The bibliography was started in 1990 by Els Kloek as a special project at the History Department of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. By selecting and indexing women's history articles from 50 West European and American scholarly journals, Kloek and her assistants intended to create a reference tool for locating publications in this field, and to provide an overview of the development of women's history writing. The complete bibliography, containing titles from 1975 to 2002, is now available in a Web database.