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LGBTQ+ Studies: An Introduction

This guide is meant to educate the ASU community on gender, sexuality, and queer studies topics, events, resources, and organizations

Using Our Online Catalog

You can use the ASU Online Catalog to search all of the library's holdings across ASU's multiple campuses. The catalog contains records for the following: Books, newspapers, journals, magazines, serials, government documents, manuscripts, archival materials, maps, musical scores, computer files, sound recordings, and visual materials. To connect to the ASU Online Catalog, please click here.

When searching online, it's important to take into account of the fact that the study of gender and sexuality--its intersections with race, class, and society--is a field that is constantly expanding, and the subject classifications from Library of Congress are often slow to catch up with current terminology (and even terms that should be wholly transparent in the field of gender and sexuality). 

While keeping the above in mind, being flexible in your searches will prove to be valuable as you seek out relevant materials. As you search for books on your topic, pay close attention to the subject terms found in their records, be it older or newer material. With those subject terms, try another subject search with those terms and see what the results look like. By working directly with the subject terms assigned to the record, you will experience a more comprehensive search that will yield results closer to what you're looking for.

For a deeper dive on how to search effectively within the ASU Online Catalog, please see our helpful handouts. The library also has a series of online tutorials dedicated to locating articles, please look here

Lastly, The University at Albany has created a library guide concentrated on subject headings pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community.

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