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LGBTQ+: Find Books and E-Books

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As a King's student, you have access to thousands of e-books, which can be accessed 24/7 and don't require you to come into the library. This guide below provides information about the various databases. 

Below are sample searches in eBook Academic Collection. If you click on the links, the searches will open, and you can browse the collections.

Browse the Shelves

Suggested call numbers:

  • HQ 73 - HQ 77
    Bisexual studies, Lesbian and Gay studies, Transgender studies
  • PS 648 H - PS 648 L
    Gay and Lesbian short story anthologies.  Other LGBTQ literature and fiction classified by author's name

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

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