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Library Resources Guide – LBGT Issues

Compiled by Angela Camack, 2015
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Books

Books and electronic books can be located by keyword, author, title or subject in the library’s online catalog. You can refine your search by using the choices on the left side of the screen. Remember to limit your search to books in the MCCC libraries. Suggested search subject headings are:

  • Gay
  • Gay parents
  • Gay activists
  • Gay adoption
  • Gay rights
  • Homosexuality
  • Lesbians
  • Bisexual
  • Coming out
  • Transsexualism
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender

You can also search Ebsco e-books and ebrary from our web page for electronic books. As an MCCC student or employee, you can access e-books from off-campus if you have Internet access. See the library web page for instructions. If we don't have a book you need, use the Interlibrary Loan form on the library webpage for instructions on how to get books from the Mercer County library system or other libraries.

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Databases

Search our databases for articles in magazines and journals and other information. A complete list and links to these databases can be found at the library's Online Resources page. Databases that include material in this subject area include:

Academic Search Premier – scholarly, magazine and news articles.

ProQuest Central – scholarly, magazine and news articles.

GenderWatch – articles that focus on gender issues.

ProQuest Social Science Journals – from sociology, social work and psychology journals.

PsychArticles – articles from psychology journals.

Issues and Controversies & Pro Con – these databases do not provide articles, but provide discussions on such social and political issues, such as same-sex marriage, gay adoption and gays in the military.

Depending on your specific research needs, other databases may have useful information as well.

As an MCCC student or employee, you can access articles from the databases from off-campus if you have access to the Internet. See the library webpage for instructions.

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Websites

ACT UP Oral History Project – www.actuporalhistory.org

APA Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues – www.apadivision44.org

American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian and Gay Rights – www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights

American Medical Association LGBT Health Resources – http://www.ama-assn.org/

Gay and Lesbian Studies: A Research Guide for use at NYPL – http://www.nypl.org/

Gay. Lesbian, BiSexual, Queer, Transgender and Two-Spirit Info-Site – people.ucalgary.ca/ptrembla/gay-lesbian-bisexual

glbtq Archives – www.glbtqarchives.com (note: this extensive encyclopedia is still online but it will not be updated after 2015).

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging – www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/aging.aspx

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Religious Archives Network – www.lgbtran.org

Lesbian Herstory Archives – www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org

LGBT Data – www.lgbtdata.com

Medline Plus: Guide to Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Health – www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gaylesbianandtransgenderhealth

One National Gay and Lesbian Archives – www.onearchives.org

Out of the Past – www.pbs.org/outofthepast

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History – legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/pwh/

Rainbow History Project – rainbowhistory.org

Transgender Law and Policy Institute – www.transgenderlaw.org

Twice Blessed: The Jewish GLBT Archives Online – www.onearchives.org/twiceblessed/index.html

Williams Institute – williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu

 
 

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