Access Groundbreaking LGBTQ Resources Using Innovative Tools

As public awareness and academic interests expand to include LGBTQ issues, libraries and researchers are finding an alarming lack of resources available to support their studies.  Gale’s new Archives of Sexuality & Gender, the largest collection of resources available to support the study of gender and sexuality, was introduced earlier this year to address a dearth of information on sexuality.  This rich archive helps scholars and others make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.

Essential Knowledge

LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I features unique, fully searchable primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world – comprising some 1.5 million pages. Rare and unique content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

But as impressive as the breadth and depth of content are the unique tools available in the Gale Primary Sources platform make the content more accessible and more valuable to users. These advanced technology aids make never-before-possible connections in subjects such as queer history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, human rights, gender studies, and much more.

Innovative Research Tools

To facilitate groundbreaking research, Gale provides advanced technology tools and capabilities, like these:

  • Term clusters – By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections to search terms — helping scholars shape their research and integrate diverse content with relevant information.
Powerful understanding comes from seeing how concepts and ideas develop and interact – creating new ways of comprehending the interplay of subjects and issues.
Powerful understanding comes from seeing how concepts and ideas develop and interact – creating new ways of comprehending the interplay of subjects and issues.
  • Cross-searchability – Content from complementary primary source products are integrated in one intuitive environment to enable users to make never-before-possible research connections.
  • Term frequency – Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.
Term frequency
For the first time ever, researchers can visibly identify when and how frequently particular terms were used, helping them get a clearer picture of the history of an idea or cultural reference.

Connecting learners to knowledge

Deep content and advanced research tools help researchers uncover new connections and explore new paths of discovery – providing a ripe context for learning. Bring rich content and advanced research capabilities to your library today!

For more information and to request a trial, visit gale.com/LGBTQ

Check back all month long as we honor LGBT History month highlighting LGBTQ milestones, historical icons, and primary source documents from, the Archives of Sexuality & Gender.

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