Using a book to locate information might seem old fashioned, but there is still a lot of information NOT available online. The Library owns a wide variety of print resources on topics related to LGBT issues that can be found using the Online Catalog.
This isn't the place to find research articles, though! Need articles? Try the Locating Articles tab.
When looking for books or media (video or audio recordings), the library catalog is a great place to start. The catalog allows you to find books and other materials are owned by the Library and selected for the topics explored in the curriculum. Using the Books & Media search on the Library homepage, enter simple terms or concepts, rather than long phrases and questions. Use the limiters on the side to focus your search (by date, subject, format, etc.).
Here are some library catalog searches to related topics:
To develop your search statement, use the keywords of your concept such as “homophobia” and "health care" rather than “what effect does homophobia have on the quality of health care for LGBT individuals?" In this case, less is better… Too many terms make it harder to find resources!
For more specific searches, or to combine multiple concepts (i.e., author and title), use the Advanced Search option.
Our extensive collection of reference books provides a great starting point for your research projects, allowing you to learn about your topic, before you start searching for articles in our many databases.
In fact, many of our more current titles are available as eBooks!
Below are a few examples: