There's a lot of published research. When you use a library database look for ways to make your life easier. Set up filters for
Some things to know about the catalog: you can limit by year of publication, to print books, and (if you're greedy) search libraries worldwide and request books from other libraries. It takes a few days, but it's free.
Sure, Wikipedia is amazing and it's easy - but some of the editors are jerks and women's experiences and contributions aren't always fully represented because they're edited out or their significance is challenged. It can also be pretty male/white/US-centric. Reference books might give you background information to understand context. Here are some examples, but librarians can always point you toward others that can address your questions..