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Subject Librarian: Kimberly Clarke

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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.

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

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Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches the most important journals in these subject areas. Covers 1907-1984.

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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.

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Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

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

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

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General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

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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 provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

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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.

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General Reference Sources

Almanacs


Biographical Sources


Chronologies


Dictionaries


Directories


Encyclopedias

"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.

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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.

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Sexuality and the Law: An Encyclopedia of Major Legal Cases

General Reference Works


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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

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.

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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.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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Style Manuals


Writing Guides


Library Information

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