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Databases & Online Resources
Library Resources for Transgender Topics
Useful research guide from the University of Minnesota for transgender research; includes resources, search terms and search strategies, and funding sources.
GLBTQ Archive: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Culture
Find articles, encyclopedia entries, essays and more, covering gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture.
LGBT Magazine Archive
Traces the history and evolution of myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture, including legal contexts, health, lifestyle, politics, social attitudes, activism, gay rights, and arts/literature.
LGBT Thought and Culture
An online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day
Digital Transgender Archive
Increases the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Archive
Hosted by UNT, this repository documents the history and culture of the LGBT communities in the South and Southwest through a variety of primary source materials, including letters, photographs, diaries, objects, and more.
GLBT Historical Society Online Resources
Includes the Bay Area Reporter and other primary sources, including photographs and papers, important to 20th century American LGBT history.
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies
Interdisciplinary and international in scope, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies.
Journal of Homosexuality
Devoted to scholarly research on homosexuality, including sexual practices and gender roles and their cultural, historical, interpersonal, and modern social contexts.
Sexualities, Evolution & Gender
Examines the psychology of gender-specific behaviors, including gender roles, gender differences and gender relations.
Journal of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
The first peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted entirely to the healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations.
Key Dates for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Equality
An overview of key dates in not just Stonewall's history but in the development of lesbian, gay, bi and trans history in terms of social, political and legislative change, representation and visibility.
LGBT History Month
Celebrates the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender icons throughout the month of October, posting information on a new icon every day of the month.
People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans* History
Presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people through hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods and throughout the world.
Keywords in Library Search
LGBTQ resources can be found in multiple disciplines, including collections on literature, communications and mass media, American history, religion, education and social services.
- Search for a specific topic within LGBT studies to start. For example, "transgender youth", "same sex marriage", or "Stonewall uprising".
- Terms have changed over time, and different disciplines use different terms. Searching under "homosexuality" may produce results that are historical or clinical. Searching under "queer" may produce largely cultural or literature studies.
- Other keywords that could be used are "gay", "GLBT", "LGBT", "transgender" and "transgendered", "sexual orientation", and "gender identity".