The great fun in exploring the Library of Congress's collections is that you never know what you will find. This discussion
of the General Collections provides information on
starting places for researching American women's history
ways to identify relevant magazines and appropriate periodical indexes
But there is much more in the General Collections. The sections on Etiquette Books, Sex Manuals, Gift Books and Annuals, Cookbooks
and Domestic Journals, Game and Hobby Books, School Primers and Readers, and College Catalogs describe just a few types of
materials that you might not think of and that might push you to think of women's past lives in varied ways.