Database of the Week: Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Throughout this month, the library will be highlighting selections from our collection that acknowedledge and highlight  women throughout history. For more on the history of Women's History Month in the United States, here is some background information from the National Women's History Museum

Gerritsen Collection of Women's History 
A collection of over 4,700 books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. Materials dating from 1543-1945 were published in continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time.

Women's Magazine Archive 
An archive comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. 

Women, War, and Society, 1914-1918
A primary source collection of 29,000 documents and 2,400 photographs from more than 1,000 organizations. These primary source materials from the First World War cover the contribution of women to the war. The collection includes charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, and press cuttings.

For more resources, check out the following library's resources guides: 
To find any of the other 460 databases available in the library's online collection, go to The library's entire collection of research databases may be found in this alphabetized list. Databases can help you find journal articles, video, audio, current & historical news, and much more.

When you are off campus, you will need to login with your Kenyon username/password and DUO to access the library's online resources. For more information on off-campus access, please watch our video on Off-Campus Login and Linking to Full-Text, one of the Middle Path Minute videos in the library's tutorial series on YouTube. 

If you ever have any questions about using any of the library's databases or on how to find more library resources, don't hesitate to contact the library's Research & Reference Desk or email a librarian

We are available to help you, wherever you are. The Research & Reference Desk is open Sunday through Friday (hours vary each day) via chat, text (740-444-4031), and email ( You may also make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help.