Widdowson, Peter. The Palgrave guide to English literature and its contexts, 1500-2000. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)
This book gets The Cataloger’s Stamp of Approval. Not only does it have over 2,200 biographical entries on feminists, but there is also a photo essay in the center of the book, between pages 256 and 257.
If you can’t think of entries you’d want to read, look at the photo essay and pick some names from the captions. Or just randomly flip through the book. This one is worth browsing. What these women and men did, and still do, really inspires and impresses me to no end.
(Yes, your cataloger is a feminist. It’s time to accept the label.)
Ember, Carol R. and Melvin Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of medical anthropology: health and illness in the world’s cultures. New York: Springer, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)
Poddar, Prem, Rajeev S. Patke and Lars Jensen, eds. A historical companion to postcolonial literatures: continental Europe and its empires. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)
One of my favorite electronic collections is the Credo Reference collection. It includes well over 400 reference works, and what makes it amazing is that you can search them all at the same time. These items have just been added to the collection:
(Want to access databases from off-campus? Read this.)