Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 21:18.
I'd like to find statistics on number of women employed by particular industry in European countries.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) collects employment data by industry. You can access it two ways:
Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 13:08.
I am writing a paper on the female image in the U.S. during World War II (especially propaganda). I was wondering which databases would be useful.
Useful databases include America History and Life, Women's Resource International, and Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000. In Searchworks, search for subject terms such as World War, women, and propaganda. When you find relevant books, look at the Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, and click on them for related sources. Additionally, Stanford's Hoover Library has a collection of war posters. Some websites have digitized posters as well (e.g., Recruiting Posters for Women from World War II and Women Veterans Historical Collection).
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 23:21.
I'm looking for literature about widows in Varanasi, India--particularly their social and economic conditions.
You might not find many sources on a particular region but you should be able to find literature on women's social and economic conditions and gender in India. If you search in Searchworks using subject terms "widows" and "India," you will find a few titles that will lead you to these subjects:
Additionally, here is a list of article databases to look at:
Submitted by email@example.com on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 22:07.
I am doing a paper on the subprime lending market and its effects on minorities. I have found lots of newspaper articles, but I don’t know where to find other scholarly resources.
To start, use Searchworks and search for "subprime lending." You will get records for several government documents, including May 2007 Congressional Hearings on the issue. If you click on the title, you will see a link for the Electronic version of the Hearing transcripts. There are also several reports from 2000 about the unequal burden in subprime lending. Also in Searchworks, try searching for "discrimination and mortgage loans" under "subject terms," which yields other relevant books and documents.
You may also want to try the database ABI/Inform, searching for “mortgages and racial discrimination.” Use the tabs at the top of the Results list to see results from scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, or newspapers. Also, the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has useful information about this topic.