Lesser-Known Women: A Biographical Dictionary
    (Index by name, country, and profession)
       CT3203.G571992 REF
    -Notable Women in the Physical Sciences:
    A Biographical Dictionary

       Q141.N7341997 REF
    -Women in Chemistry and Physics:
    A Biobibliographic Sourcebook

       QD21.W621993 REF
    -Women in Science: Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century: A Biographical Dictionary with Annotated Bibliography
       Q141.0341986 REF

    General Biographies

    -Biographies of Black Female Scientist (sic) and Inventors:
    An Interdisciplinary Middle School Curriculum Guide

       Q149.U5H33X STX
    -Contemporary Women Scientists of America
       509N66C JUV
    -Her Way: Biographies of Women for Young People
       HQ1123.K75 STX
    -Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering:
    No Universal Constants

       Q130.J681997 REF
    -The Lady Laureates:
    Women Who Have Won the Nobel Prize

       AS911.N90631986 STX
    -Nobel Prize Women in Science:
    Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries

       Q141.B4211993 STX
    -Science (Brief biographies of women who have made outstanding contributions to science)
       509EM135S JUV
    -The Triumph of Discovery:
    Women Scientists Who Won the Nobel Prize

       509.2D26T JUV
    -The Two Thousand Women of Achievement
       CT3235.T94 STX
    -The World Who's Who of Women
       HQ1123.W65 REF

    SPECIFIC BIOGRAPHIES

    To find information about women scientists in particular fields

    Anthropology

    -Margaret Mead, A Life
       GN21.M36H691985X STX
    -Mary Leakey: In Search of Human Beginnings
       301.0921H3634M JUV
    -Secrets Underground: Archaeologist Patty Jo Watson (videorecording)
       CC115.W37S41995X.VID GREGG
    -She Never Looked Back: Margaret Mead in Samoa
       301.2EP85S JUV
    -With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
       GN21.M36B381984 STX

    Astronomy

    -Cecilia Payne-Gapochkin:
    An Autobiography and Other Recollections

       QB36.G37A331984 STX
    -The Harvard College Observatory:
    The First Four Directorships, 1839-1919

       QB82.U62C4 STX
    -Rooftop Astronomer:
    A Story About Maria Mitchell

       520.92M242R JUV

    Biology and Medicine

    -DNA Detective: Molecular Biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff (videorecording)
       QH31.V54D61995X.VID GREGG
    -A Feeling for the Organism:
    The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock

       575.1K281 JUV
    -Great Women of Medicine
       926.1H882G JUV
    -Jackal Woman (wildlife biologist)
       599.74P936J JUV
    -Silicon Vision:
    Computational Neuroscientist Misha Mahowald
    (videorecording)
       QA76.2M34S511995X.VID GREGG
    -Sympathy and Science:
    Women Physicians in American Medicine

       R692.M641985 STX
    -Women Healers and Physicians
    Climbing a Long Hill

       R692.W6761997 STX

    Naturalists and Ecologists

    -Rachel Carson:
    Witness for Nature

       QH31.C33L4311997 STX
    -Rachel Carson
       574.092G564R JUV
    -Rachel Carson:
    Writer and Scientist

    (Besides book includes timeline, poster, and teaching companion)
       QH31.C33A44X1995 TXT
    -The House of Life:
    Rachel Carson at Work

    QH31.C33B7 STX

    Physics and Chemistry

    -A Matter of Choices:
    Memoirs of a Female Physicist

       QC16.A34A31994 STX
    -A Passion for Physics:
    The Story of a Women Physicist

       QC16.F13A31991 STX
    -Marie Curie:
    A Life

       QD.C8Q561995 STX
    -Marie Curie:
    A Life

       QD.C8G48131986 STX
    -Lifting the Veil:
    The Feminine Face of Science
    (biochemists)
       Q130.S481993 STX
    -Earth Explorer:
    Geophysicist Marcia McNutt
    (videorecording)
       QC805.M26E21995X.VID GREGG
    -High Energy:
    Physicist Melissa Franklin
    (videorecording)
       QC16.F72H51995X.VID GREGG
    -Jewels in a Test Tube:
    Biochemist Lynda Jordan
    (videorecording)
       P511.8.J67J41995X.VID GREGG

    Women in Other Fields

    -Women in Mathematics
       QA28.0831974 STX
    -Mothers and Daughters of Intervention:
    Notes for a Revised History of Technology

       T36.S731993 STX
    -Entitled to Power:
    Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963

       HD6073.F32U651993 STX
    -Women Technology & Power
    Ten Stars and the History They Made

       HD6054.4.U6Z541987 STX
    -Mothers of Invention:
    A History of Forgotten Women and Their Unforgettable Ideas
    (inventors)
       T36.V361988 STX

    CHRONOLOGIES, TIMELINES & WORLD RECORDS

    To find out specific dates or facts about women scientists
    -Breakthroughs:
    A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics, 1200-1930

       Q125.P3271985 REF
    -The Timeline Book of Science
       Q125.O241995 REF
    -History of Science in the United States
    A Chronology and Research Guide

       Q125.E451996 REF
    -Landmarks in Science:
    Hippocrates to Carson

       Q125.D681982 REF
    -The Book of Women's Firsts:
    Breakthrough Achievements of Almost 1,000 American Women

       CT3260.R4281992 REF
    -Women's Firsts
    (Table of contents has chapter on science)
    CT3203.W661997 REF
    -The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time:
    A Ranking Past and Present

       CT3202.F3951996 REF

    HISTORICAL SURVEYS

    To find Historical Information on Women Scientists
    -Women Scientists in America:
    Struggles and Strategies to 1940

       Q130.R681982 STX
    -Hypatia's Heritage:
    A History of Women in Science from Antiquity Through the Late Nineteenth Century

       Q130.A4811986B STX
    -Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives:
    Women in Science, 1789-1979

       Q130.U5251987 STX
    -Women Scientists in America
    Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972

       Q130.R6831995 STX
    -The Mind Has No Sex?:
    Women in the Origins of Modern Science

       Q130.S321989 STX
    -Women in the Origins of Modern Science
       Q130.S321989 STX
    -Women of Science:
    Righting the Record

       Q130.W671990 STX
    -Creative Couples in the Sciences
       Q141.C681996 STX

    BOOKS ON THE FEMINIST CRITQUE OF SCIENTIFIC THEORY

    To Find Feminist Criticism
    -Women, Feminism, and Biology:
    The Feminist Challenge

       HQ1154.B51986 STX
    -Myths of Gender:
    Biological Theories About Men and Women

       QP81.5.F381985 STX, QP81.5.F381992 STX
    -Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology,
    Metaphysics, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science

       HQ1154.D5381983 STX
    -Men's Ideas/Women's Realities
    Popular Science, 1870-1915

       HQ1426.M461985 STX
    -Women, Feminism and Biology:
    The Feminist Challenge

       HQ1154.B51986 STX
    -The Knowledge Explosion:
    Generations of Feminist Scholarship

       HQ1397.K631992 STX
    -Primate Visions:
       Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science

    QL737.P9H2451989 STX
    -Science and Gender:
    A Critique of Biology and its Theories on Women

       QP34.5.B551984 STX
    -Science as Social Knowledge:
    Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry

       Q175.L6551990 STX

    Feminist Criticism & Theory

    -Simians, Cyborgs, and Women:
    The Reinvention of Nature

       GN 365.9.H371991 STX
    -Feminist Thought and the Structure of Knowledge
       HQ1154.F4481988 STX
    -Feminist/Postmodernism
       HQ1206.F4531990 STX
    -The Less Noble Sex:
    Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Women's Nature

       HQ1990.T821993 STX

    Women in Science

    -The Science Question in Feminism
       HQ1397.H281986 STX
    -The Death of Nature:
    Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution

       Q130.M471980X STX, Q130.M471990X STX
    -A World Without Women:
    The Christian Clerical Culture of Western Science

       Q130.N631993 STX
    -Gender, Science, and Mathematics:
    Shortening the Shadow

    Q130.G461996 STX
    -Evelyn Fox Keller:
    Science and Gender
    (videorecording)
       Q130.S351994X.VID GREGG
    -Feminist Approaches to Science
       Q175.5.F461986 STX

    INTERNET SOURCES

    These are recommended sources; however, you should carefully evaluate any information you find on the Internet.

    -American Physical Society Committee on the Status of Women in Physics.
    "Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics"
       http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp?
    -Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    -University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
    "History of Mathematics Archive"
       http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk:80/~history/index.html
    -University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    "Exploring Your Future in Math and Science"
       http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~karavan/afl/home.html


    ASSOCIATIONS

    Association for Women in Science
    1522 "K" Street NW, #820
    Washington, D.C. 20005
    Telephone: (202) 408-0742
    FAX: (202) 408-8321
    Email: awis@awis.org
    WWW: http://www.awis.org/


    Association for Women in Computing
    41 Sutter Street, Suite 1006
    San Francisco, California 94104
    Telephone: (415) 905-4663
    E-Mail: awc@awc-hq.org


    Association for Women in Mathematics
    4114 Computer & Space Sciences Building
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 10742-2461
    Telephone: (301) 405-7892
    FAX: (301) 314-9363
    E-Mail: awm@math.umd.edu
    WWW: http://www.awm-math.org


    Society of Women Engineers
    120 Wall Street
    Eleventh Floor
    New York, NY 10005-3902
    E-Mail: hq@swe.org
    WWW: http:www.swe.org



NEED MORE HELP?



Each librarian at Booth Library is responsible for certain subject areas. The librarian responsible for Women's Studies is Pamela Ortega. Her email adress is cfpfo@eiu.edu and her phone number is 581-6072. If you need more help, please ask!


Please refer to "Collection Location Guide" for Location of all materials