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The Leading Index of LGBT Literature

This comprehensive database is the definitive index to the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. LGBT Life contains indexing and abstracts for hundreds of LGBT-specific core periodicals, books and reference works, and data mined from priority periodicals and thousands of select titles. 

Developed with the Assistance of Leading Organizations

LGBT Life was created with the assistance of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, which holds a very significant collection of archival and present content in the area of LGBT studies. The Lesbian Herstory Archives of the Lesbian Herstory Education Foundation also assisted EBSCO to further develop the collection of content in LGBT Life.

Covering a Variety Sources for LGBT Studies

LGBT Life provides comprehensive coverage of traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle and regional publications, including The Advocate, Lesbian News and Bay Windows. LGBT Life also provides indexing and abstracts for the full run of many historically significant titles such as ONE, The Ladder, Mattachine Review, Christopher Street and Body Politic.

In addition, LGBT Life includes other source types such as monographs, reference books, newsletters, case studies and speeches. It also provides relevant bibliographic data from NISC's Sexual Diversity Studies.


Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

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