New Database: Women and Social Movements International

Welcome to Database of the Week! This blog series from the Robert W. Woodruff Library is intended to give you a brief introduction to databases that you may not know and to provide you with some tips to get you started.

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  • This week’s featured database: Women and Social Movements International, 1840-present, from Alexander Street Press
  • Find it: Go to or visit our databases page and under “Browse Databases,” select Women and Social Movements International
  • Description/focus: Contains primary source materials on women’s international activism since 1840 including conference proceedings, books, pamphlets, photographs, videos, articles from newspapers and journals, correspondence, diary entries, and memoirs. Some scholarly articles that comment on the collection are also included.
  • Start with this hint: Begin at the database Welcome page and Browse through the collection by topic or theme on the left. Another option is to do a visual browse through the images of featured titles or all titles, as displayed in the center of the page.

    Women and Social Movements International Database

    Women and Social Movements International Database

  • Why you should know this database: This database is the international complement to our U.S.-focused Women & Social Movements database (1600-2000) and includes a wealth of primary source historical documents, photographs, and other media, as well as insightful scholarly writing that comments on the collection.
  • How this will help researchers: The rich primary source materials in this database shed light on the lived experience of women activists of all nations, their social movements, and their breakthroughs  from the mid-1800s to the present day.
  • Who should I contact if I have a question?: If you would like more information about this database or a demonstration for a class, contact Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Librarian, Jennifer Elder (Jennifer [dot] J [dot] Elder [at] emory [dot] edu).



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