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Welcome to library research in LGBTQIA+ Studies.  This guide is intended to help you find library resources specifically aimed at research in the field. 

NEW ResourceLGBTQ+ Rights - Part of HeinOnline

"ABOUT THE DATABASE HeinOnline's LGBTQ+ Rights database charts the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. All titles in this collection have been assigned one or more title-level subjects relating to their scope, and are further divided into six subcollections, whose areas of focus constitute Marriage and Family, Employment Discrimination, Military Service, AIDS and Health Care, and Public Spaces and Accommodations, and Historical Attitudes and Analysis. This collection is rounded out by a curated list of Scholarly Articles selected by Hein editors, as well as a Bibliography of titles to launch your research outside of HeinOnline. Finally, an interactive timeline, incorporating documents from HeinOnline with other media from around the internet, plots out an overview of LGBTQ rights in America from 1950 to the present day, helping to demonstrate the relevancy of the content within the database to the real-world events to which they are connected."

Finding Journal Articles

Finding articles in the journal literature requires the use of indexing and abstracting databases.  The databases listed here are good for LGBT+ studies.  

Gender & Ethnic Studies Collections at Cushing Library

Cushing Memorial Library is home to extensive collections in Gender and Ethnic Studies, including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.  For more information, use the link below to be directed to their page.

Other Research Materials

The resources listed here are important research materials, aside from peer-reviewed journal articles.  The Archives of Sexuality and Gender contains important primary material.  PAIS indexes "gray literature" on Public Affairs.  CQ Researcher provides pro and con commentary on social issues.

Act Up Oral History Project. Oral interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York.

Search for Books

LGBT+ Book Awards

Campus Resources