SOCI 33801 Sexuality and Health

Principal Periodical Databases

  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related areas of study: criminology & criminal justice, demography,ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions and violence.
  • LGBT life with Full Text
    World's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues. (Was GLBT Life with Full Text)
  • GenderWatch
    GenderWatch is a full-text database containing 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. It is a repository of materials on gender issues worldwide, the evolution of the women's movement, and the changes in gender roles over the last twenty years.
  • Gender Studies Collection
    This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
  • PsycINFO
    For psychological and other behaviorial aspects of sexuality and gender
Medicine and Health
    The most comprehensive journal index to over 4,600 biomedical journals, with links to some full-text. Although the emphasis is traditional medicine and health care, topics related to integrative health care can be searched.
    The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) indexes nursing and allied health journals back to 1982, with links to some full-text. Covewrage includes alternative therapies and integrative health care.
  • ScienceDirect
    Not just a science database, it covers complementary therapies in medicine and clinical practice.
  • Alternative Health News Online
    Website provides links to alternative and conventional health news.
General and Multidisciplinary
  • Academic Search Premier and ProQuest Research Library
    Multi-disciplinary periodical databases that cover both current events and research studies.
  • Google Scholar
    Links to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed. Includes links to full-text resources when available.
  • JSTOR and Project Muse
    Full text multidisciplinary databases with strong holdings in the social sciences. For JStor, articles from the most recent years may not be available.
  • Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis)
    For legal aspects and newspaper coverage of current and formerly current events.

Leading Journals

While you can find articles on topics related to sexuality and health by searching any of the periodical databases listed above, there are several key journals with a specific focus on sexuality and gender research. The following are some of the leading journals that the Ithaca College Library has in full text. Articles from the most recent issues for some journals may not be available immediately, but you can use Interlibrary Loan to obtain them, usually within 48 hours, often later the same day.

To find books, including ebooks

For finding additional books on this topic, try searching the catalog with these Subject Headings. Most will have many subheadings. There are hundreds more, but this is a start:
To search for ebooks directly, you can go to Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)

To find additional books, you can also browse the stacks in these call number areas:
  • BF 692  Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
  • HQ75-77 LGBT issues
  • HQ503-1064 Marriage and Family
  • HQ1088-1091 Men and Masculinity
  • HQ1101-2030 Women and Feminism
  • RA421-772 Public Health
  • RA773-788 Personal health and hygiene
  • RA 790 Mental Health
  • RG Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Women's Health
  • RJ370-550 Diseases and Mental Health of Children and Adolescents