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American Women's History Online

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The History of Women in America, from 1492 to the Present

American Women's History Online is an authoritative reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images and videos, and general and subject-specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women's history.

Historical videos cover such topics as working women, women in politics, and changing women's fashions. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase, or they can browse by topic and by time period—from nine historical periods relevant specifically to women's history.


  • Comprehensive Coverage: event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos, and biographies
  • Unique Topic Centers: specially selected entries on different eras of women's history to help users find a starting point for their research
  • Four Detailed Timelines: a general timeline spanning more than 500 years of American women's history, a timeline covering the history of reproductive rights and technology, and a timeline on women in politics, all updated monthly; plus a timeline of the American women's suffrage movement
  • Video Galleries
  • Authoritative Source List: full and partial text from a wealth of proprietary print titles.


  • Biographies
  • Events and topics
  • Primary sources
  • Images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos
  • Maps and charts
  • "Editor's Selection of the Month"
  • "Focus on History through Video" feature 
  • Dictionary
  • "Did You Mean...?" search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Examples of full citations in MLA, CMS, and APA styles.

--------- American Women's History Online Facts On File 05/01/2000