Included here are databases available on the Internet that are related
to the study of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction, and for which
there is no charge to access.
of the History of Western Sexuality, 1700-1945. This database
contains 16,600 titles of the non-belletristic primary and secondary
literature of the history of sexuality in Europe and Northern America
from 1700 to 1945. It also includes titles of antique sexual history,
of the history of sexuality of the middle ages and contemporary times,
and of non-Western societies.
Database, Project Cork Institute, Dartmouth Medical School,
Hanover, New Hampshire. This online database covers alcohol and substance
abuse, including materials on substance abuse and sexuality.
- ERIC Database,
U.S. Department of Education. Individual ERIC Clearinghouses offer free
access to all or parts of the ERIC database of educational documents
and articles, including those related to sex education.
NIAAA Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database. Search this comprehensive
online catalog of biomedical and behavioral research related to alcohol
use, including studies on use and sexual behavior.
- Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), Yale University. A database
of full-text ethnographies on some 400 ethnic, cultural, religious,
and national groups worldwide. The University of Michigan hosts a site
for the eHRAF
Collection of Ethnography. Subject codes for accessing texts in
this electronic collection include: Sex (830), Reproduction
(840) and Sex Training (864). The Centre for Social Anthropology,
U. of Kent at Canterbury, UK, makes available the Ethnographic
Atlas. Search the databases for Sexual Practices and/or Marriage
Practices. A list of subject terms to use in searching for human sexuality
topics is included.
- Information about
Drugs and Alcohol (IDA). NCADI database of research literature
dealing with sociocultural aspects of alcohol and substance abuse prevention.
It includes studies relating to sexual behavior.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index , Margaret Schaus,
Reference Librarian, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
- Medline and NLM Indexes, National Library of Medicine.
provides access to MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE. Citations include pre-computed
sets of related articles and linkages to publishers' sites for full-text.
Some 100 journals are available (some only by subscription). Search
by keyword, by author (ex. Smith JB), or by journal title or its MEDLINE
abbreviation. Internet Grateful Med provides access to MEDLINE, Pre-MEDLINE,
AIDSLINE, DIRLINE, and other NLM databases with full Medical Subject
Heading (MeSH) search functionality. It also links to NLM's document
delivery service, Loansome Doc. Indiana University faculty and students
also can access MEDLINE, BIOETHICS LINE, CANCERLIT, and CINAHL (Nursing
and Allied Health) through the Indiana University OVID Database System.
Health Research Catalog, of the Minority Health Project, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health; sponsored
by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease
Control. A catalog of studies from National Library of Medicine databases
relevant to the health, including the sexual health, of racial and ethnic
Library of Medicine Gateway. The NLM Gateway is a Web-based
system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems
at the U.S. National Library of Medicine(NLM). It allows users of NLM
services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing "one-stop
searching" for many of NLM's information resources or databases.
Johns Hopkins University. Makes available the most recent records from
the POPLINE database on population, family planning, and related health
Index, Princeton University. Covers materials related to fertility
and research methodology. Publication types include monographs, journal
articles, working papers, dissertations, etc., since 1986. The database
can be searched by author, subject, geographic region, or year.
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