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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender: Finding Articles

Christopher Park Monument


Databases Specific to LGBT Research

To access these databases, go to the Library website> Resources> Databases.

Multi-subject Database Searching

There are also general subject databases that populate results from thousands of journals. These can be found at the A-Z list of databases on the Library website. LGBT topics can be found by using the keyword search boxes found in each database.

LGBT Subject Headings

Below is a list of some subject search terms relating to LGBT studies that can be used to narrow your research:

  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • Bisexuality
  • Transgender
  • Intersex people
  • Sex
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay parents
  • Coming out
  • Gender identity
  • Homophobia
  • Liberation theology
  • Queer theory

Finding Articles on LGBT Subjects

There are a number of ways to find an article on the Fordham Library website at

To find a specific journal, go to the Fordham Library website and enter the title in the search box found under the "E-Journals" tab.

To find journals on a specific subject,  go to the Fordham Library website. Hover the mouse over "Resources" and click the link called "E-Journals & Books Portal". To find subject-specific journals, go to "Browse e-resources by subject".

To conduct a multi-journal search in a database, go to the library website and choose the "Databases" tab. From there, you can search using keywords in the search box, browse by subject, or access an A-Z list of databases that Fordham subscribes to. 

Another option for a multi-journal search is to use the Library's search tool, OneSearch, found on the Library homepage. Click "OneSearch Advanced" for more specific searching options, or conduct a general search using keywords in the search box.

LGBT Journals Available in the Fordham Library

Electronic access to these publications may be found on the Fordham Library website ( by entering the title in the search box found in the "E-Journals" tab.

  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality
  • QED: Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking​
  • Gay and Lesbian Review
  • In the Family: A Magazine for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and their Relations

Quick Search

Fordham Catalog
(Print & Electronic)

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OneSearch Discovery
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Electronic Journals

Citation / DOI Linker

Google Scholar

Google Scholar indexes the full text of a wide array of scholarly literature across many disciplines.  Use Advanced Search for more refined results.

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