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LGBTQ+: Find Articles

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Terms to try

When searching for resources about LGBTQ+ people, it can be useful to try a varied of terms, as concepts and definitions have changed over time. Below are just a few examples of terms you could use...

Specific Identities

  • Asexual
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Intersex
  • Lesbian
  • Transgender

More generic terms

  • Gender identity
  • Homosexuality/Homosexual
  • Queer
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexual orientation identity
  • Sexual diversity
  • Gendervariant people
  • Gender differences (Sociology)
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality

Journal Articles

If you have wondered what a peer reviewed journal article is or why you're searching for them for your academic work, you're in the right place.

Articles Databases

These databases may be helpful for finding articles about LGBTQ subjects.

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to search for academic literature on many subjects. 

Carefully evaluate the quality of the items you find using Google Scholar.  You may not be able to access all of the articles you find, but it can be a quick place to start your research!

Google Scholar Search