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Women's History: Home

Learn more about the history, culture, and contributions of women.


Information on the subject of Women, Women’s Studies, and Women’s History will be useful in many courses and for personal reading and enrichment.  Although College of the Redwoods does not offer a degree or certificate in this topic, interested students may wish to transfer to a four year college that does offer it as a major.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for a research project on topics in Women's History. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. 

Use specific words. Use only one or two words.
Try both plural and singular forms, variant spellings, slang or street terms. Try varying combinations.
Combine subject or topic words with the word women, for example, women and employment
Use words from your textbook, technical or scholarly terms

  • Birth control
  • Breast cancer
  • Civil rights for women
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Equal rights amendment
  • Female CEOs
  • Female roles
  • Female stereotypes
  • Feminism
  • Gender equity in sports
  • Gender pay gap
  • Gender roles
  • Girl power
  • Girls
  • Glass ceiling
  • History of women
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers movement
  • Pay equity
  • Reproductive rights
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Sex bias
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual stereotypes
  • Suffrage
  • Suffragettes
  • Votes for women
  • Women and human rights
  • Women in business
  • Women in politics
  • Women in the military
  • Women leaders
  • Women social reformers
  • Women’s history
  • Women’s suffrage
  • Womens health
  • Women’s voting rights

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.

For Del Norte and Distance Education students

Online resources are set up to be accessible to all students from any location at any time. You may be prompted to login using your WebAdvisor ID and your eight digit birth date.  Physical format books from Eureka can be requested and delivered to Del Norte, and vice versa. 


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Cathy Cox
Cathy Cox
Library Director
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501