Selected Resources for: GLBT Studies

Subject Librarian:

Kimberly Clarke

clark078@tc.umn.edu

This subject covers: the "Interdisciplinary scholarship covering a wide range of subjects important to lesbians and gay men, including the history of sexual identities, the development and evolution of a gay and lesbian rights movement, the formation and analysis of gay and lesbian communities and subcultures, and the interrelationship of culture and homosexuality." --p. 358, Completely Queer, 1998, Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.

GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches nearly 1200 of the most important journals in these subject areas. Updated, uniform subject headings facilitate your search, with the original subject headings also provided. Subjects Covered Include: Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health & Medical Care, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Minority Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Planning & Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Welfare, Religion and Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.

LGBT Life Full-text contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 GLBT-specific core periodicals; additionally, books as well as newsletters, case studies, dissertations, etc. are represented. Disciplines covered by GLBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

Covers all areas of psychology since 1806. Provides citations, abstracts and some full-text of articles, books, book chapters and dissertation from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields. Tutorial

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

International coverage of feminist writings. A compilation of ten databases covering journal articles, books, anthology chapters, and reports.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.


Indexes, Other

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

Annotated bibliography of homosexuality, An

Gay and Lesbian Movement: References and Resources

Homosexual and Society: An Annotated Bibliography

Homosexuality in Canada: A bibliography

Homosexuality: A research guide

Homosexuality: A selective bibliography of over 3,000 items

Research guide to human sexuality


General Reference Sources

Almanacs

Alyson almanac: A treasury of information for the gay and lesbian community

St. James Press gay and lesbian almanac


Biographical Sources

Contemporary gay American novelists: A bio-biographical critical sourcebook

Contemporary lesbian writers of the United States: A bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook

Gay 100 : A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians

Gay and Lesbian Biography

Lengthy Articles including references, photos and current addresses (when available).


Chronologies

Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.: A Documentary History

Gay Decades: From Stonewall to the Present: the people and events that shaped gay lives


Dictionaries

Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds

Cassell's Queer Companion

A Dictionary of Lesbian and Gay Life and Culture

Historical dictionary of the gay liberation movement: Gay men and the quest for social justice


Directories

Directory of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay archives and libraries

Gay & Lesbian Address Book

International directory of gay and lesbian periodicals


Encyclopedias

Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Lore

Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Homosexuality

Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia.

"The Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures is a comprehensive reference work that surveys the complex histories and wide cultural diversity of lesbian and gay life...Both volumes offer extended treatment of a wide range of topics spanning history, politics, biography, literature and the arts, and science and medicine."--BOOK JACKET.

Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video

International encyclopedia of sexuality

Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia

Bonnie Zimmerman, editor.

"The Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures is a comprehensive reference work that surveys the complex histories and wide cultural diversity of lesbian and gay life...Both volumes offer extended treatment of a wide range of topics spanning history, politics, biography, literature and the arts, and science and medicine."--BOOK JACKET.

Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Sexuality and the Law: An Encyclopedia of Major Legal Cases


General Reference Works

History of Homosexuality in Europe and America


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Divided into eight sections, this web site links to GLBT-related bibliographies, newsgroups and mailing lists, organizations, events, films, specialty search engines, and selected electronic journals.

"People with a History presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people [=LGBT]. It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world." Sections include historical theory, book reviews, and topics such as same-sex marriage, bisexuality, classical studies, bibliographies, and more.

International in scope, this comprehensive web directory of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender information contains more than 22,000 sites. The site is organized by subject, and covers issues such as health, business and industry, gay teens, religion, media, current events, and politics.

A "web page for humanities research," the Gender Studies page on VOS covers gay and lesbian studies, women's studies, feminist theory, men's movements, cybergender and techgender.


Web Sites

"GayPolitics covers the intersection of politics and the fight for LGBT equality, highlighting key stories about electoral politics, the legislative process and the people involved in both. As a project of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, we also report on the campaigns and careers of openly LGBT elected and appointed officials at all levels of government."
--From About Us, on the site.

"The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere."
--From About Us, on the site.

"National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc., works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality."
--From About Us, on the site.

"The National LGBT Bar Assocation is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. They also publish the Law and Sexuality journal, the official journal of the association.
The National LGBT Bar Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the LGBT Bar, encouraging its charitable, scientific, and legal educational purposes."
--From About Us on the site.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

Gay & Lesbian Stats: A Pocket Guide of Facts and Figures.

Edited by Bennett L. Singer and David Deschamps.

Under sixteen headings ranging from Activism and Politics to Religion, Gay and Lesbian Stats delivers hundreds of salient facts, citing sources, that documents the current status of gay men and lesbians.

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals


Writing Guides

Manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations


Library Information

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