Introducing “The Digital Humanities Project” (Gender and War Online)

The Digital Humanities Project “GWonline, the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600” is now open for the public: http://gwc.unc.edu/welcome.

The GWonline project is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers in highschool, College and at Universities and researchers. It collects and organizes secondary literature, women’s autobiographies, films and informative websites on this subject to make them available to the public. Alongside full text searching, it allows users to explore the collections of curated sources through multiple entry points: author or director, publication or release date, collection, major wars, countries and regions or keywords. The literature search screens are equipped with an OPEN URL feature that allows users to check whether articles, books etc. are available in their local libraries everywhere on the globe. An OPEN URL is a standardized link that carries citation information. When a user clicks on this link, the information it contains is sent to a library’s URL Resolver (aka link server). The OPEN URL resolver then looks through the library’s subscriptions to determine if your institution has purchased the full text of the resource and where it can be found. GWonline is connected to our Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 and also  allows a literature search by Handbook chapters.