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Research Guides


This site brings together a selection of homepages and resources focusing on women's issues.

Web Sites

  • Center for the American Woman and Politics
    This site is a university-based (Reutgers) research, education and public service center created to "promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's relationship to politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life."


  • Concerned Women For America
    Founded in 1979, CWA represents American women who believe in "traditional Judeo-Christian values." It claims to be the largest pro-family organization in the U.S. This website has an archive of news releases, organized by topic, and provides access to the monthly magazine "Family Voice."


  • National Organization for Women
    Perhaps the best known liberal organization for women, NOW fights for women's rights in the courts and in the press. This site also includes a searchable archive of "The National NOW Times," a monthly newspaper.


  • Women of Color
    An annotated directory of links to a wide range of sites concerning issues of importance to women of color.


  • Women Organizing for Change
    This site features feminist news and issues alerts, provides many links to other women's resources on the Web and generally works to promote equality and justice in all areas of American society. It is avowedly against the "anti-woman Radical Right."

Materials in the UW Libraries

  • Lilith; the Independent Jewish Women's Magazine
    Suzzallo/Allen Stacks
    BM729.W6 L54

    Also Available Online

    This journal covers issues of concern to Jewish women in general and Orthodox feminists in particular. See also Religion and Politics.


  • Ms. Magazine
    Suzzallo/Allen Stacks
    AP2 M78

    Also Available Online

    Ms. Magazine is perhaps the best known popular-press feminist journal.


  • Off Our Backs
    Microforms & Newspapers Collection
    Microfilm A8238

    Characterizing itself as "a woman's news magazine," Off Our Backs presents current issues from a feminist perspective.


  • Seattle Chapter NOWsletter
    Special Collections Stacks Oversize
    HQ1439.S4 N69

    Also Available Online

    The local newsletter for the National Organization of Women.