Selecting keywords for research in LGBT Studies can be challenging for a variety of reasons:
This page will help you take these issues into consideration to select keywords and develop search strategies that cast a wide net when searching library catalogs and databases.
Bibliographies can be helpful with researching terms and topics pertaining to LGBT+ communities.
Resources documenting language and slang can assist with locating outdated terms to describe LGBT+ communities when searching through historical sources.
As always, please check the library catalog for additional resources. For research assistance, feel free to ask one of the librarians listed on this guide for help.
[Image description : Button containing the words transsexual, transgender, transgressive, genderqueer, two-spirited.]
Image credit : Button Collection from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives via the Digital Transgender Archive.
A selection of glossaries and terminology guides offering terms pertaining to LGBT+ communities.