USC Women in Science and Engineering Library
Students and faculty in WiSE-eligible departments may borrow books from the WiSE Library by contacting WiSE Program Manager, Sarah Fried-Gintis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a listing of books and DVDs in the WiSE Library Here.
Recent Articles of Interest
Mary Ann Mason on Postdoc Childbirth Regulation Tangle. A discussion moderated by Laura Hoopes on www.nature.com/scitable.
USC Library Resources on Women in Science and Engineering
Download the WiSE Bibliography compiled by USC Science and Engineering Librarian Jean Crampon.
- Babcock, Linda and Sara Laschever. Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003)
- Burger, Carol et. al (ed.). Reconfiguring the Firewall: Recruiting Women to Information Technology across Cultures and Continents (Wellesley, MA: A.K. Peters Ltd., 2007)
- Ceci, Stephen J. and Wendy M. Williams (eds.). Why Aren't More Women in Science?: Top Researchers Debate the Evidence (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007)
- Curie, Eve. Madam Curie: A Biography (New York: Da Capo Press, 2001)
- Glazer-Raymo, Judith. Shattering the Myths: Women in Academe (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)
- Goodall, Jane. In the Shadow of Man (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988)
- Keller, Evelyn Fox. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (New York: Henry Holt, 2003)
- Maddox, Brenda, Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA (New York: Harper Collins, 2002)
- McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch. Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries (Carol Pub. Group, 1998)
- Pattatucci, Angela M. (ed.) Women in Science: Meeting Career Challenges (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 1998)
- Randall, Lisa. Warped Passages: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions (New York: Harper Perennial, 2005)
- Reid, Constance. Julia: A Life in Mathematics (Washington D.C: The Mathematical Association of America, 1997)
- Rosser, Sue V. The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed (New York, NY: Routledge, 2004)
- Sayre, Anne. Rosalind Franklin and DNA. (New York: W.W. Norton and Co, 2000)
- Sime, Ruth Lewin. Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997)
- Valian, Virginia. Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women (Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 1999)
- Williams, Joan. Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000)
- Wyer, Mary et. al (ed.). Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies (New York, NY: Routledge, 2001)
- Barres, Ben A., "Does Gender Matter," Nature. 442(2006):133-36.
- Handelsman, Jo et al., "More Women in Science," Science 309; 5738 (2005): 1190-1191.
- Hopkins, Nancy, "Diversification of a University Faculty: Observations on Hiring Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT," MIT Faculty Newsletter. Vol XVII; 4 (2006): 1, 16-23.
- Rosser, Sue V. and Eliesh O'Neil Lane, "Key Barriers for Academic Institutions Seeking to Retain Female Scientists and Engineers: Family-Unfriendly Policies, Low Numbers, Stereotypes, and Harassment," Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 8(2002): 161-189.
- Shelby, Cecily Cannon, "Does bias in science hold women back?," FASBE Journal. 20 (2006):1284-87.
- Wenneras, Christine and Agnes Wold, "Nepotism and sexism in peer-review," Nature. 387 (1997): 341-43
- National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science in Engineering. Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (Washington D.C.: National Academies Press, 2006)
- National Research Council, Committee on Women in Science and Engineering. To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering (Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 2006)
- National Academy of Engineering, Committee on the Engineer of 2020, Phase II, Committee on Engineering Education. Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2005)
- National Academy of Engineering. The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2004)
- National Research Council. Women Scientists and Engineering Employed in Industry: Why So Few? (Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994)
- Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
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