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LGBTQ+ & Queer Studies

Resources for research in LGBTQ+ & Queer history and studies.

Finding Primary Sources

Finding primary sources can be tricky.  Here are some ways to search for them:

1.  Search a primary source database

2.  Use library catalogs to find primary sources published in books. 

3.  Use the bibliographies of secondary sources.

4.  Search for manuscript and archival materials.  

5.  Search an index (not full-text, but sometimes the best for the topic). 

 

LGBTQ+ & Queer Studies

Published Primary Sources

Use these search terms- in addition to your keywords- in order to identify published primary sources at the library:

  • Archives
  • Interviews
  • Correspondence
  • Description and travel
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Oral Histories
  • Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
  • Personal narratives
  • Pictorial Works
  • Speeches
  • Sources
These search terms are especially powerful if you place them in the "subject" field in the HoyaSearch advanced search option.

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