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Databases

Academic Search (EBSCO)
This comprehensive, multidisciplinary database compiles several other EBSCO databases, including Academic Search Premier, with 4,500 journals, LGBT Life with Full Text, with 50 of the leading GLBT journals, periodicals, and newspapers, Gender Studies Database, produced by the NISC covers an array of sexual diversity and gender issues, and MEDLINE, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Most articles are full text. Check Subject terms or Thesaurus for more information.

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Academic Search Premier: Suggested search terms for Academic Search Premier: “Transgender,” “Transgenderism,” “Transgenderists,” “Transsexual,” “Transsexuals,” “Transsexualism,” “Sex change,” “Sex reassignment surgery,” “Female-to-male” “Male-to-female,” “Transphobia,” “Queer theory,” “Gender transition,” “Gender studies,” “Bigender people.”
LGBT Life with Full Text: “Transgender,” “Transgenderism,” “Transgenderists,” “Transsexual,” “Transsexuals,” “Transsexualism,” “Sex change,” “Sex reassignment surgery,” “Female-to-male” “Male-to-female,” “Transphobia,” “Queer theory,” “Gender transition,” “Gender studies,” “Bigender people.”
Gender Studies Database: “Transgender,” “Transgenderism,” “Transgenderists,” “Transsexual,” “Transsexuals,” “Transsexualism,” “Sex change,” “Sex reassignment surgery,” “Female-to-male” “Male-to-female,” “Transphobia,” “Queer theory,” “Gender studies.”
Family Studies Abstracts: “Gender,” “Gender identity,” “Gender stereotypes,” “Transgender,” “Sex differences,”
MEDLINE: “Transsexualism,” “Sexual and gender disorders,” “Sex Reversal, Gonadal.”
PsycARTCILES: “Transsexualism,” “Transvestism,” “Sex change,” “Gender identity,” “Gender Identity Disorder.”

Gender Watch
A full text database of 175 publications about how gender affects society. Humanities oriented, focusing on gender studies, law, history, and some psychology. Few medical or scientific articles.
Suggested search terms for this database: “Transgendered persons,” “Transsexuality,” “Gender identity,”

PsychINFO
An index of 1300 psychology related publications, including links to 250 full text journals and web documents.
Suggested search terms for this database: “Transsexualism,” “Gender identity,” “Gender identity disorders,” “Sex change,” “Transvestism.”

Sociological Abstracts
An index to international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, including article abstracts and links to full text articles.
Suggested search terms for this database: “Transsexuality,” “Sex Role Identity,” “Transvestism,”

Alt-Press Watch
A collection of full text underground and alternative newspapers and periodicals.
Suggested search terms for this database: “Transgendered persons,” “Transsexuality,” “Gender identity,”

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Electronic Journals

The International Journal of Transgenderism
The official Journal of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (formerly HBIGDA), and now published by Haworth Press, volumes 1-6 of this journal is now available free access online. Volumes 8-9 are available in print in the GLBT Library. The goals of this publication are to discuss gender dysphoria, improvement in medical and psychological treatment, social and legal acceptance of hormonal and surgical sex reassignment, and professional and public education.

Transgender Tapestry
Published by the International Foundation for Gender Education, this magazine publishes transgender news, activism, and interest stories. Covers 2002-present.

Renaissance NEWS (Renaissance Transgender Association)
A short-run publication of transgender community news from 2004.

Journal of Homosexuality
A peer-reviewed journal published by Haworth Press, one of the oldest gay and lesbian academic journals, and explores the political, social, and moral implications of research on human sexuality. Relatively little on transgender research, but occasionally something is published. Online holdings go back to 1993, print issues can be found in the GLBT Student Support Services Library going back to 1984.

International Journal of Sexual Health
A peer-reviewed journal published by Haworth Press, and the official journal of the World Association for Sexual Health, this journal is dedicated to the basic understanding of sexual health through a positive approach to all sexualities, and is transgender inclusive.

Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality
A peer-reviewed journal published by Haworth Press on the psychology behind sexual behavior, including clinical, counseling, educational, social, experimental, psychoendocrinological, and psycho-neuroscience research. Relatively little on transgender research, but the articles that do get published are well worth the effort.

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Websites

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity
A simple Question-and-Answer on transgender issues, published by the American Psychological Association.

The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, Volume I – IV 1997-2001
The transgender issues discussed in this encyclopedia are organized by country. Hosted by Humboldt University ( Berlin, Germany), and edited by Robert Francoeur, reproduced online with the permission of The Continuum Publishing Company.

Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia of sexuality and sexuality researchers. Search under “Gender dysphoria” or “Transsexualism.” Hosted by Humboldt University ( Berlin, Germany), and edited by Erwin J. Haeberle, Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough, reproduced online with the permission of Garland Publishing. Inc.

Archive for Sexology: Books/Monographs
An archive of books made available online through Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany), including classic sexuality research, encyclopedias, surveys, and World Health Organization publications.

Archives for Sexology: Papers
Original published research papers on human sexuality, made available by Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany).

Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is an online bibliography of authoritative websites and internet pages, founded by the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University’s College of Information Science & Technology. Search “transgender” to find subject collections, associations, magazines, and teen pages.

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
Published by Fordham University, this website pulls together essays and primary sources on GLBT history, including a special section on transgender history.

glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture
An encyclopedia of GLBT topics is the arts, literature, and social science.

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