*The Library has purchased access to module 1 from Sex & Sexuality which is the Research Collections from The Kinsey Insitute Library and Special Collections. Find out more at New to the Library: Digital archives on gender and sexuality*
Thanks to a request from staff in HCA the Library currently has trial access to two databases from AM Digital that look at sexuality and LGBTQI+ history, Gender: Identity and Social Change and Sex & Sexuality.
You can access the Gender: Identity and Social Change and Sex & Sexuality via the E-resources trials page.
Trial access ends 27th April 2023.
Gender: Identity and Social Change
From traditional constructions of femininity and masculinity, to the struggle for women’s rights and the emergence of the men’s movement, Gender: Identity and Social Change offers three centuries (19th-21st) of primary source material for the exploration of gender history. 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.
Sex & Sexuality
Covering the late 19th Century to present day, 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. Module I is sourced solely from the renowned Kinsey Institute and Special Collections. While Module II, sourced from archives in the U.S., U.K., and Australia explores LGBTQI+ personal histories, self-expression and community activism.
If you’re interested in sexuality and LGBTQI+ history then you can find other databases the Library already has access to that cover these areas on our Digital Primary Source and Archive guide e.g. Archives of Sexuality & Gender, History of Feminism, LGBT Thought and Culture, Women and Social Movements, etc.
Please note, trial access to a resource is an opportunity for our staff and students to try a resource out and give feedback on its quality and usefulness. However, if we trial a resource this is not an indication that we plan to or will be able to purchase or subscribe to the resource in the near future.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology