Women and the Military
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
Library Catalog Articles
Text-only version for printing
Web Site Links
Civil War Women -- Primary Sources on the Internet
Rated among the top humanities Websites by the National
Endowment for the Humanities, Duke University's Civil War Women
online archive provides primary source documents about women's
experiences in the Civil War.
"A site for women in the military, women contemplating military
service, and women veterans." Message boards, FAQs and
information about military service in all branches. Last
Military Women Veterans : Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow
A fascinating and very thorough site about women in the military.
The site, authored by retired U.S. Air Force Captain Barbara Wilson,
gives historical information from the American Revolution to the
present. There are also many statistics, pictures and links to
other sites. This site is very current.
Women : Military
Interesting site on the history of women in the military by
service branch, i.e. Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as by conflict.
Women Come to the Front (WW II)
The Library of Congress provides biographical and photo archival
materials about women journalists, photographers and
broadcasters in WW II.
Military Service for America Memorial
This site is presented by the "Women in Military Service for
America Memorial" and includes links to historical information,
statistics and photographs. Although much of the site is about
the memorial museum, the "History Articles" link is especially useful
for its facts about the contributions of various ethnic groups in the
This is an excellent website focused on women in the military
during the war in Vietnam. There is excellent information on
women who served, and in what capacity. There is also
information on nurses, the Red Cross and female journalists covering
Women's History : Military and War : Women's Roles
This site has a vast array of information on women's military and war
history, women who served in support roles and how women's roles
changed from women who stayed home. There are many biographical
entries, articles on spies, nurses, museums, POW's and much more.
(Rio Hondo Students only) top
Features updated reports by the Congressional Research Service
on current topics. Enter "women military" to bring up
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues.
Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine,
academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents,
statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text to Gale Reference print volumes.
Type in "women AND military" to find many book articles.
Controversies @ FACTS.com
Features updated reference reports on current topics in the
news. Enter in "women AND military."
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Should women be allowed to serve in combat in
the U.S. Armed Forces?
Call number: Ref UB418.W65W64 2008
Women and the military : an encyclopedia
Call number: Ref U21.75.S54 1996
Women in the military
Call number: Ref UB418.W65S46 2007
Women's rights (Contemporary issues companion)
Call number: Ref HQ1236.W65265 2003
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
United States--Armed Forces--Women
Women and the military
Women and war
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a list
of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SU(women) AND (combat)
SU(women) AND SU(military personnel)
SU(women) AND SU(armed forces)
SU(women) AND SU(armed forces) AND SU(vietnam war)
SU(women) AND SU(military policy)
Researched and evaluated by:
E. Ball, Librarian 4/2003
last update: T. Shabelnik, Librarian 3/2010