Online Databases

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered Issues

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network ( GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") is the largest national network of parents, educators, and others ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in primary and secondary schools.

Matthew's Place ( Matthew's Place, which is dedicated to Matthew Shepard, features up-to-date national and LGBT news, advice columns and affirming resources, and information hub for youth access critical resources such as safe and inclusive direct-service providers and youth serving organizations.

Rhode Island Pride (