LGBTQ+ Issues in Higher Education Guide

Table of Contents 


Section I: Reading about LGBTQ+ Higher Education Issues (2001-Current)

Section II: Locating LGBTQ+ Higher Education Resources on the Internet

Student Resources
LGBTQ+ Student Organization Resources
Faculty and Staff Resources

Section III: Searching for Scholarly Articles on LGBTQ+ Issues in Higher Education

LGBTQ+ Specific Databases
Alternative Press
General and Related Databases 
Recommended Subject Headings



This resource guide is intended to assist students and researchers in finding information about LGBTQ+ issues in higher education, as well as prospective college students searching for a LGBTQ+- friendly institutions, organizations, or assistance for paying for college. 

The first section includes texts written within the past twenty years that focus on LGBTQ+ higher education with brief annotations. The second section provides a list of internet resources for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff. The third section consists of a list of databases best suited for current scholarly research on LGBTQ+ higher education issues, along with subject headings for finding relevant journal articles. 

This resource guide was originally created by Peter Brunette and approved by the Resources Committee of the RRT Roundtable in April 2016. It was updated in 2021 by April Sheppard. Please contact the RRT Roundtable to report broken links or to suggest new resources. 

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Section I: Reading about LGBTQ+ Higher Education Issues (2001-Current) 

Battis, Jess. (Ed.). (2011). Homofiles: Theory, sexuality, and graduate studies. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Homofiles: Theory, Sexuality, and Graduate Studies collects the work of gay, lesbian, and transgender graduate students who are pursuing studies across the humanities. The contributors' essays address the various relationships between sexuality and scholarship within their respective programs, and prese arguments on topics ranging from queer literature to police brutality [Publisher synopsis]. 

Baez, John; Howd, Jennifer; & Pepper, Rachel. (2008). The gay and lesbian guide to college life: A comprehensive resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies. New York: Random House. 

Featuring advice from students and administrators at more than seventy of the nation’s top colleges, the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life lets you know how to how to thrive on campus as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning student. Including tons of student testimonials and dozens of parent tips, the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life offers no-nonsense guidance to LGBT students, their families, and allies on how to make the most of their college experience [Publisher synopsis].

Beemyn, Genny. (2019). Trans people in higher education. Albany: State University of New York Press.

More trans students, faculty, and staff are out on U.S. college campuses today than ever before. Still, many report enduring harassment and discrimination, and others avoid disclosing their gender identity because they do not feel safe or comfortable at their schools. Trans People in Higher Education is the first book about trans college students, faculty, and staff, and shows that trans people continue to face widespread interpersonal and institutional opposition on campuses across the country. This anthology brings together personal narratives and original research, providing unprecedented insight into the experiences of trans people in higher education [Publisher synopsis].

Brim, Matt. (2020). Poor queer studies: Confronting elitism in the university. Durham: Duke University Press.

Brim shifts queer studies away from its familiar sites of elite education toward poor and working-class people, places, and pedagogies and shows how queer studies also takes place beyond the halls of flagship institutions: in night school; after a three-hour commute; in overflowing classrooms at no-name colleges; with no research budget; without access to decent food; with kids in tow; in a state of homelessness. By exploring poor and working-class queer ideas and laying bare the structural and disciplinary mechanisms of inequality that suppress them, Brim jumpstarts a queer-class knowledge project committed to anti-elitist and anti-racist education [Publisher synopsis]. 

Coley, Jonathan S. (2018). Gay on God’s campus: Mobilizing for LGBT equality at Christian colleges and universities. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 

Jonathan Coley explores the unique pathways along which students join and work within movements for LGBT inclusion at Christian institutions of higher learning across the country. Having interviewed dozens of students in LGBT advocacy groups at four conservative, religious schools of different denominations, Coley is able to use students' own words to analyze their self-conceptions and activist tactics, while shedding new light on faith-based LGBT activism on college campuses. Moreover, Coley shows that there is no single pathway to activism and, perhaps most importantly, that religion and pro-LGBT activism are not mutually exclusive categories [Publisher synopsis].

Cuyjet, Michael J.; Howard-Hamilton, Mary F.; & Cooper, Diane L. (Eds.). (2011). Multiculturalism on campus: Theory, models, and practices for understanding diversity and creating inclusion. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC. 

This book presents a comprehensive set of resources to guide students of education, faculty, higher education administrators, and student affairs leaders in creating an inclusive environment for under-represented groups on campus. It is intended as a guide to gaining a deeper understanding of the various multicultural groups on college campuses for faculty in the classroom and professional staff who desire to understand the complexity of the students they serve, as well as reflect on their own values and motivations.

Dilley, Patrick. (2020). Gay liberation to campus assimilation: Early non-heterosexual student organizing at Midwestern universities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Drawing upon interviews, extensive reviews of campus newspapers and yearbooks, and archival research across the Midwest, Patrick Dilley demonstrates how the early gay campus groups created and provided educational and support services on campus-efforts that later became incorporated into campus services across the nation.

Dilley, Patrick. (2002). Queer man on campus: A history of non-heterosexual college men; 1945 to 2000. New York: Routledge/Falmer. 

This book reveals the inadequacy of a unified "gay" identity in studying the lives of queer college men. Instead, seven types of identities are discernible in the lives of non- heterosexual college males, as the author shows [Publisher synopsis]. 

Duran, Antonio A. (2021). The experiences of queer students of color at historically white institutions: Navigating intersectional identities on campus. New York: Routledge.

This book explores what it means to hold multiple minoritized identities, and asks how such intersections are navigated, contested, and experienced on college campuses. Exploring both micro- and macro-level mappings of marginalization and power, the text reveals issues including institutional erasure, pervasive whiteness in college and LGBTQ+ communities, and institutionalized racism and heterosexism, and offers in-depth insights into the material, psychological, emotional, and social impacts on queer students of color. This monograph will offer invaluable insights for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in the fields of gender and sexuality, higher education, and issues of educational equity, who wish to realize the potential of intersectionality as an analytic framework for the study of identity and development of affirming educational environments [Publisher synopsis].

Garvey, Jason C.; Chang, Stephanie H.; Nicolazzo, Z.; & Jackson, Rex (Eds.) (2018). Trans* policies and experiences in housing and residence life. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Housing and residence life (HRL) plays an important role in the safety, well-being, and sense of belonging for college students, and this book presents the processes and steps that several institutions of higher education are undertaking to develop and implement trans* practices and policies in HRL. The first part of the book presents examples that were driven by student activism, and the second part looks at institutions where housing staff and administration took the initiative. The institutional chapters are organized around multiple facets of developing, implementing, and negotiating trans* inclusive policies and practices in housing and residence life. Administrators, educators, and student affairs staff will find this book useful at any stage in the process of creating gender-inclusive housing policies on their campuses [Publisher synopsis].

Harper, Shaun R., & Harris, Frank (Eds.). (2010). College men and masculinities: Theory, research, and implications for practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.  

College Men and Masculinities provides the best research and literature on college men, including original synthesis and implications for practice, as well as topics on race, class, and gender in higher education. The book presents a solid analysis and ideas for practical application in every section to aid faculty, staff, and administrators on improving their campuses by reversing problematic trends and outcomes among male undergraduates. 

Harper, Shaun R., & Quaye, Stephen J. (Eds.). (2014). Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches for diverse populations (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. 

In the fully revised and updated edition of this important volume, the editors and chapter contributors explore how diverse populations of students experience college differently and encounter group-specific barriers to success. Informed by relevant theories, each chapter focuses on engaging a different student population, including LGBT students. 

Hawley, John C. (Ed.) (2015). Expanding the circle: Creating an inclusive environment in higher education for LGBTQ students and studies. Albany: State University of New York Press. 

Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching research with student life activities. This book includes testimonies that alert educators to possible pitfalls and successes of their policies through an analysis of changing student attitudes. Based on these case studies, the contributors offer practical suggestions for the classroom and the provost’s office, demonstrating not only the gains that have been made by LGBTQ students and the institutions that serve them, but also the tensions that remain [Publisher synopsis]. 

Johnson, Joshua M. & Javier, Gabriel. (2017). Queer people of color in higher education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Discusses the lived experiences of queer people of colour on college campuses. This book will create conversations and provide resources to best support students, faculty, and staff of colour who are people of colour and identify as LGBTQ

Joslin, Jennifer; McGill,  Craig M.; & Renn, Kristen A. (2021). Advising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer college students. Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

In the face of hostile campus cultures, LGBTQA students rely on knowledgeable academic advisors for support, nurturance, and the resources needed to support their persistence. This edited collection offers theoretical understanding of the literature of the field, practical strategies that can be implemented at different institutions, and best practices that helps students, staff, and faculty members understand more deeply the challenges and rewards of working constructively with LGBTQA students [Publisher synopsis]. 

Kilgo, Cindy A. (2020). Supporting success for LBGTQ+ students: Tools for inclusive campus practice. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina. 

This book aims to serve as a one-stop resource for faculty and staff in higher education settings who are seeking to enhance their campus climate and systems of support for LGBTQ+ student success. Included are theoretical frameworks and conceptual models that can be used in practice [Publisher synopsis]. 

Lawrence, Matson & McKendry, Stephanie. (2019). Supporting transgender and non-binary students and staff in further and higher education. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

This practical guide enables post-secondary education professionals to support transgender applicants, students and staff. Providing an introduction to transgender identities, it sets out policies, interventions and advice for supporting transgender people through learning, teaching, recruitment, mental health, and medical and legal considerations.

Marine, Susan B. (2011). Stonewall's legacy: Bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender students in higher education. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Periodicals. 

Tracing the journey of BGLT students' emergence, which parallels the modern gay rights movement in America, this monograph provides an overview of data and theory derived from studying BGLT students and student movements in higher education [Publisher synopsis].

Murray, Olivia Jo. (2015). Queer inclusion in teacher education: Bridging theory, research, and practice. New York: Routledge.

Explores the challenges and promises of building queer inclusive pedagogy and curriculum into teacher education. While the book has implications for policy change, most immediately, readers will feel empowered with ideas for faculty development they can implement in their own teacher education programs. Looking at both the politics and practices of teacher education and the ways in which queer issues manifest in schools, it is hopeful in suggesting that if teachers and pre-service teachers can critically reflect on homophobia and heteronormativity, they can begin to think about and relate to queer youth in a different, more positive and inclusive way [Publisher synopsis]. 

Oldfield, Kenneth, & Johnson, Richard G. (Eds.) (2008). Resilience: Queer professors from the working class. Albany: State University of New York Press. 

A collection of essays and personal stories by queer scholars with working-class backgrounds. 

Rankin, Sue; Weber, Genevieve; Blumenfeld, Warren J.; & Frazer, Somjen. (2010). 2010 state of higher education for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people. Charlotte, NC: Campus Pride. 

The State of Higher Education for LGBT People is the most comprehensive national research of its kind to date. The report documents experiences of nearly 6000 students, faculty, staff and administrators who identify as LGBTQQ at colleges and universities across the United States. Recommendations and findings from the national study provide the means for student activists, campus program planners and policy makers to implement strategic initiatives to address the needs and concerns of their LGBTQQ students and employees [Publisher synopsis]. 

Sanlo, Ronni L.; Rankin, Sue, & Schoenberg, Robert. (Eds.). (2002). Our place on campus: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender services and programs in higher education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 

This book provides guidelines for establishing and operating LGBT centers or program offices on (college) campuses. Subjects include the history of LGBT centers in higher education; Needs assessments, proposal development, and types of centers; issues related to documentation of the LGBT campus population; starting an LGBT center or office on campus; selection and implementation of basic services and programs; and visibility, funding, and staffing issues [Publisher synopsis]. 

Shand-Tucci, Douglass. (2003). The crimson letter: Harvard, homosexuality, and the shaping of American culture. New York: St. Martin's Press. 

The Crimson Letter follows the gay experience at Harvard in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing upon students, faculty, alumni, and hangers-on who struggled to find their place within the confines of Harvard Yard and in the society outside [Publisher synopsis]. 

Stead, Virginia. (2017). A guide to LGBTQ+ inclusion on campus, post-Pulse. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

A Guide to LGBTQ+ Inclusion on Campus, Post-PULSE illuminates how good, bad, and indeterminate public legislation impacts LGBTQ+ communities everywhere, and it animates multiple layers of campus life, ranging from lessons within a three-year-old day care center to policy-making among senior administration [Publisher synopsis]. 

Steward, Dafina L.; Renn, Kristen A.; & Brazelton, G. Glue. (2016). Gender and sexual diversity in U.S. higher education: Contexts and opportunities for LGBTQ college students. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Since 2005, research on identity development, campus climate and policies, transgender issues, and institutional features such as type, leadership, and campus resources has broadened to encompass LGBTQ student engagement and success [Publisher synopsis].

Windmeyer, Shane L. (Ed.) (2005). Brotherhood: Gay life in college fraternities. New York: Alyson Books. 

Brotherhood collects true accounts by gay fraternity members about their experiences coming out. In addition, Windmeyer reveals a ten-year perspective of progress on gay issues within college fraternities and suggests a ten-year plan to continue educational efforts for further systemic implementation to combat homophobia in fraternities [Publisher synopsis]. 

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Section II: Locating LGBTQ+ Higher Education Resources on the Internet 

Student Resources 

Campus Pride: 

“(S)erves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders. [Mission statement]” 

Financial Aid for LGBT Students: 

An extensive list of scholarship opportunities available for LGBT students. 


Gay Straight Alliance: 

GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice. 

HRC Scholarship Database: 

A list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants provided by the Human Rights Campaign website for GLBT students and their allies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 


The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation

It Gets Better Project:

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe through inspiring media programming, educational resources, international affiliates in 20 countries plus the United States, and access to an arsenal of community based service providers.

Law School Admission Council: 

A guide for LGBT students who are considering applying to law school. 

LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index:

A free online tool that allows prospective students, families/parents, and those interested in higher education to search LGBTQ-friendly campuses by region, state, index rating, institution type, and locale. 


PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. 

Point Foundation: 

Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

The Trevor Project: 

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

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LGBTQ+ Student Organization Resources 

American Medical Student Association: Gender & Sexuality Action Committee: 

Recognizing that discrimination based on gender and sexuality stems from common roots in sexism and heterosexism, the Gender and Sexuality committee is dedicated to assuring equal access to medical care and equality within medical education. We work to establish AMSA as a leader on issues affecting the health of women, intersex and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and support initiatives to improve policy at the institutional, local, state, and federal levels [Mission statement]. 

Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity: 

The DLP Fraternity was established for gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning men in 1986. Today, the Greek life organization has over 30 chapters spread throughout the country. The chapters “offer these men the opportunity to lead, to grow, and to form lifelong bonds of friendship with other likeminded men”. 

Gamma Rho Lambda Sorority: 

The GRL Sorority was established as the first national lesbian sorority, and today this Greek life organization strives to be inclusive of all members, regardless of their sexual orientation. The sorority focuses on “the qualities of tolerance, diversity, unity, and trust, which provides a network of assistance in the areas of scholastic guidance, emotional support, and community service while ultimately developing the lifelong family bonds.

Lambda 10 Project: 

Founded in 1995, the Lambda 10 Project “works to heighten the visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the college fraternity and sororities by serving as a clearinghouse for educational resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity/sorority experience [Mission statement]”. 

National LGBT Bar Association: 

An affiliate of the American Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association “boasts the largest group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students in the country” and provides a national career fair, writing competitions, and a jobs board. 

Reaching Out MBA: 

Reaching Out MBA has a singular purpose to empower LGBT MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society [Mission statement]. 

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Faculty and Staff Resources 

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: 

A professional organization of LGBT professionals in higher education that includes jobs listing. 

Safe Zone Project: 

A free online resource for creating powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops. The website provides online “Safe Zone” training and activities. 

Stop the Hate: 

“Stop The Hate is an educational initiative of Campus Pride and supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community. The national program serves as the premiere source of anti-hate educational resources for higher education institutions and campus communities. [Mission Statement]” 

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Section III: Searching for Scholarly Articles on LGBTQ+ Issues in Higher Education 

Note: Some texts written on LGBTQ+ issues in higher education may be found as chapters in larger works on diversity on college campuses rather than individual texts. These book    chapters are often indexed and can be searched for in databases (such as the ones listed below) or in library catalogs using subject headings. 

In addition to scholarly journal articles, you may find relevant research written on LGBT issues in higher education in dissertations and theses. While these may be accessible in subject- specific databases, you may have better luck using a database like ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global to find such research. 


LGBTQ+ Specific Databases

Archives of Sexuality & Gender

Topics including LGBTQ activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis. It provides researchers with the documents necessary to delve deep into the Gay Rights Movement with resources that may otherwise go undiscovered. Repositories for this collection include: Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation; Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Women's Energy Bank; GLBT Historical Society; National Library of Medicine; among other archives. Published by Gale

Gender: Identity and Social Change

Explore records from men’s and women’s organisations, advice literature and etiquette books to reveal developing gender roles and relations. Gain an insight into changing societal expectations about gender roles through personal diaries and correspondence and explore the life and careers of key figures and pioneers in gender history. Published by: Adam Matthew/SAGE

Gender Studies Database 

This database covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Essential subjects covered in this resource include gender inequality, masculinity, postfeminism, gender identity and more. Gender Studies Database includes more than 1 million records spanning from 1972 to the present, with limited coverage of journals before 1972. Key titles include Sex Roles, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Sex Research, Gender & Education and Journal of Gender Studies. Published by: EBSCO

Similar databases: GenderWatch (ProQuest), Gender Studies Collection (Gale) 


GenderWatch enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This well-established and highly reviewed resource offers over 300 titles, with more than 250 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Researchers and teachers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace. Published by: ProQuest

Homophile Movement: Papers of Donald Stewart Lucas, 1941-1976 

This collection documents the activist and professional activities of Donald S. Lucas. The vast majority of the collection dates from 1953 to 1969. The Lucas collection contains an abundance of material relating to the early homosexual civil rights movement (the homophile movement) and the San Francisco manifestation of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. The strength of the collection lies in the administrative and work files of the Mattachine Society, the Mattachine Review, Pan-Graphic Press, and the Central City Target Area of the San Francisco EOC. The collection includes: correspondence, meeting minutes, constitutions and by-laws, newsletters, manuscripts, financial documents, reports, statistics, legal decisions, surveys, counseling records, funding proposals, and subject files. Published by: Gale

LGBTQ+ Source (Formerly LGBT Life)

This database provides full-text coverage for the most important literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Offering a variety of scholarly, popular and regional resources, it includes full-text for more than 140 journals, more than 160 books and reference materials, magazines and more. Published by: EBSCO 

LGBT Studies in Video

LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. Published by: Alexander Street/ProQuest

LGBT Thought and Culture

LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection contains 150,000 pages of rare archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera. Published by: Alexander Street/ProQuest

Sex & Sexuality

Sex & Sexuality covers a broad range of topics and is drawn from leading archives around the world. From papers of leading sexologists, to LGBTQI+ personal histories, the collection is an essential resource for the study of human sexuality, its complexities and its history. Published by: Adam Matthew/SAGE

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Alternative Press

Alt-Press Watch

Showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation’s most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. Magazines and journals of the independent press provide in-depth coverage of a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, including environment activism, disabilities, public policy, and facets of the political spectrum.  And alternative newsweeklies offer non-mainstream perspectives on government, policy, and culture; report on local, national, and international issues; and cover hot-button topics like hunger, abuse, religion, and pop culture.  Published by: ProQuest

Alternative Press Index

Alternative Press Index is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper and magazine articles from hundreds of international alternative, radical and left periodicals. Covering 1991 to the present, it provides access to emerging theories and practices of social change. Published by: EBSCO

Independent Voices 

Independent 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. Published by: JSTOR

LBGT Magazine Archive

The archives of 26 leading but previously hard-to-find magazines are included in LGBT Magazine Archive, including many of the longest-running, most influential publications of this type. Crucially, the complete backfile of The Advocate is made available digitally for the first time. The oldest surviving continuously published US title of its type (having launched in 1967), it is the periodical of record for information about the LGBT community; it has charted the key developments in LGBT history and culture for over 50 years. As one of the very few LGBT titles to pre-date the 1969 Stonewall riots, it spans the history of the gay rights movement. LGBT Magazine Archive also includes the principal UK titles, notably Gay News and its successor publication Gay Times. Published by: ProQuest

Left Index

The Left Index is a bibliographic database covering the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and cultural scholarship inside and outside academia. It includes hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts and covers historically significant left publications. Published by: EBSCO

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General and Related Databases 

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

A broad history of crime in the long 19th century derived from French, German, Spanish, Australian, British and U.S. sources. The collection includes trial transcripts, court proceedings, police and forensic documents, photographs, true crime literature and detective novels, and newspaper accounts. Published by: Gale


The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than 1.5 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents dating back to 1966. Published by: EBSCO 

Similar database: ProQuest Education Journals 


This extremely large scholarly journal and ebook database contains resources across multiple subject areas, but is particularly strong in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Contains core scholarly journals from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication, making it a great place for historical research. 


This database is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, this ever-expanding collection of behavioral and social science research,  dissertations and scholarly literature abstracts offers a broad view of the field.  Its content includes indexing of nearly 2,500 journals, with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s, as well as authored and edited books and book chapters, dissertations, and publications from more the fifty countries. Published by: EBSCO 

Similar database: PsycARTICLES 

Social Science Database

Indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, communication, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. Published by: ProQuest 

SocINDEX with Full Text 

This database is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. In addition to full- text journals, it contains informative abstracts for core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. Complete with extensive indexing for books, monographs, conference papers and other non-periodical content sources, the database also includes searchable cited references. Published by: EBSCO 

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWGA) 

Spanning content from 1995 to the present day, Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWGA) is an international abstracting database designed to meet the information needs of busy librarians and all those working, teaching, studying, or researching in any of the main areas of women's and gender studies. Published by: Taylor & Francis Online. 

Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000

This database/journal brings together innovative scholarship, primary documents, books, images, essays, book and website reviews, teaching tools, and more. It combines the analytic power of a database with the new scholarly insights of a peer-reviewed journal. Published by: Alexander Street/ProQuest

Women’s Studies International 

From the core disciplines in women's studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research, this database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, arts, humanities, business and education. Women's Studies International provides indexing and abstracts for 800 essential sources including journals, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, reports, theses, dissertations and grey literature. Published by: EBSCO 

Similar database: Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale) 

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Recommended Subject Headings 

Bisexual college students 

Bisexuals—Education (Higher)

Education, Higher—Social aspects 

Gay college students 

Gay college teachers 

Gays—Education (Higher)

Gays in higher education 

Gender identity in education 

Heterosexism in higher education 

Homophobia in higher education 

Homosexuality and education 

Lesbian college students 

Lesbian college teachers 

Lesbians—Education (Higher)

Sexual minorities in higher education 

Sexual minorities—Education (Higher)

Sexual minority college students 

Transgender college students 

Transgender people—Education (Higher)

Transsexual college students 

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Last updated 10/25/2021

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