SOCI 44800 Tutorial in Sexuality & Gender Research

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)
  • 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 Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed.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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Biological AbstractsMEDLINE (EBSCO) and ScienceDirect
    Especially for biological and medical aspects
  • LexisNexis Academic
    For legal aspects: civil rights, marriage equality, discrimination.
     

Leading Journals

While you can find articles on LGBT topics by searching the periodical databases, there are several key journals that specifically focus on sexuality and gender research. The leading journals that the Ithaca College Library has in full text include the following. For some titles, articles from the most recent 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
  • RG Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Women's Health

Contact Us

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John Henderson

Social Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-1961

APA Citation Style

There are several copies of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth edition, 2010) at the reference desk in the library.

APA has its own APA Style website with both quick answers and tutorials.

IC Professor Barney Beins has published APA Sstyle Simplified

In addition the IC Library has a couple online guides that will help you figure it out:

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