About the Digital Sexuality Archive

You know the feeling: it's time to start working on that history research paper and you don't even know where to begin looking for primary sources. You do a quick Google search, and no results. Or worse -- you get so many results, you can't tell what is useful and what is not. How do you even begin digging through it all? 

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The Digital Sexuality Archive is a gateway to a plethora of digital resources concerning the history of sex and sexuality. Use DIG Sex to locate digital archives and collections that contain primary sources for your research project. You can search by subject, place, time period, type of collection, and more. Scroll down through each item's content to find the URL that will take you to the digital archive or collection that contains materials relevant to your search. 

Need inspiration to find a topic and start your searching? Look here

Need a refresher on research skills and how to assess primary sources? Look here

Want to browse the full list of items catalogued in DIG Sex? You can do so here or by clicking 'Browse Items' in the toolbar above.

Want to search for items that relate to a specific period, place, event, or topic? Once you are on the Browse Items page, you can select 'Search Items,' or you can use the search box in the upper right hand corner of every page.  

Need tips on which terms were used to categorize the items in DIG Sex? Look here

Wondering whether the items catalogued in DIG Sex also have physical archives with even more materials to explore? Check out the map feature! 


The Digital Sexuality Archive has been compiled by Professor Carolyn Herbst Lewis and Helen Eckhard, with funding from the Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell/University of Iowa Partnership, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 

Did you find material that you think should be included in the Digital Sexuality Archive? Submit the relevant information via this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/GqIOEdBOphaQIaml2

Have questions about DIG Sex? Contact Professor Carolyn Herbst Lewis: lewiscar@grinnell.edu  


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