Friday, March 19, 2010

National Women's History Month

The month of March marks the annual celebration of Women's History Month in which we honor the many accomplishments of women throughout history. From our ever-expanding collection of electronic databases, you can find information on women's issues through Contemporary Women's Issues. To access this database follow these steps:

1. Go to the SFPL home page, and under the eLibrary tab, select "Articles & Databases." You will need a San Francisco Public Library card to access databases from outside of the library.

2. Scroll down the list and select Contemporary Women's Issues - CWI.

3. Enter a topic such as "social equity":

4. You will now see some search results. Select any article to read it in its entirety.

The Contemporary Women's Issues database covers a wide range of topics and issues related to Women's Studies in various newsletters, journals, regional newspaper, and reports dating back to 1992. Sample topics include community organizations, crisis intervention, health, politics and government, pay equity, women's movement, sex roles and sex differences, and more. Note: This database allows only 2 concurrent users at any given time.

And while you're at it, don't forget to check out other library events and exhibitions taking place at the library to celebrate National Women's History Month.

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