Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family by
Publication Date: 2003
Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.
Encyclopedia of Sociology by
Publication Date: 2000
Online version of the five volume, 2nd edition (2000) of Macmillan's standard encyclopedia. It provides a scholarly introduction to the field.
The Encyclopedia of Sociology is in the Ready Reference Section, or use the linked title to access the full text online.
Biography Reference Bank
Offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.
Biography Reference Center
This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Including coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
Full text of annual summaries of scholarship in over three dozen academic disciplines up through 2020.
Information on Women by Country
CIA World Fact Book
Good overviews, including maps, of most of the countries in the world.
A compilation of data on key gender topics from national statistics agencies, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys.
U.S. Census Bureau: International Data Base
The U.S. Census Bureau mounts an International Data Base (IDB) with data from 227 countries on population, number of births per mother, etc. and has a page of links to official statistical agencies in other countries.
Woman Stats Projects
Compiles information about worldwide women's issues such as health, security, legal concerns, etc. Includes 260 data variable for 174 countries.
To search users must create a free account.
Broad Country Overviews
Feminist Theories and Philosophies
International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities by
Publication Date: 2007
Comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. Composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields.
American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia by
Publication Date: 2003
A Historical Encyclopedia explores the wide range of identities and experiences that have defined men and masculinity in the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present. In more than 250 articles--analyzes American manhood through historical eras and events; sexuality and the body; cultural icons and symbols; attitudes and behaviors; work and leisure; institutions and organizations; controversial issues and movements; key figures; family and the life cycle; literature, film, theater, and art; theories and concepts; and identities based on race, ethnicity, class, age, and region. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading and a list of other articles with additional information on a topic.
Earlham College • 801 National Road West • Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095