World Book Encyclopedia

Articles have an American perspective. There is very little in the “Kids (Eng)/ Découverte (Fr)” versions. The “Student” and “Advanced” versions of World Book offer a number of short articles (DOMA, DADT, Stonewall, gay rights), as well as biographies of some well-known activists and influential people.

Sample search results:

  • Kids: “homosexual” -> 4 articles – bios
  • Discover: “homosexual” -> 9 articles
  • Student: “homosexual” -> 55 articles: (mostly biographies), also 165 “Back in Time articles” that discuss the HIV/AIDS crisis.
  • Advanced: same number of hits using “homosexual”, but some of the articles are more in-depth.