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Databases by Subject

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Contains primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world with content from newsletters, organisational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of records that sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, and the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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  • Full text collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings and governmental n-g-o and special reports devoted to women's, gender and GLBT issues. Contains materials dating back to 1970. Incorporates the publication Women "R".

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  • The collection was begun by Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen in the late 1800s. This resource delivers images on the evolution of feminist consciousness and women's rights as they appeared in the original printed works.  It includes monographs, periodicals and pamphlets in fifteen languages.

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  • This collection chronicles the transformative decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the lens of independent alternative presses. Among the broad interest groups covered are American youth. Feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, and members of the LGBT communities.

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  • LGBTQ+ Source contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 140 of the most important and historically significant LGBTQ+ journals, magazines and regional newspapers, plus full text for 150 monographs/books. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBTQ+ Thesaurus containing over 10,000 terms.

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  • Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities, organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. This full-text resource also provides learning modules in the form of document projects, each of which is organized around a specific question about a single social movement.

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