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Human Diversity

This guide focuses on resources you can use to find information on diversity and vulnerable populations in the context of social work practice.


SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Abbie Goldberg, editor. Thousand Oaks, Calif., SAGE Publications, 2016.
Substantive scholarly articles on LGBTQ issues in a social sciences framework. Rutgers-restricted Access
LGBT: Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. 3 vols.
More than 500 scholarly entries on LGBT identities, communities, cultures, movements, and issues. Rutgers-restricted Access
American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia
Bret E. Carroll, editor. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications, 2004.
"A reference guide and an introduction to the many ways in which men have defined, imagined, and experienced male identity in the social, cultural, and political contexts of the United States.” 258 signed entries with bibliography. Rutgers-restricted Access
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender : Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
San Diego, Calif.:Academic, c2001. 2 vols.
About 100 articles, each contributed by an expert in the social or behavioral sciences, on "the many topics that encompass current research and scholarship on the psychology of women and gender." Articles on such topics as "Abortion and Its Health Effects," "Achievement," "Body Image Concerns," "Career Achievement," "Hate Crimes," "Imprisonment in the United States," "Military Women," "Political Behavior," "Sport and Athletics," and "Work-Family Balance." Each article contains a glossary, cross-references, and a "Suggested Reading" section.   Available? Sample Article
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
Jodi O'Brien, editor. Thousand Oaks, California, Sage Publications, 2008.
Over 450 signed entries with brief bibliographies. Worldwide scope. Rutgers-restricted Access
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender
Kevin Nadal. Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, 2017.
"This encyclopedia looks at issues of gender, identity, and psychological processes at the individual as well as the societal level, exploring topics such as how gender intersects with developmental processes both in infancy and childhood and throughout later life stages; the evolution of feminism and the men's movement; the ways in which gender can affect psychological outcomes and influence behavior; and more." Rutgers-restricted Access
Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion
June Melby Benowitz. Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 2017. Rutgers-restricted Access

Gender & Sexuality

1970- Indexes articles relating to women and gender, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Includes non-mainstream publications. Rutgers-restricted Access
LGBTQ+ Source
Includes the full text of more than 140 journals and more than 150 books and reference materials, as well as indexing and abstracts for over 600 additional publications. Rutgers-restricted Access.
Women's Studies International
1972- Women's Studies International is the most comprehensive index to women's studies resources. Incorporates citations from Women Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Bibliography Database, and the Women's Studies Database, among others. Rutgers-restricted Access.
The Transgender Archives
The Transgender Archives' online discovery tool searches the world’s largest collection of Trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse publications. From the University of Victoria.
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Susan Faludi. New York, Crown, 1991. Available?
Violence Against Women - Federal Legislation and Regulations
From the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.
"What is a Homosexual? A Definitional Model
Raymond M. Berger. Social Work 28(2), March/April 1983, pp. 132-135. Rutgers-restricted Access
"The Gap Between Gay and Straight"
Barbara Ehrenreich. Time May 10, 1993.
Queer America: A GLBT History of the the 20th Century
Vicki L. Eaklor. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2008. Available?
How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community
Jean M. Baker. New York, Harrington Park Press, 2002. Available?
The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook: Phenomenological Perspectives
Miriam Jaffe et al, editors. New York, Routledge, 2020. Rutgers-restricted Access

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