Women's Literature Reference Guide

Databases  Reference  Books  Journals  Videos  Web Sites 

This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in accounting and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your researchask a librarian. 


Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in theology. 

To select the database(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Literary Scholarship:

Most Frequently Used Databases for Finding Literature:

Additional databases are available from our Databases for English.
Or select other databases from all database options.

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Help Using the Databases

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Advance Database Tools for Organizing your Research


Learn about bookmarking your articles, creating alerts, saving your searches, and more from videos on using advance tools in the databases. 

Reference & Books

Reference works may be intended for a general audience or for a scholarly audience within a specific discipline. It is recommended that you read the preface or introduction to a work to help determine what kind of information, as well as the authority and knowledge of the contributing authors, you can expect to find. (more info...)  

Womens Literature Reference & Books in the library

Reference Online



Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on women wrtiers and the Victorian era.



  • Distinguished Women of Past and Present  
    • Go to the subject section and click on "Literature and Poetry" to find over 170 women writers from all over the globe listed, plus their profiles and overviews of their works. 
  • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
    • Contains documents from Duke University pertaining to the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States during the 1960's and 1970's. 
  • Emory Women Writers Resource Project
    •  A collection of both edited and unedited texts by women writing in English, 17th-19th century. 
  • The Victorian Web: An Overview
    •  Includes an impressive "Authors" category, which offers a list of both male and female authors of the time period (e.g., Bronte sisters, Christina Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning). Each author has a link to information about his/her life, works, and social contexts.  

 Past last updated: 11 June 2014| ODU Library Reference Services