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LGBTQ Studies

A research guide to online and print resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer people, gender expression, and sexual identity.

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OneSearch is a broad search across many different subjects, databases, and resources. If you are not finding what you are looking for here, use the box below to hone in on subject-specific resources.

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When & Why to Use Scholarly Books:

  • You need to understand a complex topic (these are easier to read than journal articles)
  • You need very in-depth analysis of a topic
  • You need broad coverage of one or more topics
  • You need a summary of existing research on a topic

Remember: You may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!

Where to Find Books and eBooks:

Literary Criticism

These articles are basically the "bread-and-butter" sources for scholarly research - they're used in every discipline.

Why You Should Use Them:

  • Information is based on research and expertise
  • Information is detailed and focused on a narrow topic
  • The peer-review process (mostly) insures that the information is accurate
  • They add to a growing understanding of a topic by contributing new ideas

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Depending on the assignment you are working on, videos and documentaries can be valuable resources. 

Where to Find Videos and Documentaries: