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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sexuality & Gender, Women's Studies: New Databases from Your Libraries

WMU users have access to the following two NEW collections through the University Libraries:

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940
This database focuses on the collective experience of the LGBTQ community while illuminating the personal experiences of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. The archive contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities
Focuses on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century.  Topics include the History of Feminist Theory and Activism; domestic culture; lay and ordained church women; women in industry; women's sexuality and gender expression; women’s education; women’s movement; women’s health and mental health; women and law; women and the control of their bodies; and women’s roles and interactions within society.

These collections are linked on the A-Z list and marked as new.  You can also cross-search these collections with others available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, Including Archives Unbound and Eighteenth Century Collections. 

Ask Us if you have questions about using these and other databases: Live chat, email, voice phone, or text. Gender and women's study 'libguide' for more information.