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LGBTIQA+ Resources

Use this guide to find lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning and asexual resources.

Using LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch is the best place to start when looking for a book in the library.

You can find textbooks, reports, dictionaries and encyclopedias in both print and online formats in LibrarySearch.


The search tips and terminology resources below may give you some further terms to use when searching for resources on LGBTIQA+ issues. 

Search Tips

The following search tips can be used to find resources in LibrarySearch, library databases, Google Scholar and Google to refine your search.

Use AND to find all your search terms
gender AND representation AND media

Use OR to find any of your search terms
LGBT* OR gay OR "gender diverse"

Use quotation marks to search for exact phrases 
“gender identity”

Use truncation (*) to find different word endings and plurals
LGBT* finds all acronyms starting with LGBT (you might also try GLB*)

trans* finds transgender, transgendered, transition, etc.

Use the wildcard (?) to find variations in spelling
wom?n finds woman and women

Use brackets for complex search statements
“gender identity” AND (media OR online)