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Related Libguides and Other Resources

LGBTQ+ Legal Issues This is an excellent guide produced by the Hofstra University Law Library on resources addressing the whole range of legal issues faced by LBGTQ+ people. 

Transgender Information Resources This is an excellent page created by John Otto, librarian at the Seattle Public Library.


 Many general resources, such as encyclopedias, as well as sociological treatments of LGBTQ+ issues,can be found in the HQ call number range (largely HQ74 through HQ77). However, materials on LGBTQ+,  Queer Studies, and gender and sexual identity can also be found throughout the library in many disciplines. For instance collections on French literature, communications and mass media, English, history, religion, education and social services, all contain items on those issue. It is best when searching for materials initially to do keyword searches in the catalog on the specific topic within LGBTQ+ Studies in which one is interested. Remember also that changes in subject and key word terms have occurred over time and that different disciplines may use different terms. Searching under "homosexuality" may produce one set of works, perhaps historical ones, or clinical ones, whereas searching under "queer" may produce largely cultural or literature studies. "Gay", "GLBTQ", "LGBTQ", "Transgender" , "Asexual", "Non-binary" might also be searched as keywords. You are trying to pick up documents which have these terms in either the document itself or its bibliographic descriptions. The same goes for using Journal Finder to locate journals with LGBTQ+ emphasis,.

Useful Textbook on Library Research

Library 160: Introduction to College Level Research

This is an open access textbook on how to do research using library resources. It is produced and published  in 2021 by scholars at Iowa State University. 

Media Resources

Hofstra University Library subscribes to many streaming video platforms providing rich content relevant to the Hofstra  LGBTQ+ community. Browse using the links below, or search for titles using the library's online catalog. 


Academic Video Online LGBT Studies Channel 
Films on Demand Selection of LGBT content
Academic Video Online Stonewall Riots Channel


Selected Books

These are some of the books held by Hofstra University Library.

What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He & She. 2020. Dennis E. Baron.

Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements: Confronting Privileges.  2020. Elizabeth Evans and Eleonore Lepinard.

Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood. 2020. Sandra Patton-Imani.

Introduction to Transgender Studies. 2019. Ardel Haefele-Thomas.

Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources. 2018. Charlie McNabb.

Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston. 2018. William T. Hoston.

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century.  2018Tey Meadow. Axinn Library. 

Intersex: A Memoir. Aaron Apps. 2015. Axinn Library 



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