Libraries Guide Series
- GLBT Life is the premier resource to the world's literature regarding
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues.
This database contains indexing and abstracts for articles from
more than 80 GLBT-specific periodicals as well as data mined from
over 1,200 other selected titles.
GLBT Life was created with the assistance of the ONE Institute & Archives,
and includes information relevant to the disciplines of
history, politics, psychology, religion, social work, and sociology.
About fifteen percent of the citations link to the full text articles.
GLBT Life is available to current UT Arlington faculty and
students at this web addresses:
A truncation symbol in GLBT Life
is an asterisk (*).
When this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command "lesbian*" will have the computer search engine
look for both "lesbian" or "lesbians" or "lesbianism" and any other possible ending
for that word.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(lesbian* or women* OR woman* OR female*) AND
(voter education or politic*)
The first part of this statement will find material about females.
The second part will look
for the phrase "voter education" or "politics or political."
then links the first set with the second.
This might be an effective
way to look for information about
political activities of women's groups.
John James Dillard,
Social Sciences Librarian
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