Database of the Week: Women's History Month (Women Writers Edition)

March is Women's History Month. Throughout this month, the library is highlighting selections from our collection that acknowledge and highlight women from throughout history. This week, our selection of online databases focuses on women writers...

Perdita Manuscripts 
“Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form. Theses manuscripts were written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the 16th and 17th centuries

Travel Writing, Spectacle, and World History  offers a window into 19th and 20th century travel writing, as it documents travel to British, French, Chinese, and American destinations through the writing of women. Themes within this collection include empire, tourism, war, politics, cultural history, nature, the environment, and spiritual enlightenment.

Women Writers Online contains over 300 texts published between 1526 and 1850 focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics provides an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.

For more resources on Women's History, take a look at the following library resources guides: 

To find any of the 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.