GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender)

Kathryn A. Martin Library Resources


Getting Started with Research

Finding Books on GLBT Topics

Finding Articles on GLBT Topics

Internet Resources on GLBT Topics


Starting Research on GLBT Topics     

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Select Reference Resources (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)

Gay and lesbian atlas. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 2004.
REF HQ76.3.U5 G355 2004

Gay and lesbian theatrical legacyAnn Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2005.
REF PN2286.5 .G38 2005

Gay Rights on Trial: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2002.
[Available Online Only]

A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples / by Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, and Frederick Hertz. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
REF  KF538 .C87 2005

LGBT, Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. Thomson/Gale, 2004.
[Available Online Only]

Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts . San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2004.
REF N72.H64 Q44 2004

Routledge international encyclopedia of queer culture. London: Routledge, 2006.
REF HQ76.96 .R68 2006 

Other Select Books (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: research and clinical perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
[Available Online Only]

Same-sex marriage: the cultural politics of love and law / Kathleen E. Hull. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
[Available Online Only]

Select Multimedia Resources (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)

Coming out under fire [videorecording]. New York: Docurama: Distributed by New Video Group, 2004. Gay men and lesbians who served in the United States military service during World War II discuss their experiences with the response of the military establishment towards their sexual orientation.
Multimedia DVD 1176

Daddy & papa [videorecording]. Harriman, NY : New Day Films, distributor, 2002. A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves.
Multimedia VC 4532

Gay pioneers [videorecording]. [Philadelphia, Pa.]: Equality Forum, 2004. The story of gay and lesbian activists who staged the first homosexual civil rights demonstrations in Philadelphia, Washington and New York from 1965 to 1969.
Multimedia DVD 1169

Gay sex in the 70’s [videorecording]. [New York, N.Y.]: Heartlove Productions; [San Francisco]: Frameline [distributor], 2005. Focuses on the sexual promiscuity among gays in New York City after the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 but before the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s through the use of candid first-hand interviews, photographs and films of the era.
Multimedia DVD 1174

This obedience [videorecording]. [Saint Paul, Minn.] : Aquaries Media : Wingspan Ministry, 2002.  Relates the ordination of a lesbian pastor by a Minnesota Lutheran congregation and the public debate which follows.
Multimedia VC 4531

Tying the knot [videorecording]. [United States]: Docurama; New York: Distributed by New Video Group, 2005. Poignantly explores the ferocious political battle in the U.S. over equal marriage rights. It uncovers the meaning of marriage, focusing appropriately on rights, privilege, and love.
Multimedia DVD 1171

Select Theses (for more resources like this, contact a librarian)

The impact of sex, labeling, and attitudes toward homosexuality on perceptions of lesbian and gay historical figures and willingness to support gay rights by Michael R. Smith. Plan B paper--University of Minnesota, Duluth : May 1996.
Theses LB2369.5 .S6586

Increasing self-esteem in gay men through participation in a support group by Stephen W. Glick. Plan B paper--University of Minnesota, Duluth : May 1983.
Theses LB2369.5 .G5557

Teacher strategies for creating safe school environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students by Amy Bennett and Shannon Norman.  Plan B paper--University of Minnesota, Duluth : May 2003.
Theses LB2369.5 .B4653


Finding Books in the Library

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Finding Books by Browsing the Library Stacks:

You may locate books on GLBT topics by browsing the Library book shelves or stacks.  Below, you will find some example call numbers you can browse. Call numbers A-H are on the 3rd floor and J-Z are on the fourth.

  • HQ74-74.2  Bisexuality
  • HQ 75.15+   Gay & Lesbian Studies
  • HQ75.3-75.6   Lesbians
  • HQ75.7-76.2   Gay Men
  • HQ 76.5   Gay Rights Movement
  • HQ77.7-77.95   Transsexualism
  • HQ1034   Same Sex Marriages
  • KF538-539  Legal Aspects of Same Sex Marriage

Finding Books by using the Library Catalog:

GLBT topics are interdisciplinary in nature so it is a good idea to search the Library Catalog to find GLBT related books distributed throughout the Library.  To get to the Library Catalog, go to the Library Home Page ( and select Library Catalog.

Keyword SearchYou can use the Keyword Search to help you find books in which you are unsure of the title, author or subject.  For example:

  • Use when you are looking for a topic but don't know an exact subject heading.
  • Use when you are looking for a specific work and know main words in the title but not the exact title.
  • Use when you are looking for a specific work and know the author's last name and what it is about.
  • Use when you know the last names of two or more authors or editors of a work.

Browse Search:  Use the Browse Search function when you know the exact title, author name, subject heading or call number.  Browsing is great when you want to find more books by a specific author, more books on a specific topic or locate books with similar call numbers.  If you don't know the exact wording to use, try a Keyword Search.

Advanced Search:  Information coming soon!

Need a book that someone else has checked out??

Locating Articles on GLBT Topics

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Article Databases

To locate periodical articles, use one of the many indexes available through the Library. Expanded Academic Index and Academic Search Premier are the best places to start. A complete list of all electronic indexes and databases available to UMD students, faculty, and staff can be found on the Database page. In all of these indexes, you can search individual subjects or keywords singly, or in combination with others.

Academic OneFile (formerly Expanded Academic Index):  Interdisciplinary index to articles

Academic Search Premier:  Interdisciplinary index to articles

Alternative Press Index:

Contemporary Women's Issues:

Lexis Nexis Academic:


Sociological Abstracts:

Select Journals, Newspapers & Magazines Available at UMD

  • Advocate (Available in Print & Online)
  • Between the Lines (Available Online)
  • Curve (Available Online)
  • Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide (Available Online)
  • GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Available Online)
  • Intersections (Available Online)
  • Lambda Book Report (Available Online)
  • Law & Sexuality: A Review of Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues (Available Online)
  • Lesbian News (Available Online)
  • Lesbian-gay Law Notes (Available Online)
  • Philadelphia Gay News (Available Online)
  • Recognizing Gay and Lesbian Families (Available Online)


For more information, contact:
Jodi Carlson Grebinoski, Reference Librarian
Phone: 218-726-7880
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3001

Last updated: June 2011

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