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LGBTQ: Databases and Journals

This guide is designed to help get you started with your library research in LGBT / GLBT / queer studies.

How to Find an Article

The keywords below can be used to find articles about topics significant to the LGBT community.

  • Gay Marriage
  • AIDs Crisis
  • Stonewall Riots
  • Gay Rights Movement
  • Homopho* (Using this search term will find articles relating to topic that start with the term "Homopho," i.e homophobia or homophobic)
  • Lesbian or Gay Adoption
  • LGBT Representation

Try using these suggested keywords along with keywords related to your chosen topic when using the recommended databases on the left:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay or Homosexual
  • Bisexual
  • Gender Identity or Nonbinary Gender
  • Transgender
  • Genderfluid
  • Genderqueer
  • Queer
  • Intersex


Many disciplines include in depth LGBT scholarly research articles within the context of the subject area. Utilize the database keyword & subject searches to find articles on LGBT themes.