Periodical Indexes Online

Periodical Indexes In Print

Additional Research Information

Other reference sources that help provide access to the feminist, lesbian, and gay press include Alternative Press Index (printed index, v.1-40, 1969-2008, Olin Library AI 3 .A25 +; online, 1991 to present, AltPressIndex) and Alternative Press Watch (online: Alt-Press Watch). These focus on journals covering cultural, economic, political, and social change, and they cover key feminist, gender, and sexuality titles including off our backs, Sinister Wisdom, Lesbian Contradiction, and The Advocate, but neglect others including Gay Community News, The Body Politic, Lesbian Connection, and the Gay Activist.

Small, regional, and political periodicals contain valuable content for people researching the history of feminism, gender and sexuality concepts, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movements. While the lack of indexing makes finding relevant articles more difficult, at least Cornell's Human Sexuality Collection holds many of these important titles, so research with them is possible.
For more recent years, (mid 1990s on?), online indexing has greatly expanded access and coverage of such periodical articles.