Skip to main content

Women's Studies: Getting Started


       Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of the guide:

  • Getting Started - Scroll down to find books, articles, videos, and more for your research.
  • Cite Sources - Tools for citing and using sources.
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research.


image of "Operating a hand drill" taken circa 1939 posted by Library of Congress. Used under CC BY-NC-SA.

Encyclopedias on Women's Studies

Find Books, e-Books & Videos

The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, and other materials.

Find Articles

Search these databases to find articles on Microelectronic Technology topics.

e-Videos on Women's & Gender Studies- streaming online!

Video: Whatapedia

Primary Sources

National Women's History Museum

Votes for Women Buttons

Online exhibits at the National Women's History Museum include Women and the Progressive Era, Female Journalists, Rights for Women, and Women Who Ran for President.

American Women, a Library of Congress website, contains documents and images related to U.S. women's history and special exhibits including "Women of Protest" and "Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII."

National Women's History Museum include Women and the Progressive Era, Female Journalists, Rights for Women, and Women Who Ran for President.

Elizabeth Cady StantonThe Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates the first Women's Rights Convention and early leaders, such as Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in the women's rights movement.

Meda Brendall - Civilian World War IIWomen at War: This digital collection includes photographs, interviews, letters, and personal recollections from women who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam,and the Persian Gulf.


Sara Robertson Seely
Rock Creek Campus
Building 9, 2nd floor
Website / Blog Page

Chat or Text a Librarian for Help

You can chat with a PCC librarian any time you see the PCC Ask A Librarian chat widget on any of the library's pages (like the PCC Library home page) or in a subject guide like this one. You can also get to us through AIM, Yahoo!, or Google Talk.

Chat balloonsAIM/Y!: pcclib
Google Talk: pcclib@gmail

Green checkmarkYou can also text a librarian for help at: 
971-259-TEXT (8398)

Clock Need help when the library isn't open? Chat with an Answerland librarian 24-7.

Find Articles with Google Scholar

Before searching, be sure to set PCC as your library in your browser by clicking on this link and then selecting the Save button. This will ensure that when you search Google Scholar in your browser, you will see Find It @ PCC links to full text if we have the article (Google Scholar sometimes also provides links to other free sources for full text).

Know Your Sources

When selecting sources for your research, it's important to know what type of source you're looking at. The Know Your Sources infographic will help give you an idea of who created and what went into the creation of the source you're looking at.

Know Your Sources Infographic


Creative Commons License
This content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.