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Gay & Lesbian Studies

Core Resources

LGBT Life with Full Text  (Early 1950s+)
Broad coverage of the world's LGBTQ literature, for both academic & lifestyle publications. Covers the full run of 190 of the most important & historically significant journals, magazines, and regional newspapers, both mainstream and grey, and more than 330 books & reference works. Topics include sociology, culture, civil liberties, individual lives, family, community, employment, history, politics, psychology, and religion.
Articles from journals, newsletters, proceedings, pamphlets, book and media reviews and more about global women's issues.
GenderWatch  (1970+)
Wide range of sources including both scholarly and popular articles about women, gender issues, and GLBT.
International abstracting service on women's studies. The major focus is on education, employment, women in the family, medicine and health, gender roles, social policy, biography,literary criticism and historical studies.
A cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This collection features documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
Alt-Press Watch  (Earliest date is 1970. Most start in the 1990s.)
Full-text database of newspapers, magazines, and journals from alternative and independent presses.
Coverage of sociology journals, books, and conference proceedings, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers 2,500 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages.

Important Resources

Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals
Note: Print predecessor Writings on American History covering 1904-1954 is in Firestone's General & Humanities Reference (DR) Z1236.L331.
Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Citations and many full-text articles from religion and theology journals.
Provides searchable full text of 30 Blackwell Companions to topics in religion.
Education Full Text  (Indexing 1929+; Full-text 1996+)  
Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Cover-to cover indexing, abstracts, and full text from hundreds of journals covering such topics as: comparative education, competency-based education, higher education, literacy standards, prayer in public schools, student counseling, teaching methods and evaluation, and dozens more.
Access to essays and articles published in collections, with emphasis on works in the humanities and social sciences.
Evans Digital Edition  (1639-1800)  
Digital library of works published in America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Materials include fiction and non-fiction covering every aspect of American life in the period.
Journal articles and essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
Annotated bibliography and index to books, articles and a variety of other materials. Updated monthly.
Historical Abstracts  (1954+)  
Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Humanities Full Text  (1984+)  
Indexes articles in the fields of archaeology and classical studies, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, communications, language, literature, literary and political criticism, performing arts, philosophy, religion, etc.
JSTOR    
Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.
Note: Restricted to academic research by Princeton University faculty and students.
Leading authority on socially conscious investment research. Includes rankings on the company's policies towards gays and lesbians including domestic partner benefits.
Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; current and historical statutes and regulations from 1980 forward. Provides full text of many major global, national, and regional newspapers. For comparisons between Lexis-Nexis Academic and Factiva see http://firestone.princeton.edu/econlib/universe.html.
Provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras.
Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile  (Nineteenth Century+)  
Combines various general, scientific, religious, psychological, and legal indexes covering the nineteenth century.
Full text database of women's personal writings.
Note: 1968-1971 of the foreign language component is only available in print. (SSRC) Z7164.A2P8
Citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issue. Generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature.
ProQuest Research Library  (Mid 1970s+. (Highly selective earlier coverage))  
Abstracting, indexing, and select full text of many core scholarly journals, magazines and major newspapers for information on a broad range of subjects.
PsycARTICLES    
Online database containing searchable full-text articles from 48 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
PsycINFO  (1800's+)  
Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is the most comprehensive database of psychology. Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health.
Subset of 100 texts from the Women Writers Online collection.
General index to the literature of the social sciences including economics, politics, law, education, labor, and sociology.
Sport Discus  (1800+)  
International sport and fitness literature covering periodical articles, books, conference proceedings, and research papers.
Provides access to articles about women's and gender history from more than hundred European, American and Indian historical and women's studies journals.
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)  
Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.
Access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections that explore women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
Women Writers Online  (1400-1850)  
Full text collection of early modern women's writing.

Related Resources

American Periodicals  (1740-early 20th century.)  
Full-text and page images of several hundred American periodicals of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
Citations to books, articles, and book reviews. English is to be understood in the broadest international sense. ABELL is an excellent complement to the MLA International Bibliography.
Archive Finder  (1959+)  
Contains the entire holdings in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC). Current directory of 5,500 repositories and 141,178 collections of primary source materials across the United States.
English language reviews of fiction, nonfiction, social science and general science books. The reviews are selected from journals in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and library review media.
Partially searchable digital images of books, primarily British, printed in the eighteenth century. Based on the Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue.
Index Islamicus  (1906+)  
Indexes literature in European languages on Islam, the Middle East and Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Includes over 2,000 journals, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews.
Population Index  (1986-2000.)  
Annotated bibliography of global demographic and population literature. Covers books, journal articles, working papers, doctoral dissertations and machine-readable data files. 1937-1985 available in print and partially from JSTOR.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text  (1861+; full text 1997+)  
Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertations written from 1997 forward are available full text. The database includes citations to dissertations from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts.
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)  
Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.
Collection of full-text primary and secondary sources.

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