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These encyclopedias and dictionaries add depth to your research on women, gender and sexuality.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History This link opens in a new window
Definitive reference work on women in world history.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism This link opens in a new window
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.
glbtq: an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, transgender & queer culture This link opens in a new window
Provides scholarly overviews on topics, people, places and events of significance to gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender and queer cultures and histories. No new content as of August 1, 2015.
Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History This link opens in a new window
A record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought.
Encyclopedia of Human Rights This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.