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Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)

JSTOR Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered.  If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database.  However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.



Project Muse Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1995-present. Provides access to humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from a number of scholarly publishers.

GenderWatch Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. A database of diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas, providing important historical perspective on the evolution of the women`s movement and the changes in gender roles.

Women`s Studies International Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1972-present. Covers the core disciplines in Women`s Studies including the latest scholarship in feminist research. Women`s Studies International has the highest percent of coverage for core titles in the field.

Sociological Abstracts Online Restricted Access
Coverage: 1963-present. Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Restricted Access
Coverage: 1951-present. Indexes and asbstracts social science and interdisciplinary research. For book reviews, search title of book and REVIEW in Publication Type.

ERIC Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1966-present. The Educational Resource Information Center, containing citations and abstracts from educational and education-related journals and ERIC documents (on microfiche and online).

PsycInfo Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1887-present. Contains citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines.

America: History and Life Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1964-present. A resource for studying the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
Encyclopedias
Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia Restricted Access Some full text available
What does it really mean to be a boy today? With more boy-targeted music, television, and movies than ever, a growing national diversity, challenging family dynamics, and a variety of good and bad role models, being a North American boy is a vastly different experience than it was just a few decades ago.  Interdisciplinary with a focus on queer and trans issues, world cultures, fashion, disability/ability, literature and music. Excellent bibliographies attached to the articles.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.  This encyclopedia examines every significant social movement in American history through the early twenty-first century. Nearly 200 articles cover the goals, tactics, and impact of each movement and campaign, exploring its core concepts and principles, chronicling its successes and failures, and examining its relationships with other movements in history. Leaders and other key figures are portrayed in biographical sidebars, with a wealth of primary-source materials, 100 historical photos, and statistical tables.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.  Contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts.

Encyclopedia of Identity Restricted Access Some full text available
2010 ed.  Offering a broad, comprehensive overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity, the entries include short biographies of major thinkers and leaders, as well as discussions of events, personalities, and concepts.  The Encyclopedia of Identity is designed for readers to grasp the nature and breadth of identity as a psychological, social, anthropological, and popular idea.

Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide Restricted Access Some full text available
This set has an ambitious scope with the goal of offering the most up-to-date international overview of key issues in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. HIV/AIDS has been a major media focus, but this set fosters a broader understanding of the status of LGBT individuals in their society. More than 70 countries are represented. Detailed articles present a general overview along with an in depth look at issues such as Education, Employment, Economics, Social/Goverment Programs, Sexuality, Family, Community, Health, Politics, Law, Religion, and Violence. The resource guide and cited works are massive and a great resource for finding materials on world-wide LGBTQ issues.

Same-sex marriage: a reference handbook Restricted Access Some full text available
This book provides a comprehensive review of attitudes toward same-sex marriage in the United States, examining historical events, religious traditions, and gender norms that have influenced understandings of same-sex marriage in America. Information regarding same-sex relationships in other cultures, both today and in previous eras, provides insightful perspective to the topic; arguments for and against same-sex marriages are presented along with rebuttals to both positions. Of special interest is the Doucments and Data section, with full text of legislation and relevant state and world-wide statistics.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law Restricted Access Some full text available
2004 ed. (2nd ed) Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

LGBT, encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America Restricted Access Some full text available
2004 ed. Provides a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States. Includes articles ranging from short biographical entries to longer essays surveying topics such as the Stonewall riots, federal law and policy, same sex institutions, and AIDS.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.  Covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.

Gay and Lesbian Rights Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed. Provides readers with the background and resources needed to understand these civil rights issues.

Britannica Online Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: current. This web version of the Encyclopedia Britannica includes links to websites, a subject guide to the Internet, and special features.
Newspapers
Access World News - International Edition Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies by title. Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. This title does not include U.S. news.

Chicago Tribune - Proquest Historical Newspapers Restricted Access Some full text available
1849-1986. This database offers full-text and full-image articles for Chicago Tribune dating back to the 19th century. The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files.

Google News Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously. Note that not all content is available for free and links to library purchased content are not available.

Google News Archive Unrestricted Access Some full text available
overage: varies. Provides a way to search and explore historical archives and can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods. Note: not all content is available for free and links to library purchased content are not available.

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies, generally 1980s-- . A multi-disciplinary database, with especially strong news, business and legal material.

Los Angeles Times - Proquest Historical Newpapers Restricted Access Some full text available
1881-1986. This database offers full-text and full-image articles for the Los Angeles Times dating back to the 19th century. The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files.

New York Times -Proquest Historical Newspapers Restricted Access Some full text available
1851 - 3 years ago. This database offers full-text and full-image articles for New York Times dating back to the 19th century. The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files.

Times (London) Digital Archive Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1785-2006. Search the full-text of the Times (London) Digital Archive. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
Web Sites
Global Health Reporting Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Information on global health conditions, this site was created for journalists and the general public. Frequently update, the page contains information on HIV/AIDS tuberculosis and malaria. There are features such as "New & Noteworthy" and "Reporting Tools" that features glossaries, reporting manuals, disease tutorials and multimedia.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) Unrestricted Access
The TLPI tracks current developments in legal and public policy issues affecting transgender people and their families, and writes summaries of these trends for activists, policymakers, and the media.  The TLPI provides legal, medical, and social science resources to attorneys and others advocating on behalf of transgender individuals. The TLPI makes freely available litigation, legislative, and education advocacy materials for use by other advocates for transgender people.

Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature Unrestricted Access
Journal articles from 1997 forward and useful web links for the study of same-sex marriage.
Biographical Information
American National Biography
Coverage: 900-present. This is the authoritative biographical source for Americans who died prior to 1996.
Reviews
Book Review Index Restricted Access
Coverage: 1965-present. Indexes reviews in magazines and scholarly journals.


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