The Definitive Index for LGBTQ+ Studies

LGBTQ+ Life provides indexing and abstracts for traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle and regional publications, as well as many historically significant titles. It also includes an LGBTQ+ thesaurus of nearly 9,500 terms. 

LGBTQ+ Life was created with the assistance of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, which holds a significant collection of archival and present content in the area of LGBTQ+ studies. The Lesbian Herstory Archives of the Lesbian Herstory Education Foundation also assisted EBSCO to further develop the collection.

Strengthen Exposure to Open Access Journals

LGBTQ+ Life includes rigorous curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals, which has resulted in a growing collection of 48 active global OA journals. Once validated and certified for inclusion, these OA journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking.  

NOTE: EBSCOhost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service generate a lot more referrals for DOAJ than any other online platform.

Searchable Cited References

LGBTQ+ Life includes 47 journals with searchable cited references.

The Highest Quality Subject Indexing 

EBSCO has the premier and most highly regarded scholarly vocabularies curated by subject matter experts, covering all disciplines and major publishers. 

EBSCO believes in breaking down barriers to information through Enhanced Subject Precision (ESP) mapping, bridging the gap between content and end users through inclusion of natural languages.   

EBSCO databases support all learning types through textual and visual subject browse and information literacy training through subject access points in more than 30 languages. Watch video to learn more.

In addition to indexed and abstracted journals, LGBTQ+ Life includes 417 indexed and abstracted books and reference works.


Scanning the title list, it's evident that LGBTQ+ Life does an excellent job of organizing and enhancing access to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender resources.

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