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Women in STEM in Higher Education

Bibliography covering the recruitment and retention of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the United States (2015-2020). This page has been archived and is no longer active.


Welcome to the Women in STEM Research Guide. This guide will help you identify important resources including:

  • scholarly articles,
  • books,
  • e-books, 
  • theses/dissertations,
  • government documents.

Open Access materials have been included as often as possible to enhance accessibility by linking to OA publishers and to library repositories for theses and dissertations. If the item is behind a pay wall, please contact your institution's library or your local public library to request access to this item.


If you need help or would like a publication to be considered for this bibliography, please email Dr. Heidi Blackburn at hblackburn

This project was funded by an American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney grant (2018) and builds on the study "The Status of Women in STEM in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature 2007–2017" (Blackburn, 2017).

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Women Untold - A documentary by Lawrence Technological University

The lives and accomplishments of three women of color in STEM are profiled in this documentary: Jewel Plummer Cobb (a cancer research pioneer and university president), Alice Augusta Ball (who found the initial treatment for leprosy), and Evelyn Boyd Granville (NASA Mathematician behind three space missions). This film was written, directed, and produced by students at Lawrence Technological University.