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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Studies: Reference Books

Library resources for researching LGBTQ issues and completing the final project for FEMST 162: Queer Theory.

Why Use Reference Books?

Use reference books (encylopedias, handbooks, dictionaries etc.) to get an overview of topics you may be interested in researching. The more background information you have on a topic of interest, the more you will be able to think of promising research questions.  The information in reference books tends to be factual or widely accepted information, rather than critical and or debatable information and ideas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • a collection of reference books
  • something on most topics
  • a good starting point

Select LGBTQ Reference Books

Below are select LGBTQ reference books.  All are located in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Collection Reference Area (2nd floor, Ocean Side). There are many others shelved near these, as like materials are shelved together in the library.

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