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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.

Coverage of Traditional Academic, Cultural, Lifestyle, and Regional Publications

LGBT Life provides comprehensive coverage of traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle, and regional publications, including The Advocate, Lesbian News, Bay Windows, etc. LGBT Life also indexes & abstracts the full run of many historically significant titles such as ONE (1953 - 1967), The Ladder (1956 - 1972), Mattachine Review (1955 - 1964), Christopher Street (1976 - 1995) and Body Politic (1971 - 1987). 

Additional Material

In addition, other source-types such as monographs and reference books as well as grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, speeches, etc. are represented. Additionally, all relevant bibliographic data from NISC's Sexual Diversity Studies is also included.


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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