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Sexuality Research Guide: Article Databases & Reference

Reference Books

Here are just a few reference sources you may find helpful.

Article Indexes and Databases for Sexuality Research

Trying to determine which database is best for your area of sexuality research can sometimes prove to be the most difficult part of the research process. Here is a selection of databases which have been found to have excellent interdisciplinary coverage of topics related to sexuality research.

Note: These databases are available through a Vanderbilt Libraries' subscription. If you are not a current Vanderbilt student, faculty or staff member, you should consult with your local library for comparable databases.


Getting Fulltext Online

What is  ?

FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.

You'll also see FindIt@VU buttons in Acorn.

An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.

Finding more articles

Sexuality research takes place in many disciplines with researchers from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities contributing to the field. 

Therefore you could potentially find information on sexuality research in any article database/search engine.

For example if you are interested in sexual health issues you would want to use a health/medical database such as PubMed. If you were studying sexuality across cultures you would probably want to search an Anthropology database such as Anthrosource.

Librarians at Vanderbilt have designated key databases for a variety of fields of study. To get started, go to Find articles & databases and choose the subject that is closest to the area of your research topic.

Google Scholar Search