Anyone can put information on the web, so how can you tell if it's reliable and accurate?
Useful websites that are relevant to gender and sexual diversity include:
African-American Women: Online Archival Collections
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
American Memory is a gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items. Hosted by the Library of Congress
A guide to researching gay and lesbian history in the UK National Archives
Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
An online exhibition from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The title comes from a 1987 book by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. This exhibition presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis.
Transgender Oral History Project
A project to collect and share a diverse range of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities. It promotes grassroots media projects, documents trans people’s experiences, maintains a publicly accessible digital archive, and teaches media production skills.
Women's Library @ London School of Economics
Digital artifacts on historical views of women and of the women's rights movement in England.
There is a huge range of information on the Internet, but you need to be vigilant about the quality of what you find. Using subject gateways and sites which are created by subject specialists will ensure that you find information that has been evaluated for its academic quality.