Selected Bibliographies compiled for the University of South Carolina
Annual Women's Studies Conference, February 25-26, 1999
The name is becoming very familiar and a part of our lives. We call it the World Wide Web,
WWW, Web, Internet, or Net or any number of other names. Information, sometimes new and
sometimes old, has been made accessible electronically by our computers. The same kinds of
criteria that we use to define quality information should be used when looking at information on
the Web. There's good information, bad information, and everything in between. Don't let your
judgement be swayed, just because it's on the Web. To the best of my ability I have tried to
make sure that the web addresses are correct. If you've used the web at all, you are familiar with
the ease that web sites come and go. If the address given isn't responding, try shortening the
address or try doing a web search for the title given.
If you aren't familiar with using the Web, Thomas Cooper Library offer classes in beginning and
advanced searching of the Web or arrangements can be made to have someone come to your
office. The schedule is available on the USC Training page - University Libraries http://training.csd.sc.edu/tcl/tcl.htm
Or contact Marilee Birchfield, Thomas Cooper Library, phone: 777-4267,
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes
education and equity for all women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the
AAUW public policy program. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association, the
AAUW Educational Foundation, and the AAUW Legal Advocacy.
CANADIAN WOMEN'S STUDIES ON-LINE
This site provides information on Women's Studies Programs, Resources & Women's
Organizations in Canada.
- Graduate Collaborative Program in Women's Studies
- University of Toronto
FEMINISM AND WOMEN'S STUDIES
This page, produced by the English Department at Carnegie Mellon University, publishes
women's studies and feminist works, particularly focusing on issues of sex, gender, sexual
identity and sexuality in cultural practices.
NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION
NWSA supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and
professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a
locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the
WOMEN'S STUDIES DATABASE
- University of Maryland
- 7100 Baltimore Blvd.
- Ste. 500
- College Park, MD 20740
- phone: (301) 403-0525
- fax: (301) 403-4137
The University of Maryland women's studies database, begun in September 1992, serves
those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues. Some
of the topics covered are bibliographies, educational opportunities, syllabi, and film reviews.
- inforM Staff
- University of Maryland
WOMEN'S STUDIES/WOMEN'S ISSUES RESOURCE SITES
This is a selective, alphabetical listing of web sites containing resources and information about
women's studies/women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic
women's studies program. From Joan Korenman - one of the best and most comprehensive sites.
- Joan Korenman
- University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
CAVNET COMMUNITIES AGAINST VIOLENCE NETWORK
The purpose of the CAVNET homepage is to serve as a searchable, authoritative source of
information about violence against women, children, persons with disabilities, gays and lesbians,
and others. The issues directory is kept up-to-date.
The Clothesline Project puts a human face on the statistics of violence against women. The
Project increases awareness of the impact of violence against women, celebrates a woman's
strength to survive, and provides an avenue for her to courageously break the silence.
National Network Office of the Clothesline Project: (508) 385-7004
FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES &
Listing of state and national hotlines and resource centers with complete addresses. Email listing
and/or Internet web addresses where available.
JAMES AND JENNIFER HARRELL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DOMESTIC
The James and Jennifer Harrell Center for the study of domestic violence is dedicated to the
prevention of domestic violence in all its forms including: partner abuse, child maltreatment,
elder abuse and date rape. The Center provides leadership in research, resources, training, and
advocacy. The Center's vision is to increase awareness of this issue at the state, national and
- Martha L. Coulter, Dr.P.H.
- Associate Professor
- Department of Community and Family Health
- College of Public Health
- University of South Florida
MEN AND WOMEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Men and Women Against Domestic Violence is an internet-based coalition of men and
women working to address the issue of domestic violence. We declare that this is not just a
women's issue, but is very much a men's issue, too. Therefore, it is our responsibility to educate
and advocate against physical, mental, emotional and sexual violence of all kinds. We offer
advocacy and information, but not clinical advice. The Paladin Group, a consulting firm, is
located in Santa Barbara, CA but their page has a nice set of Internet links.
- Janet Murphy, M.A.
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is dedicated to the
empowerment of battered women and their children and to the elimination of personal and
societal violence in the lives of women and their children. NCADV's work includes coalition
building at the local, state, regional and national levers; public education and awareness
activities; training and technical assistance; public policy development and monitoring;
information and referral services. The organization doesn't provide service but works to help
those who do want to provide service.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- P.O. Box 18749
- Denver, CO 80218
- Phone: 303-839-1852
- Fax: 303-831-9251
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
One call summons immediate help, in English or Spanish, 24 hours a day, seven days each week.
Interpreters are available to translate an additional 139 languages. The Hotline may be reached
toll-free by phone from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) *** 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) The National Domestic Violence
Hotline links individuals to help in their area using a nationwide database that includes detailed
information on domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and
assistance programs, and social service programs.
The web site provides a listing of actions that might indicate the need to contact the hotline,
statistics, and the organization's links to other web sites.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- P.O. Box 161810
- Austin, TX 78716
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
National Organization for Women - key issues, one of which is Violence against
THE NATIONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUND
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FUND) is a national non-profit organization that focuses
on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform. The FUND compiles an
up-to-date general fact sheet on domestic violence and regularly commissions public opinion
studies. We also conduct studies and compile statistics on critical issues related to domestic
violence in the healthcare, criminal justice, children's, military and workplace arenas.
- National Violence Prevention Fund
"NO SAFE PLACE."
PBS companion site for the program "No Safe Place." The documentary film tells the moving
stories of women who have been battered, assaulted, raped, and stories of men who commit these
crimes. Also featured are interviews with several nationally recognized experts who look at
causes and solutions, additional articles on the topic, teaching guides, and resources for more
information or help.
- Public Broadcasting Service
- 1320 Braddock Place
- Alexandria, VA 22314
KATE ORMAN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: INFORMATION
This is a personal page but has a good listing of Internet web links. Kate also gives
guidance about doing research papers and where to find information you might need.
- Kate Orman
- Macquarie University
- Sydney, Australia
SAFE STOP ABUSE FOR EVERYONE
SAFE is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, information, and support for men
and women who are the victims of domestic violence. Concentrates on domestic violence
against straight men, gay men, and lesbian women, because few services exist for these groups.
- Jade Rubick
- 573 Indian Rd
- Toronto, Ontario M6P 2B9 Canada.
SAFETYNET DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
Resources, statistics (with verifiable citations), Domestic Violence Handbook,
bibliographies, and links to other sources.
US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE
Federal Legislation and regulations, publications and fact sheets, grant opportunities, press
releases, remarks and speeches on violence against women, links to other federal agencies.
YAHOO SOURCES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The page has Internet links to statistics about violence and abuse. It also describes The
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) http://www.rainn.org a non-profit
organization based in Washington, D.C. that operates a national toll-free hotline for victims of
FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION - SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE CRISIS
Telephone numbers, addresses for state and national resources.
SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION PAGE
The Sexual Assault Information Page (SAIP) is a not-for-profit information and referral service
created and maintained by Chris Bartley. SAIP provides information concerning acquaintance
rape, child sexual abuse/assault, incest, rape, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
Informational links are also given for subjects not as frequently covered such as dissociative
disorder, post traumatic stress, rape trauma syndrome, and secondary victims. The site hasn't
been updated recently but the information might still prove useful.
THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION NETWORK
The Child Abuse Prevention Network is the Internet Center for professionals in the field of
child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment,
neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. The
Network provides unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification,
investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. An in-depth
page with lots of news, statistics, bookmarks to other sites, and organizations. The network is
involved with many different partners which gives them access to good resources and covers
- Tom Hanna
- Program Leader
- Child Abuse Prevention Network
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
As the nation's resource center for child protection, the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC) spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children
and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual
exploitation. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1984, NCMEC operates under a
Congressional mandate and works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
- Suite 550
- 2101 Wilson Boulevard
- Arlington, VA 22201-3077
- Telephone 703-235-3900 / FAX 703-235-4067
- 24-hour Hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE
The NCPCA mission is a nationwide commitment to prevent child abuse in all its forms and
our vision is one in which every child is free from abuse and neglect, safely nurtured by a loving
family, and supported by a caring community. Statistics, lots of information on prevention,
information for parents and children, and publications produced for the organization.
- 200 South Michigan Avenue
- Seventeenth Floor
- Chicago, IL 60604-4357
- PHONE: (312) 663-3520 / FAX: (312) 939-8962
FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION - SEXUAL HARASSMENT RESOURCE LIST
NOW - INITIATIVE TO STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Our primary goal is to help make networking for women -- both off and online -- easy to do. We
hope that FEMINIST.COM will become a place where women can meet, exchange ideas, get
information, build a business, become active, participate in government and empower themselves
and the world around them -- a woman's cyber community if you will. The Internet may be the
best agency that the women's movement has to keep connected, informed and active.
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