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  • WorldImages
    Contains thousands of images on a range of global topics. This free site also includes some coverage of clothing and dress.
  • Google Images
    Searches images available via Google, of mixed size and quality.
  • American Memory
    From the Library of Congress, including many photographs and other visual elements documenting American history.
  • LIFE Photo Archive
    Growing historical photo archive for LIFE magazine, hosted by Google.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Thousands of digital images from the New York Public Library's collections.
  • Flickr Commons
    A free public collection of photographs from major photography archives. Contributors include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and more.
  • Ad*Access
    Images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
  • VADS
    Thousands of visual arts images, including fashion, design, prints, and sculpture.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Links images to related entries, covering major artists, periods, and styles.
  • World Digital Library
    Includes primary materials from world cultures, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, archi­tectural drawings, and more.
  • Getty Images
    Includes stock photography, editorial photos, and some moving images.
  • CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
    Online collection documenting works of art from world museums, including photographs, paintings, architecture, costume, and more.

Useful Call Numbers

Human Sexuality

In Anthropology - GN 484.3
In Family, Marriage, & Women - HQ 12-1080
In General Arts - NX 180, PR 460-880
In Medicine - RC 554-569.5

Useful Search Terms

Effective Search It searches use the best keywords and subject headings for the topic at hand. For topics related to sexuality, it may be necessary to think about how the LGBT population has been described over time to come up with a complete list of effective search terms. Below are some recommendations.

Homosexual, Homosexuality
Gay men, Gay rights, Gay youth, etc.
Gay liberation
Gay and lesbian studies
Gender identity
Bisexual, Bisexuality
Queer theory
Sexual minorities
Sexual orientation
Same-sex marriage


    Diversity Research Guides

    Core Databases

    • Academic Search Complete
      Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.
    • JSTOR
      Provides access to articles published more than 2 years ago in over 100 scholarly journals.
    • Project MUSE
      Collection of close to 250 full-text journals covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and more.
    • Alternative Press Index Online
      Index to articles from nearly 300 alternative, radical, and left periodicals, magazines, and newspapers. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary with an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences.
    • Left Index
      The Left Index is a guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship. Include citations to popular press articles and scholarly journals.
    • Sociological Abstracts
      Indexes articles on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
    • America: History & Life
      Index to articles on all topics of history in the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Coverage includes all key English-language historical journals as well as selected state, local, and international historical journals.

    Core Reference

    Encyclopedia of Homosexuality
    Reference Collection: HQ76.25 .E53 1990

    Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works
    Reference Collection: PN56 .H57 G365 1995

    Gay and Lesbian Rights: A Reference Handbook
    Online and in Reference Collection: HQ76.3 .U5 N48 2009

    LGBT: Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
    Reference Collection: HQ76.3 .U5 L495 2004

    Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future
    Reference Collection: HQ56 .S38634 2009

    Useful Websites

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
    Research sources from UC Berkeley

    Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project
    Offers oral histories on LGBT topics from the pacific northwest.

    Political Advocacy Groups: Directory of U.S. Interest Groups
    Either refer to the list of all subjects covered by this source, or see specifically the pages for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender.

    Research Guides by Pullman Librarians
    See guides to research resources for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

    GLBT links from Indiana University
    Links to advocacy groups and scholarship/grant opportunities.



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