LGBT Studies Related Databases
The following databases are useful for locating magazine and journal articles pertaining to LGBT issues.
Alternative Press Index
Citations for API are drawn from roughly 250 alternative, radical, and left publications, that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change. Indexed articles include regular columns, editorials, fiction, interviews, bibliographies, biographies, and reviews. Covers 1991-present, updated quarterly.
America: History & Life
America: History & Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the presenter. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries.
GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. GenderWatch supports programs in business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology and contemporary culture, gender and women’s studies and more. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, NGO, and special reports.
Contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens for full text monographs. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,300 terms.
This resource provides a guide to the literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship. A secondary emphasis is on significant but little known sources of news and ideas. Other topics covered include labor, ecology and environment, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, art and aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization. Over 98,000 citations & abstracts, some with full text from 1982 to the present. The Left Index is available in paper format from 1983-1999 under call number 016.32053 L522.
Sociological Abstracts Database is a resource for accessing information in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serial publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain abstracts of journal articles.
Women’s Studies International
Women’s Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. WSI provides citations from nearly 800 sources including journals, newspapers, newsletters, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, NGO studies, important websites & web documents, and gray literature. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented. WSI covers the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. The database goes back to 1972 and is updated quarterly.