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LGBTQ+ Resources: Home

This guide provides access to a selected list of resources pertaining to LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer plus) interests and issues available through the Carlyle Campbell Library and on the open web.

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Carrie Nichols
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This LibGuide has been created to help users of the Carlyle Campbell Library find information about asexual people, intersex people, trans people, bisexual people, gay people, lesbian people, and other people who identify with what is sometimes called the queer community. (A number of acronyms, such as LGBTQIA and LGBT, are also used to refer to some or all of these groups.) This guide also includes some books about the broader social and political issues that involve LGBTQIA+ people, and about family diversity and gender diversity as broader topics.

This LibGuide is not a comprehensive list of all LGBTQIA+ books in the library. This guide will be updated and changed when needed. If you have questions, or would like help finding additional books, please get in touch with me (Natalie Onuska) via the contact information in my profile box below. You can also use the search terms in the "Search Suggestions" box on the left to do your own searches in the library catalog.

On each page, clicking on books or their titles will take you to their records in our library catalog. If you would like help narrowing down the list (for example, you're only interested in books with nonbinary characters, or books that make good high school read-alouds, or books with main characters of color), please contact me by email. 

If you have suggestions for books that you think would be a good addition to our collection, please contact me by email. 


Search Suggestions

Right now, we do not have one comprehensive subject term to locate all LGBTQIA+ books in the library. Here are some subject terms that will bring up some of these books (in no particular order): 

  • Gays
  • Gay rights
  • Bisexuals
  • Lesbian teenagers
  • Lesbians
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Sexual orientation 
  • Sexuality 
  • Gay Teenagers
  • Coming Out (sexual orientation)
  • Gender identity
  • Homosexuality
  • Queer theory
  • Transgender 
  • Two-spirit people

You may also want to visit this Comprehensive List of LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Definitions to find keywords to search for your topic.