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Women's Studies Program

The resources on this libguide can be used for a general women's studies class or specific.

Newspaper Resources

Gov. Docs & Maps

Census Data:

Public Records created by various government agencies are collected and stored in archives, such as:

 Historical Maps:

Maps are an important component of historical study that can help you to understand events. Many libraries are now converting the most important historical maps into digital form so that they can be more widely used. Some good Web sites for historical maps are:

  • Perry-Castañeda Map Collection
    University of Texas Library site includes maps of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and other regions as well an extensive collection of links to other map sites. Also includes
  • Library of Congress Map Collections: 1500-2003
    Digital samples from the Library's historical collection are organized into seven subject areas, including exploration, cities and towns (shown in the illustration below), military battles. Map images can be zoomed so that small details are visible.  
  • WWW-VL: History: Maps
    This is an extensive guide to digital map collections. Use it to find information about map reading as well as many different kinds of maps.

Library Catalog

Search the library catalog to find primary sources owned by Madden Library.


Words in the subject field that may give clues to primary sources are:

charters / correspondence / diaries / early works / interviews / manuscripts / oratory / pamphlets / personal narratives / sources / speeches / letters / documents



Title:  The 1912 election and the power of progressivism: a brief history with documents


Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1912 -- Sources.   

Presidential candidates -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.   

Progressivism (United States politics) -- Sources.   

United States -- Politics and government -- 1909-1913 -- Sources.


Special Collection/CVPA

Please Note: These two special research centers have different openings then the Library.