Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences — Interdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies

Librarian Subject Specialist

David Michalski MyCard ( — (530) 752‑2086 — Research Support Services

Librarian subject specialist and bibliographer for African and African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Cultural Studies, Geography, Human and Community and Regional Development, Psychology, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.

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Subject Specific Databases

LGBT Life [via Ebsco] ( [Restricted] VPN
LGBT Life (previously GLBT Life) contains indexing and abstracts for LGBT-specific core periodicals, in addition to data mined from over 1400 select titles. LGBT Life contains all relevant data from NISC's Sexual Diversity Studies database.
Gender Watch ( [Restricted] VPN
A full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, NGO and special reports.
Sociological Abstracts [via Proquest] ( [Restricted] VPN
Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.
Coverage: 1963-present
Left Index [via EBSCO]
THIS DATABASE HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR BUDGETARY REASONS. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, PLEASE TRY "THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS INDEX" DATABASE WHICH COVERS SIMILAR TYPES OF MATERIAL. Citations in diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.
Coverage: 1982-present
America: History and Life ( [Restricted] VPN
Bibliographic database containing citations to articles on American and Canadian history, including ethnic history and relations, from prehistory to the present. Covers more than 2000 journals published worldwide.
Coverage: 1964-present
Contemporary Women's Issues
The subscription to this database has been canceled. The research abstracted here can largely be accessed by searching "Women's Studies International" and other social and political science databases.
Coverage: 1992-present
Social Science Citation Index [via Web of Knowledge] ( [Restricted] VPN

The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It is particularly suited to trace citations to authors and articles across publications. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

Coverage: 1956-present
  • Online tutorial (
    For help in using the Web of Knowledge Citation indexes.
Alternative Press Index & Archive [via OCLC] ( [Restricted] VPN
Alternative Press Index covers over 700 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines covering cultural, economic, political & social change. The Archive indexes the years 1969-1990. For 1990-present, select "AltPressIndex" from the "Search in Database" field. To cross-search both, click on the tab labeled "Databases," then select AltPressIndex and AltPressIndexArchive.
Coverage: 1969-present
  • The print version of Alternative Press Index is available in Humanities/Social Sciences Reference, 2nd floor Shields Library, HM101.A1 A4

Full-Text Resources

UC Press eBooks Collection [via eScholarship] (
The University of California eBooks Collection includes about 2,000 titles and is made available through a partnership between the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program. About 25% of the titles are available to the general public; the rest are for University of California faculty, staff, and students only.
Coverage: 1982-2004
HeinOnline ( [Restricted] VPN
Full-text database of US legal periodicals. Includes the following sections: Law Journal Library (Comprised of Most-Cited Law Journals, Core U.S. Law Journals and International & Non-U.S. Law Journals); Federal Register Library (1936-1989); U.S. Supreme Court Library; and Treaties and Agreements Library, the Statutes at Large (1789-), U.S. Code (1924-)
Coverage: Coverage: Volume 1- Volume preceding current year
Location: Online access is made available by the UC Davis Law Library.
JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive ( [Restricted] VPN
JSTOR provides Full-Text access to back files of hundreds important scholarly journals in nearly 50 disciplines spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Current issues are now included for selected titles. Holdings vary by journal. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • About J Stor (
    Visit this page to learn about the holdings of JSTOR journals. See Harvest Library Catalog for UC Davis access to recent and current materials.
Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online ( [Restricted] VPN
Project Muse provides full text access to hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics. It is useful for searching interdisciplinary cultural studies topics. Its full-text search engine permits finer-grained searching than any other index for these journals. Coverage varies by journal.
Duke University Press Journals Online ( [Restricted] VPN
The e-Duke Scholarly Collection provides access to current issues of 29 electronic journals from Duke University Press. The list includes 18 titles previously available from Project Muse, in addition to other titles still currently updated in Muse.

Guides to Electronic, Print, and Other Resources

Reference Resources in LGBT Studies [UC Davis Guide] (
Recommended reference books and articles held by UC Davis in the area of LGBT Studies.
Internet Resources in LGBT Studies [UC Davis Guide] (
Annotated list of links to general gateways to LGBT Studies issues, as well as information on local research institutions and collections in Northern California.
History Subject Guide [UC Davis Library] (
Guide to subject specific databases and resources in History available at UC Davis.
Sociology Subject Guide [UC Davis] (
Guide to subject specific databases and resources in Sociology available at UC Davis.
The Men's Bibliography (
First published in 1992, this extensive online bibliography lists entries for writing on interdisciplinary masculinity studies, including the study of sexuality.
Bibliographic Index
Designed as a "cumulative bibliography of bibliographies" in yearly volumes, this source indexes bibliographies published in books and periodicals. Covers English and some foreign languages.
Coverage: 1937-present
Location: H/SS/GIS Reference Z1002 B5
Essay and General Literature Index
This index cites essays and articles contained in book collections and series that have been published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Focus is on the the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Coverage: 1900-present
Location: H/SS/GIS Reference Z5871 E8

Other Resources

UC Davis LGBT Resource Center (

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at UC Davis is located at the University House Annex, One Shields Avenue. The site includes information about services and campus organizations, as well as a database of the Center's collection of books and videos.

Sexuality Studies at UC Davis (
Webpage for the Sexuality Studies program, including information on faculty, resources, and requirements for the interdisciplinary minor.
UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center (
Located in North Hall, the WRRC provides programming and special events, classes, information on campus women's issues, and a library of books and periodicals for gender study.