Celebrating 90 years of Women's Suffrage

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On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote.  The websites listed below celebrate the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage.  All of them have an education component useful for teachers.

Library of Congress -- Votes for Women
The collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign and a timeline.  There is a related unit for teachers: Collection Connection

Women's Suffrage by Scholastic (for teachers)
This education site includes the History of Women's Suffrage, When did women vote?, and One Woman votes in 1920: Effie Hobby's Story.

The National Archive has an online exhibit, Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment.  It is part of their Teaching with Documents curriculum. 

The Fight for Women's Suffrage  by The History Channel has pictures, video, and articles about the topic with "More to Explore" for people and groups, themes, events, and related topics. 

Google Images  has a great collection of photographs, cartoons, posters and related ephemera from the era. 

EBSCO databases have a new look! but the pdf viewer might need tweaking.

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Academic Search Premier and the like have improved the results list, detailed view (of a citation), default rankings, and the pdf viewer.

Results List  (see sample screen shot )

  • The limiters and date slider have been moved to the left column.
  • The right has folder items and related information.
  • A 'breadbox' tracks the numbers of results, your search terms, search options, and clusters applied to your search

Detailed View

  • Detailed record, fulltext on the left
  • New toolbox on the right (email, print, folder, etc.)

Default Rankings & Proximity Operator (W5)

  • Result List sort now defaults to Relevance (it was date)
  • The default search option has changed from phrase (as if enclosed in quotation marks) to terms within five words of each other (proximity).

PDF Viewer

  • Can navigate to other articles in an issue or chapters in a book.
  • For a short demo, click here.

Fixing the PDF Viewer
If the PDF opens up in a new screen, you can fix this by the following steps:
Open Adobe Reader | Edit | Preferences | Under Categories, select Internet | Web Browser Options | checkmark Display PDF in browser.

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