Government Information on Women's Issues via the Internet compiled by Jill Morrissey, University of Connecticut June 1994 Searching for government information on women's issues is easier thanks to the Internet. Information such as factsheets, online Supreme Court documents, Congressional Research Service reports on women's health, and current legislation is a sampling of what is now available. Most of the information can be accessed through the University of Maryland's gopher, which is a clearinghouse for women's studies information. Other gopher sites at the Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota have also dedicated much time and effort to make women's studies information accessible electronically. Gopher sites 1. Gopher to inform.umd.edu. Choose Educational Resources, then Women's Studies. The two main sections for government information are the GENDER ISSUES Section and the GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS Section. GENDER ISSUES: Chilly Climate case studies and reports Glass Ceiling Dept. of Labor Information Merit Systems Protection Board Report Higher Education Status Reproductive Rights abortion survey Clinton speech governor of Guam v. society of obstetricians Ireland referendum National Organization for Women v. Scheidler Ohio v. Akron Planned Parenthood v. Casey Rust v. Sullivan Sex Discrimination Guaranteeing Equal Rights for Women Statement on the Equal Rights Amendment Supreme Court Developments Anti-Discrimination projects in Switzerland Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women J.E.B. petitioner v. Alabama Pregnancy Discrimination Private Sector Information Statement of Senator Kennedy Sexual Harassment Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Information Merit Systems protection Board Report University of Maryland Manual sexual harassment bibliography sexual harassment resources tailhook 91 (part 1, review of the Navy investigations) Violence and Women A Week in the Life of America (Senate Judiciary Committee Report) Department of Justice Information The Response to Rape (Senate Judiciary Committee Report) Violence Against Women Teaching Guide Biden statement Boxer's testimony Caucus report Facts Korean Council Information Koss Letter Morella's testimony Nomas addresses Statistics Violence Against Women Act Women in the Workforce Diversity in the Workforce 'The Changing Face of the Federal Workforce: A Symposium on Diversity' Work and Family Needs Earnings differences between women and men Facts on Working Women Family and Medical Leave Act Information Federal Reserve Employment Practices Milestones: 70 years of women's labor history Publications of the Women's Bureau The Women's Bureau (in the Dept. of Labor): what it is, what it does Working Woman's Guide to her Job Rights Women's Health (full-text Congressional Research Service reports) AIDS references Alcohol and Women Breast Cancer Breast Implants Endometriosis Resources Ovarian Cancer Public Health Service Agenda References Women and HIV GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: Congressional Caucus Updates Council of Presidents (group of 80 national women's organizations that coordinate public policy action on shared legislative priorities) council members Getting Women Elected Legislative Agenda Women ask... Women's Agenda >From the White House Nominations and Appointments Position Papers breast-cancer-coverage civil-rights gays + lesbians health-care women's-issues Press Conferences and Press Releases Proclamations equality-day national mammography-day women+girls -in-sports-day Speeches and Remarks Getting It Gazette The Getting It Gazette exists to make sure that women do not become merely a media sidebar in campaign and election coverage. With ten million more women of voting age than men, it is no longer necessary to watch our interests shrink to a dot in the Big Picture. Women's Issues, after all, are bipartisan, and so is the Getting it Gazette. Military Factsheet about women in the military Selected data about women in the military Tailhook 91 (part 1, review of the Navy investigations) Political Progress Factsheet on Women's Political Progress Women in Congress Biographies firsts house senate 2. Gopher to inform.umd.edu. Choose Educational Resources, then Government. Under United States the menu is: Current National Issues included: Census 90 Executive (White House and Agencies) Federal Information News Syndicate (FINS) Historical Documents Legislative (Congress) Supreme Court Documents good for searching by keyword United States Commerce Business Daily United States Federal Register United States Government Gopher included: Federal Government Information (via Library of Congress) CYFERNet UDSA Children Youth Family Education Research Network U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Children Youth Family Educational Research Network Joan Campbell of Wellesley College compiled the following gopher sites for women's studies information: 3. Gopher to niord.shsu.edu. Choose Government, Political Science and Law, then 4. Abortion and Reproductive Rights 4. Gopher to marvel.loc.gov. Choose U.S. Congress, then Congressional Gophers, and 4. Legislate Gopher, then 3. Legislation, then 1. 103rd Congress--Legislation, then 2. Hot Bills (abortion, fetal tissue, etc.) 5. Gopher to gopher.undp.org. Choose 2. United Nations Resolutions, then 2. General Assembly Resolutions, then 12. 47th session. Type a slash /, type women to find 93. Improvement on the status of women. Listservs that focus on women's studies information are a good source to send 'stumper' questions: FEMINIST is owned by the Feminist Task Force of ALA and includes many librarians who have a strong interest in women's studies. to subscribe: send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to send mail: send to email@example.com FEMISA focuses on gender, women and international relations, world politics, international political economy, and global politics. To subscribe: send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org FEMJUR is for women's legal issues. Send mail to email@example.com or to suvm.bitnet WMN-HLTH, which is an electronic newsline started by the Center for Women's Health Research. Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to listserv@uwavm WMST-L serves academic and professional needs of people involved in women's studies teaching, research, librarianship, and programming. Send mail to email@example.com The best database for women's studies is CARL UnCover, which is accessible through the Internet. Telnet to uncover.carl.org. Also, a list I compiled of search tips and the women's studies related journals included in CARL UnCover is available by gophering to inform.umd.edu. Choose Educational Resources, then Women's Studies, then Reference Room, then Using CARL UnCover.