Sources for Women's Studies/Feminist Information in the Internet


Edition:                Second Edition                                          
Date:                   Fall 1993                                               
Author/contact:         Laura Hunt                                              
Contact e-mail:         lahun@umich.edu                                         
Institution:            University of Michigan                                  
Keywords:               womens studies, feminist, women                         
Audience:               Anyone interested in finding or                         
                        teaching about finding womens                           
                        studies, feminist, or women                             
                        information on the Internet.                            

I compiled this information in the Spring of 1993 for an Independent Study class. During my research I found that while there is not a great deal of information available specifically labeled Feminist or Womens Studies, there are quite a few resources available for those seeking feminist and womens studies information. I have made appendicies to the booklet for those resources which I consider the most valuable sources of information in Womens Studies on the Internet today. Feel free to download and use this guide to facilitate your research or as a model for bibliographic instruction. If you do decide to use this guide, please send me a message to let me know that you are using it and to share any suggestions you have on ways to improve it. This guide was created with the intention that it be downloaded and used by those conducting or facilitating Feminist or Womens Studies research. I ask only that you retain my name on the booklet when you are using or distributing it. I welcome comments and suggestions. I would like to thank Lynn Westbrook and for all of her wonderful support and enthusiasm in this project, as well as the folks who responded to my requests for information (over the Listservs) when I was just beginning. Special thanks to Lou Rosenfeld, Joan Korenman and Paula Gaber for their time and help in preparing and posting this booklet. And of course many thanks to Ed Krol for his book The Whole Internet, without which I would never have begun this project.

Thank you. --Laura Hunt (lahun@umich.edu) School of Library and Information Studies University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction................................1.00 Internet Resources..........................2.00

        GOPHER servers......................2.01                                
        E-MAIL..............................2.02                                
        LIBRARY CATALOGS....................2.03                                
        NETWORK NEWS........................2.04                                
        CAMPUS WIDE INFORMATION.............2.05                                
        FREE NETS...........................2.06                                
        WAIS servers........................2.07                                
        TELNET..............................2.08                                
        FTP.................................2.09                                
Internet Search-Tools.......................3.00                                
        GOPHER..............................3.01                                
        WAIS................................3.02                                
        WWW (World Wide Web)................3.03                                
        ARCHIE..............................3.04                                
        VERONICA............................3.05                                
        Anonymous FTP.......................3.06                                
        FTP commands........................3.07                                
Sample Addresses............................4.00                                
        Sample GOPHER.......................4.01                                
        Sample FTP..........................4.02                                
        Sample TELNET.......................4.03                                
        Sample E-MAIL FTP...................4.04                                
        Sample ARCHIE.......................4.05                                
        Sample WAIS.........................4.06                                
        Sample WWW..........................4.07                                
        Sample FINGER.......................4.08                                
        Sample FREENET......................4.09                                
        Sample LIBRARY CATALOG..............4.10                                

Hints ....................................5.00 Networking Over the Internet................6.00 Addresses of LISTSERVS......................6.01

        BIFEM-L.............................6.02                                
        BISEXU-L............................6.03                                
        EDUCOM-W............................6.04                                
        FEMAIL..............................6.05                                
        FEMECON-L...........................6.06                                
        FEMINIST............................6.07                                
        FEMISA..............................6.08                                
        FEMREL-L............................6.09                                
        FIST................................6.10                                
        GAYNET..............................6.11                                
        GENDER..............................6.12                                
        GEOGFEM.............................6.13                                
        GLB-NEWS............................6.14                                
        H-WOMEN.............................6.15                                
        HELWA-L.............................6.16                                
        KOL-ISHA............................6.17                                
        LIS.................................6.18                                
        MEDFEM-L............................6.19                                
        NOGLSTP.............................6.20                                
        SAPPHO..............................6.21                                
        SASH................................6.22                                
        SOUTH ASIAN WOMENS NET..............6.23                                
        SSSSTALK............................6.24                                
        STOPRAPE............................6.25                                
        SWIP-L..............................6.26                                
        SYSTERS.............................6.27                                
        WIML-L..............................6.28                                
        WISENET.............................6.29                                
        WMN-HLTH............................6.30                                
        WMST-L..............................6.31                                
        WOMEN...............................6.32                                
        WOMEN WRITERS PROJECT...............6.33                                
        WIPHYS..............................6.34                                
        Gay/Lesbian/Bi- and Trans-sexual                                        
        E-MAIL Lists........................6.35                                
        Pay-For Services....................7.00                                
        WON (Womens Online Network).........7.01                                
        WIRE (Womens Information Resource                                       
        Exchange)...........................7.02                                
Appendix 1..................................8.00                                
        WMST-L Listserv ....................8.01                                
        WMST-L Archive......................8.02                                
Appendix 2..................................9.00                                
        InforM Womens Studies DataArchive...9.01                                

1.00 Introduction:

As Womens Studies is such a broad non- traditional transdisciplinary field, sources for research are not always easy to find. One usually has to consult several different sources in order to find adequate material for Womens Studies research. One source of information is the Internet. What follows is a description of the Internet and some of the resources and search-tools it provides, along with some tips on how to search for sources on women. Keep in mind as you try out the different addresses that during normal working business hours some of the services may be working at their maximum capacity (with so many people signed-on at one time) and you may not be granted access. It is best to try in the evening, when there are not as many people using the servers.

The Internet is an international web of computer networks which includes federal, regional, campus and international networks. The Internet offers a wide range of services i.e. electronic mail, bulletin boards, file transfer, remote login, index programs, etc. It is important to remember that the Internet is very large and offers a wide variety of information on just about any topic you can think of. What you will need to do is learn the ways to filter out the information you need from this huge network of information. Good Luck!

2.00 Resources Available Over The Internet

2.01 GOPHER Servers: A menu-based system for exploring Internet resources. This is a good one begin with, as Gopher accesses other servers for you, so you can first get a feel for whats out there through Gopher, then use TELNET or FTP to retrieve specific materials within your subject area.

2.02 E-MAIL: Lets you send and retrieve messages with other individuals. You can also have information sent to you about Listservs or other services, by sending a message (to the address) requesting information.

2.03 LIBRARY CATALOGS: Library catalogs from all around the world are accessible through the Internet. The easiest way to locate and search these is through the Gopher system.

2.04 NETWORK NEWS: Discussion Groups or Bulletin Boards allow you to read and post electronic discussions of technical and non-technical issues which have been sent to public news-groups. Discussions are organized under subject categories. You can join their mailing lists or simply browse their contents.

2.05 CAMPUS WIDE INFORMATION Systems and

Directory Service: Use this to see whats happening on other campuses and to find out what information is accessible through other colleges and universities. You can also search for resource and information services about women through this service.

2.06 FREENETS: These are grassroots networking services established for urban communities. Contain bulletin boards, electronic discussion groups and other information services.

2.07 WAIS Servers: Wide-Area Information Servers, a tool for looking up information in databases or libraries across the Internet. [See Internet Search-Tools -- below]

2.08 TELNET: Enables you to logon to other (remote) computers on the Internet.

        [Type] Telnet  <address>                                                
        [Type] Help or  ? (for a list of commands)                              

2.09 FTP Servers: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) enables you to copy a file from a remote computer and send it to your system (your computer). Basically, FTP means moving files from one place to another. [See Internet Tools -- below]

access: [Type] FTP <remote machine name>

3.00 Internet Search-Tools

These are the tools (software applications) you can use to find information through the Internet. I have provided a sample address for each of these tools, along with a tip on how to find the commands you need to use to navigate some of these services. [keep in mind that some of these tools implement the others, so you might be using two at once after only calling up one].

3.01 GOPHER: A tool which allows for tunneling through the Internet through a series of menus. It also helps you to access the resources it lists. Use Gopher to browse for resources using system of menus. Gopher can Telnet or FTP for you.

Access the University of Minnesota gopher server for an example of a gopher server. Many institutions (primarily academic institutions on the Internet) are operating gopher servers, so you really have your choice of where to begin.

3.02 WAIS: Internet service for searching indexed material (words or phrases). It is similar to Gopher, yet it conducts your search for you by Keyword. WAIS is a distributed text searching system, which operates with keyword searches.

        access:  TELNET quake.think.com   Or                                    
                 TELNET nnsc.nsf.net                                            
        Login:   WAIS                                                           
        commands:Type Help or ? for a list of                                   
                   commands to use in WAIS.                                     

3.03 WWW: World Wide Web. A Hypertext menu-based service which allows access to different resources across the Internet. WWW is an attempt to organize all the information on the Internet and make it available under subject headings. You traverse the web by links which hook documents together. It is more flexible than Gopher.

        access:   Telnet info.cern.ch   Or                                      
                  Telnet www.njit.edu                                           
        Login:    WWW                                                           
        commands: Type Help or ? for a list of                                  
                  commands.                                                     

3.04 ARCHIE: A system which allows index searching of publicly available files on the Internet. Archie indexes servers and file directories. A *Whatis* search is a Keyword search.

         TELNET archie.sura.net  Or                                             
         TELNET archie.rutgers.edu                                              
         Login:  archie                                                         
         [type] Whatis Women                                                    
         [type] Help (for a list of commands)                                   

[Use Archie to find the servers or files you want, then TELNET to servers or FTP files to yourself]

3.05 VERONICA: A system which enables one to conduct keyword searches of Gopher titles on the Internet.

3.06 Anonymous FTP: Enables you to connect to a remote computer as an anonymous user or guest in order to transfer public files back to your local computer. (Usually, with anonymous FTP you can only Get copies of files). This is the most frequently used form of FTP for beginners, as access is public and the Login is usually anonymous (you do not have to be on a special list to access these files).

        access: [Type]  FTP <remote machine name>                               
        login:  [Type]  anonymous   Or    ftp                                   
        password:  <your e-mail address>                                        

FTP commands: [This is just a few of the commands you need to know to get started with FTP]

        dir  [listing of filenames in the directory]                            
        ls [listing of filenames, less complete than                            
                dir results]                                                    
        cd directory [remote directory]                                         
        lcd directory [local directory]                                         
        pwd [means *print working directory* use this                           
                if youre lost]                                                  
        Get <source file name> <the file you want a                             
                copy of>                                                        
        Put <source file name> <name of the new copy>                           
        Quit [exits FTP]                                                        

4.00 SAMPLE ADDRESSES This is a list of addresses which might help you along with your Womens Studies or Feminist research.

4.01 Sample GOPHER contact

Access: Using gopher software,locate the University of Maryland InforM gopher interface and follow this path: University of Maryland / Educational Resources / Womens Studies

[note: this is a wonderful electronic archive, it contains syllabi, research, resources and other information of value to those in the Womens Studies community. It is also possible to Telnet directly to the University of Marylands gopher (see Sample Telnet addresses). Most of the files on the University of Marlyands Womens Studies Data Archvie have come from the WMST-L listserv. (See Listserv addresses) You can FTP documents from the WMST-L archive via e-mail (directions on how to do this come when you subscribe to WMST-L)]

4.02 Sample FTP Addresses Queer Resources Directory: is a good resource for gay, lesbian and bisexual communities. It contains information on AIDS (facts and treatments), publications of interest, civil rights, and domestic partnership.

        Access:                                                                 
        FTP nifty.andrew.cmu.edu                                                
        LOGIN:  anonymous                                                       
        cd pub/QRD/qrd [for the directory]                                      

For more information, E-mail: buckmr@rpi.edu

Project Gutenberg: offers many books in print and almanac files.

        Access:                                                                 
        FTP mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu                                                
        cd pub/etext                                                            

4.03 Sample TELNET Address University of Marylands Womens Studies Online Data Archive: A wonderful resource for anyone who has anything to do with Womens Studies. Once you are in the Womens Studies level, you can explore all the resources the database has to offer, ranging from gender- related Electronic forums, to print and non-print publications on Womens Studies, and notices of conferences or calls for papers.

        Access:                                                                 
        Telnet Inform.umd.edu                                                   
        Login:  gopher                                                          
        [Return] / Inform--Gopher interface [Return]                            
        / Educational Resources [Return] / Womens                               
        Studies [Return] then move to your area of                              
        interest.                                                               

4.04 Sample E-MAIL FTP Internet Accessible Library Catalogs and Databases: a listing of several hundred online library catalogs. To FTP the list through E-mail (to your E-mail account)

        Send an E-Mail message to:                                              
        LISTSERV@UMNVMA.BITNET                                                  
        Message:  get library package                                           

4.05 Sample ARCHIE These will search all FTP sites for any program you want:

        telnet archie.sura.net  (USA [MD])                                      
        telnet archie.unl.edu  (USA [NE])                                       
        telnet archie.ans.net  (USA [NY])                                       
        telnet archie.rutgers.edu (USA [NJ])                                    
        LOGIN:  archie                                                          

4.06 Sample WAIS

        telnet quake.think.com                                                  
        telnet swais.cwis.uci.edu                                               
        telnet sunsite.unc.edu                                                  
        telnet nnsc.nsf.net  (Login: wais)                                      
        telnet info.fundt.fi  (Login: info)                                     
        LOGIN: swais                                                            

4.07 Sample WWW Offers access to various documents, lists and services.

        Access:                                                                 
        telnet www.njit.edu                                                     
        telnet fatty.law.cornell.edu                                            
        telnet info.cern.ch  (Swiss)                                            
        telnet vms.huji.ac.il  (Israel)                                         
        telnet ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu (USA [KA])                                  
        LOGIN: www                                                              

4.08 Sample FINGER

        Access:  Finger yanoff@csd4.csd.uwm.edu                                 
        To find ways to receive Scott Yanoff's list of                          
        Special Internet Connections. This is another site                      
        which enables you to try FTP via e-                                     
        mail.  Directions on how to do this should show up                      
        when you connect with the above address.                                

4.09 Sample FREENET

        access:  Cleveland Free-Net (the original                               
        FreeNet)                                                                
        Telnet freenet-in-[a,b,c].cwru.edu  Or                                  
        Telnet yfn.ysu.edu                                                      
        Login:  visitor                                                         

4.10 Sample LIBRARY CATALOG Gettysburg College Library Holdings in Womens Studies. Gettysburg College is in Pennsylvania, try connecting to the college gopher and accessing the library catalog through there.

5.00 HINTS

Commands: Type Help or ? for a list of commands to help you navigate a server.

Entering a system: Login: differs according to systems. Many times you can login as anonymous (for anonymous FTP) or simply by typing the name (not whole address) of the server you+re accessing (i.e. WAIS or Archie).

Password: Usually requires your e-mail address or the name and address of the computer you are using.

Exiting a system or file: Type: Close, Quit, Stop, or Exit [Different systems require different commands, you will have to experiment the first time]

6.00 Networking Over The Internet The Internet is a great tool for networking with others who are doing research similar to yours or to get advice for your research. If you subscribe to a listserve and post your request, you will usually get several helpful responses. Be sure to include your e-mail address so people can respond to you privately rather than to the whole list.

6.01 Addresses of Listservs To subscribe to a listserv you need to send a subscription request as an E-mail message to the addresses supplied below. A subscription request simply consists of the message below sent as the body of your message. Most of these are done electronically and not by individuals, so do not write more than that message if all you want to do is subscribe. These are free to join, however it costs money to read the list messages, as they come to your E-mail account. Some of them have condensed packages they can send you if you do not wish to read through all of the messages, or they are archived somewhere. Usually you can find all this information out in the first message you receive after you send a subscription request.

                Subscription request:                                           
                SUB <LIST NAME> <YOUR FULL NAME>                                
                Unsubscription request:                                         
                UNSUB <LIST NAME> <YOUR NAME>                                   

6.02 BIFEM-L is a moderated list for women only. Its purpose is to provide a safe space primarily for bisexual women. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BITNET (Bitnet) Or LISTSERV@BROWNMV.BROWN.EDU (Internet)

6.03 BISEXU-L describes itself as designed for the cordial and civilized exchange of ideas, opinions, and experiences relevant to the topic of bisexuality between members of all sexual orientations and preferenes. It is open to anyone. Send subscription messages to: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

6.04 EDUCOM-W a moderated list to facilitate discussion of issues in technology and education that are of interest to women. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@BITNIC.EDUCOM.ORG

6.05 FEMAIL a moderated list which provides a shared communication channel for feminists around the world. Women and men are welcome to join. Send subscription requests to: FEMAIL-REQUEST@LUCERNE.ENG.SUN.COM

6.06 FEMECON-L listserve for feminist economists. A source of information and answers to questions on economics with feminist perspectives. Send subscription requests to: MAILSERV@BUCKNELL.EDU

6.07 FEMINIST is owned by the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association. It deals with issues such as sexism in librries and librarianship, pornography and censorship in librries, and racism and ethnic diversity in libraianship. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@MITVMA.MIT.EDU

6.08 FEMISA is a list for discussion of feminism, gender, women and international relations, world politics, international political economy, and global politics. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@CSF.COLORADO.EDU

6.09 FEMREL-L women and religion and feminist theology. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@UMCVMB.BITNET

6.10 FIST (Feminism in Science and Technology) is an unmoderated list for discussion of feminism and science and technology. Send subscription requests to: LISTESERV@DAWN.HAMPSHIRE.EDU

6.11 GAYNET is a list focusing on gay and lesbian issues on college campuses. Send subscription requests to: GAYNET- REQUEST@ATHENA.MIT.EDU

6.12 GENDER is a moderated list devoted especially to discussion of issues pertaining to the study of communication and gender. Send subscription requests to: COMSERVE@VM.ECS.RPI.EDU

6.13 GEOGFEM is open to the discussion of all topics relating to gender issues in geography. Discussions of theoretical and empirical issues, book reviews, calls for papers, and information on conferences. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@UKCC.UKY.EDU

6.14 GLB-NEWS is a read-only depository of information for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and sympathetic persons. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BITNET Or LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

6.15 H-WOMEN an international forum for scholars and teachers of womens history. Send subscription requests to: H-WOMEN@UICVM.BITNET

6.16 HELWA-L is a list for Malaysian women in the U.S. and Canada. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@PSUVM.BITNET

6.17 KOL-ISHA is a moderated list for questions and issues concerning womens roles in Judaism. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@ISRAEL.NYSERNET.ORG

6.18 LIS (Lesbians in Science) is a list for lesbians in industry, universities, government labs, etc. Send subscription requests to: ZITA@JUNO.PHYSICS.WISC.EDU Send postings to: LIS@JUNO.PHYSICS.WISC.EDU

6.19 MEDFEM-L is a list for feminist medievalists. It deals with any aspect of medieval studies that touches on feminist studies/womens studies/gay and lesbian studies. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@INDYCMS.IUPUI.EDU

6.20 NOGLSTP (National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals) Send subscription requests to: NOGLSTP-REQUEST@ELROY.JPL.NASA.GOV

6.21 SAPPHO is a forum and support group for gay and bisexual women. Membership is open to all women and is limited to women. For information contact: SAPPHO-REQUEST@MC.LCS.MIT.EDU

6.22 SASH (Sociologists Against Sexual Harassment) is a moderated list focusing on sexual harassment. For information or to subscribe, write to: Phoebe M. Stambaugh AZPXS@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU

6.23 SOUTH ASIAN WOMENS NET is a discussion group for women from the South Asian countries as well as women from other parts of the world interested in the concerns of South Asian women. This forum is open only to women. Send subscription requests to:USUBRAMA@MAGNUS.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU Or to SUSANC@HELIZ.NIH.GOV

6.24 SSSSTALK is a sexuality discussion list where professional researchers, clinicians, educators, and students in the field of sexuality can communicate freely, professionally, and efficiently. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU

6.25 STOPRAPE is a sexual assault activist list. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

6.26 SWIP-L is an information and discussion list for members of the Society for Women in Philosophy and others interested in feminist philosophy. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@CFRVM.CFR.USF.EDU

6.27 SYSTERS provides a forum for female computer scientists for the exchange of research and career information. Send subscription requests to: SYSTERS- REQUEST@WRL.DEC.COM

6.28 WIML-L (Womens Issues in Music Librarianship). For more information contact Laura Gayle Green at: LGREEN@IUBVM.BITNET

6.29 WIPHYS is a moderated list for issues of concern to women in physics. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@NYSERNET.ORG

6.30 WISENET is a list for women in science, mathematics, and engineering. Send subscription requests to: U35049@UICVM.BITNET

6.31 WMN-HLTH womens health electronic news-line, started by the Center for Womens Health Research. Send subscription requests to: LISTSERV@UWAVM.U.WASHINGTON.EDU

6.32 WMST-L serves academic and professional needs of people involved in Womens Studies teaching, research, libraries, and programs. (See Appendix 1 for more information on WMST-L) Send subscription requests to: WMST-L@UMDD.UMD.EDU

6.33 WOMEN a general purpose list for all womens groups and areas of interest for women and their friends. Send subscription requests to: WOMEN-REQUEST@ATHENA.MIT.EDU

6.34 WOMEN WRITERS PROJECT LIST provides text of some 200 literary works produced by women from pre- 1830 for British, Scottish, Irish and Welsh women writers. It includes workd from other colonies. The Listserv offers a forum for discussion of the works. Send Subscription requests to: FEMINIST@MITVMA.BITNET

6.35 For an extensive compilation of gay/lesbian/bi- and transsexual e-mail lists, send the following message to LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU: [message] GET LESBIGAY LISTS

7.00 Pay-For Services:

7.01 WON, the Womens Online Network, is an electronic political group for women. It will distribute information, aid in the coordination of useful political action, and provide a forum for developing strategies to improve the position of women in our society. Unlike the other lists mentioned, WON charges a fee: $20 per year,negotiable if necessary. To join, contact the co-founders at: CARMELA@ECHO.PANIX.COM Or HORN@EXHO.PANIX.COM Or by phone at (212) 255-3839 (New York).

7.02 WIRE: Womens Information Resource and Exchange. This is the first International interactive computer network dedicated to women. WIRE provides women with a centralized source of women-oriented information and conversation. WIRE provides access to databases, discussions, alerts, abstracts, resources and experts on health, politics,career, finance, technology, parenting, education, lifestyle, and other issues of interest to women. WIRE is located in San Francisco, California and is available for a monthly fee. For long distance users, access is available through SprintNet at additional cost. It is also available via Telnet.WIREs Grand Opening is planned for early 1994. For more information contact WIRE at 415/615-8989 or send e-mail to info@wire.net

8.00 Appendix 1

WOMENS STUDIES ARCHIVES: PROFILE WMST-L Listserv and Listserv Archive

8.01 WMST-L Listserv

Official name:          WMST-L                                                  
Location:               University of Maryland                                  
Coordinator:            Joan Korenman                                           
Joan Korenmans                                                                  
e-mail address:         KORENMAN@UMBC2.UMBC.EDU                                 
(Internet)                                                                      
                        KORENMAN@UMBC.BITNET  (Bitnet)                          
Address                                                                         
(to subscribe):         LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU  (Internet)                       
                        LISTSERV@UMDD.BITNET  (Bitnet)                          

Address

(to post messages):     WMST-L@UMDD.UMD.EDU                                     
                        WMST-L@UMDD.BITNET                                      

MISSION: WMST-L is intended primarily to serve the academic and professional needs of people involved with Womens Studies as teachers, researchers, librarians, and/or program administrators. Both women and men are welcome.

SUBJECTS COVERED: The list gives people an opportunity to ask questions and exchange information about teaching strategies, useful texts and films, innovative courses, minors and graduate programs, problems that Womens Studies programs encounter, etc. WMST-L welcomes announcements about relevant conferences, calls for papers, job opportunities, publications, and the like. WMST-L also serves as a file repository for syllabi, bibliographies, feminist film reviews, and other files related to Womens Studies.

Special Features: WMST-L exists in a Digest form which comes as one large file containing most of the WMST-L messages of the past day.

WMST-L can also come as an Index of the days messages. The Index includes the name/email address of the writer, the subject header s/he has provided, the number of lines, and a message number for each message.

8.02 WMST-L Archive

DESCRIPTION: WMST-L messages are automatically archived. The 1991 archives are arranged in monthly logs; beginning in Jan. 1992 they were changed to a weekly format.

ACCESS: To find out what logs are available, use e-mail to send LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU (or LISTSERV@UMDD) the following command : INDEX WMST-L

You will receive a list of available logs. To retrieve a log, send LISTSERV the following command: GET WMST-L [FILENAME] where FILENAME is the name of the log file you want.

InforM (University of Maryland gopher) has a pointer to the Women's Studies Online Database, which is actually an FTP site for many of the news items sent through WMST-L. The benefit of the InforM archive is that it is divided up by subject, so it doesnt take long to find what you are looking for. To access the InforM Women's Studies archive either FTP or Telnet to InforM or access it via gopher (See Appendix 2 for a more detailed description of InforM Womens Studies Database)

. Address: inform.umd.edu user: annonymous (if you're using FTP) cd/inforM/Educational_Resources/WomensStudies/

9.00 Appendix 2

9.01 InforM's Women's Studies Database

Official Name:

                InforM's Women's Studies Database.                              
                InforM stands for Information for                               
                Maryland, meaning the University of Maryland.                   

Coordinator: Paula Gaber Coordinators E-Mail address: Gaber@info.umd.edu

Subjects Covered:

                Announcements                                                   
                Calls for Papers                                                
                Computing (specifically women and                               
                        computing)                                              
                Women's Studies Program                                         
                        Development and Support                                 
                Employment Opportunities                                        
                Feminist Film Reviews                                           
                Chilly Climate Issues                                           
                Glass Ceiling Information                                       
                Women's Health                                                  
                Political Information                                           
                Fiction                                                         
                Poetry                                                          
                History                                                         
                Bibliographies                                                  
                Syllabi                                                         

Information provider:
Unit: H-Net program at UIC History Department Email: H-Net@uicvm.uic.edu
Posted: 4 Dec 1994


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