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How do I search Women and Social Movements Library?

Search for primary sources in this database.

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Search Women and Social Movements Library

Step 1:

Access Women and Social Movements Library. (If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password)  This database combines three smaller databases into one, so you can do one search and retrieve results from all three.  If you'd rather search them separately, use these links:

Step 2:

Enter your search terms in the box at the top, and click Search.

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Step 3:

limit results using filters on leftReview your results.  This database contains mostly primary source documents, such as letters, pamphlets, speech transcripts, oral histories, photographs, etc.  It helps when searching this database to limit your results using the filters on the left. These are the most useful ones:

Content Type - Limit by letter, pamphlet, speech, etc.  This is very helpful if you know what kind of primary source you are looking for.

Person Discussed - Limit your results by a specific person.  Are you writing about Alice Paul or Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton?  Find sources that deal with specific individuals.

Organization Discussed - Limit by National League of Women Voters or Women's Christian Temperance Union, etc.  Find sources that deal with the work of specific organizations.

Year Written - Limit by the year of the document.  This is important because, for example, the suffrage movement started in the 1840s and continued off and on until the amendment was passed in 1920.  

Step 4:

Click the title of the source to read it.  

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Are you looking for secondary sources (articles and books) about women's history?  Try these databases: