Welcome! This guide shares library resources on LGBTQ+ Studies and related fields. It is intended for students and other researchers looking for resources and search strategies that address the interdisciplinary and intersectional nature of LGBTQ+ Studies, or Queer Studies.
If you have questions about research in LGBTQ+ Studies, recommendations for this guide, or purchase suggestions for the collection, please contact Katerina Allmendinger, liaison librarian for Women & Gender Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies.
The guide is primarily organized by type of resource, with additional information on primary sources and archival materials of multiple formats on the Primary Sources tab.
For more about the Pride Office and other CU Boulder resources by and for the LGBTQ+ community, see our LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Guide.
LGBTQ+ Studies / Queer Studies materials are often described using outdated, inaccurate, and offensive terms.
Because LGBTQ+ Studies is interdisciplinary in methodology and research inquiry, there are many places to search. Below you'll see "Interdisciplinary Research Starters", some recommendations on where to start. Select a tab for book, database, and research guide suggestions.
Content in this section is adapted from the work of Gina Bastone at the University of Texas Libraries and Stacy Reardon and Jennifer Dorner at the UC Berkeley Libraries.
These resources on the Overview tab offer a wide range of formats across multiple disciplines, including search of scholarly journal articles, books and ebooks, and newspapers and magazines, with OneSearch being the broadest and most interdisciplinary, and Gale OneFile: Gender Studies the most specific to LGBTQ+ Studies and related topics.
Listed here are additional research guides focusing on particular collections or libraries.
LGBTQIA+ Health Research Guide from UCSF Library - includes links to reports, data sets, and best practices and methodologies