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New Resource: Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Parts I-III

All UC campuses now have access to Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Parts I-III. These are

  • Part I – LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940: This collection consists of 20 individual collections, with a total page count of nearly one and a half million pages. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990.
  • Part II – LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940: Part II of this collection focuses on the development, culture, and society of LGBTQ groups in the latter half of the twentieth century. It provides new perspectives on a diverse community and the wealth of resources available in the archive allow for creating connections amongst disparate materials.
  • Part III – Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries: A collection made up of more than 5,000 rare and unique books covering sex, sexuality, and gender issues across the sciences and humanities and throughout history. It examines topics such as patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution; religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities; and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural and social attitudes of the past, but also a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time.

Also included in the license is the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History for all campuses, available on Gale’s Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History covers the history of, and current developments in, LGBTQ-related topics and events around the world. Wide-ranging in scope, this encyclopedia complements a broad range of courses. Features include a thematic outline, geographic index, and a subject index.  The catalog record for the Global Encyclopedia will be sent to campuses on Monday, May 20th.       All campuses + LBNL & LLNL; on Gale’s Primary Sources platform

As with other databases on Gale’s Primary Sources platform, the Archives of Sexuality & Gender includes the Term Frequency feature, which allows users to search a word or phrase and then to graph either the frequency of the search term (the number of documents per year) or its popularity (the percent of the total documents per year).
Carla Arbagey, UCR, is the Resource Liaison for the Gale databases.