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LGBTQ Studies

"One may attribute to every child, without wronging him, a bit of the homosexual disposition." - Sigmund Freud, 1910

Databases - Specific

Sociology Collection
The search strategy (lesbian OR gay OR bisexual OR transgenered OR queer OR LGBTQ) with the Full Text limiter in place yielded over 3000 articles on these topics - click the box for Peer Review on the right to see just academic results. Manipulate the strategy by tacking your specific interest on to the end with AND. For example, adding AND rights = the 300 articles dealing with legal and other rights for these groups.

Interested in the history of academic thought regarding non-heterosexual relationships? This collection of digital scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences dates from the 18th Century to the modern era. TIP: At a search results list, use "Sort" option to bring oldest or newest to the top.

MLA International Bibliography
Interested in literary or linguisting discussion of LGBTQ topics? MLA International Bib is the pre-eminent resource for scholarly research in these fields. TIPS: Check the boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Review" and when sorting results "ascending" = earliest first. Interesting find: a study in Homosexual Slang circa 1970 from American Speech: A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage.

Get an academic Psychological or Sociological perspective. Both PsychInfo and the Sociological Collection offer specific results. TIPS: Check the boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Review" and when sorting results "ascending" = earliest first.

Databases - General

Research Library GALILEO logo from ProQuest
Provides full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. All subjects.

Academic Search Complete GALILEO logo from EBSCOhost
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that searches a total of 10,900 publications including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text is provided for 5,300 journals.

Encyclopedias & Reference - Electronic

From Credo Reference:
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History

Homosexuality and Science: A Guide to the Debates

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender

Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

Journals - access holdings by clicking titles

Subscriptions are subject to change. Additional titles of potential interest are available. For complete, current journal holdings, and online access info, search the Journal Locator.

Web Sites & Organizations

The Advocate The world's leading source for LGBT news. Working toward equality and justice for myriad issues, this is the's gay rights page.

PFLAG The premiere organizaiton for LGBTQ individuals and their families.

LGBTQ Nation Digitial space for LGBTQ news, connections, support, and more!

LGBT Rights From the American Civil Liberties Union.

Digital & Archival Collections

Please note: many archival organizations make guides to their collections available digitally while working toward getting collections content digitized. Therefore, links provided below may prove more useful for finding out simply what materials are available at repositories as opposed to seeing the actual materials.

the Center - Archive Collection As part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York, this site offers an easily browsable collection overview with access to collection highlights.

Stonewall National Museum and Library Not far! Just down in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The One Institute and Archives begun from a personal collection that Jim Kepner started in the 1950ís and associated with One Magazine, the nationís first magazine advocating a pro-homosexual stance.

Lesbian Herstory Archives A voluminous collection available at the organization's headquarters in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Selected Books in Lane library

Encyclopedias & Reference - In Print
Encyclopedia of HomosexualityREF HQ76.25 .E53 1990
Homosexuality: A Research GuideREF HQ76.25 .D96 1987
Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War I to the Present Day REF HQ75.2 .W46 2001
Follow this link to browse the entire collection of
over 200 titles available through Lane Library relating to LGBTQ topics.

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