In this final week of Women’s History Month, let’s have a callback to the first week where we had a collection of women’s literature. But this week, we will instead look at women in literature. Representation of female characters has not always been great; even in today’s books, women are not given the same agency, power, or mindful representation of their male counterparts. These books seek to analyze female characters in literature and they many roles they can hold in a story.
March is winding down but we are not done celebrating just yet. Did you know that you have access to dozens of journals and publications that focus specifically on women? Journals cover a wide range of topics from the incredibly broad (like Science which covers any…you guessed it… science related topics), to the very niche (like Dakota Tawaxitku Kin, or, The Dakota Friend, a journal last published in 1851 written in both English and the Dakota language). This week, let’s look at a few of the journals available to you that might be just the thing you need to finish off your next research assignment.
As we move into the middle of March and continue our mini book displays, lets shift focus and view the contributions through the lens of a very specific database all UAA students, staff, and faculty have access to. Meet the Press is a digital archive of the television program of the same name, created in 1947 by Martha Roundtree, the first and only female moderator of the show. The show features interviews with politicians from all sides of the political spectrum, frequently one-on-one, but sometimes interviews with multiple politicians in a round table style discussion.
When you first enter the database, there will be a selection of clips on the right-hand side hat you can select from to watch. If there is a specific date, politician, or topic you would like to see, select the red filter button above the videos to open a menu that will let you change parameters.
After selecting a video, controls are similar to other video player websites. At the top of the video, you get an option to enable transcripts, view more details of the video, or create personal clips of the video to save for viewing later.
For viewing enjoyment, here are a few clips of interest.
Women’s History Month continues with a string of bizarre weather changes culminating in Saturday’s big snow dump just in time for the Iditarod. If you’re feeling in the snowy mood, take a look at some of these books about women living and working in the Arctic and Antarctic while you cozy on up with a blanket.
March is Women’s History Month so to kick the month off right, let’s take a look at some great literature that you can pick up today at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.
Remember, you can place any of these items on hold to be picked up at the Main Circulation Desk by selecting “Place Hold” on the right-hand side of the page. Login using your Student ID number and PIN (hint: the default is the last four digits of your student ID number).