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English 89: Reading and Writing Women's Lives
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What is in this guide?

This is a short list of resources to help you learn more about your subject and the context of her life. Remember, depending on your subject you may research her in different ways - we will probably learn about family members differently than public figures. Have fun with your research!


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Primary Sources

Primary Sources come in all shapes and sizes - they can be images, newspaper articles, diaries, letters, and blog posts. Think about your subject and what is appropriate given the context of your subject's life.

  • Proquest Historical Newspapers
    Search articles, advertisements, reviews and more from major national newspapers such as the Atlanta Constitution, New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times.
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive
    This is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news, including newscasts from ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
    Search the full text of Canadian and American women's diaries and correspondence through history. This covers Colonial history through the 1950s.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Remember - if you have a contemporary subject, newspaper and magazine articles might be good sources of information! This database lets you search major news publications easily.


  • AP Images
    A collection of approximately 500,000 current and archived photos from the Associated Press's 50 million image library.
  • Vogue
    Click for Online Access to view all the images and texts for Vogue from 1892 - present.

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