Collection Development

Gender and Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines women’s experiences and gender roles as they affect the lives of women and men, culture, and the course of history. Most Gender and Women’s Studies scholarship is informed by a feminist perspective. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, material relevant to Gender and Women’s Studies is found throughout Memorial Library (the research library for the humanities and social sciences), in the (undergraduate) College Library Women’s Collection, the Social Work Library, the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, which is responsible for collecting material on North American women’s history, and virtually all other University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries.