Research Guides

LGBTQ / Gender & Sexuality Studies

Find periodicals, journals, databases, archives, museums, libraries about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics.

Getting Started

Researching LGBTQ history can be complex, interdisciplinary, and involves primary source materials that are categorized in many different ways. If you're having trouble finding information about your topic, check out the Homosaurus - "an international linked data vocabulary of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) terms. This vocabulary is intended to function as a companion to broad subject term vocabularies, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings." This may help to suggest alternative keywords and subject terms.

Seeking LGBTQ resources at CUNY?

Try the LGBTQIA+ Hub, an initiative of the University LGBTQ Council. Events, campus contacts, and info about preferred names/gender at CUNY.

Seeking funding for your scholarly work in the field of LGBTQ Studies? Check out our page for related opportunities. We also encourage you to search within the grants databases listed on this page. 

A Few Selected Ebooks

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Online Encyclopedias and Reference

Starting Points

Subject Guide

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