- The LGBT CollectionThe LGBT collection contains 25 publications that chronicle the birth of the Gay and Lesbian movements in the United States. The gay liberation movement of the 1970s saw political action explode through the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign, the election of openly gay and lesbian representatives, and the first march on Washington for gay rights in 1979. Frustrated with the male leadership of most gay liberation groups and influenced by the feminist movement of the 1970s, lesbians formed their own collectives, music festivals, newspapers, bookstores, and publishing houses and called for lesbian rights in mainstream feminist groups like the National Organization for Women (NOW).
- Feminist CollectionOver 75 magazines, newsletters, and newspapers created by activists and collectives that helped propel the second wave of feminism from the late sixties and early seventies through the end of the 20th century. Groups represented by these publications include the Redstockings, New York Radical Women, Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, the Third World Women’s Alliance, and many others. Abortion, rape, unequal pay, women in the service, child care, women’s self-help, pornography, gender roles, and many other major issues of the period were extensively covered in the pages of the feminist press.
- Independent VoicesIndependent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
Recommended Databases for Journal Articles
- Gender Studies Database This link opens in a new windowIndex for the full spectrum of gender scholarship, including women and men studies, queer studies, sexuality, and sexual diversity.
- LGBTQ+ Source This link opens in a new windowProvides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers.
- GenderWatch This link opens in a new windowA full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender intersects a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and other sources.
- JSTOR This link opens in a new windowArchive of core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
- Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials Plus This link opens in a new windowThe premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all scholarly fields of religion.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete This link opens in a new windowIndexes research in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
- Environment Index This link opens in a new windowProvides a global perspective on environmental issues.
- Political Science Complete This link opens in a new windowContains articles from political science journals, and indexing and abstracts. Also features reference books, and conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.
- Project Muse This link opens in a new windowScholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
- SAGE Full-Text Journals This link opens in a new windowScholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
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