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LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies, Nonbinary/Genderqueer +) Resources and Research

Finding books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays), movies, news, magazines, literary journals and more for LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally and more!) interests and research

Some Key terms

Combine the terms below with other topics in library databases or the library catalog.

Library Database: GenderWatch


"With archival material dating back to 1970, GenderWatch™ provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach."

Library Databases: Academic Search Premier and Omnifile Full Text Mega

These are interdisciplinary databases, so either or both are a good place to start! Search them separately or simulataneously.

Library Database: America: History and Life

Covers history and culture of the US and Canada from 1450 to the present.

Project Muse

Search Project MUSE®



Project MUSE is "a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community," covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Project MUSE includes the full content of each journal and ebooks from university presses and other scholarly publishers.

As of January 2012, Project Muse also indexes ebooks, but Rider University Libraries may not have access to these titles as ebooks.

Library Database: JSTOR

JSTOR contains the full text of articles published in approximately 430 journals from the fields of arts and sciences, and business. Its archive spans from the first volume of the journal to within the past three to five years of the journal.





  • Use Journal Holdings if a recent or current issue is not full-text in JSTOR to see whether we have access to it in print or another database.

    Search the Library Catalog

    Search the Catalog:

    Library of Congress Subject Headings

    Subject databases

    Depending on your topic, these discipline-specific databases may be helpful, too!