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LGBT Research Guide: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

LGBT History Resources

Reading about your topic in a specialized encyclopedia, dictionary, or handbook may be one of the most effective and time saving research tips. These resources can help you quickly define unfamiliar terms, understand the parameters of current debate in a particular area and provide you with a preliminary bibliography on the subject. Here are a few sources to get you started. For more, search the library catalog by keyword.


Great Events from History : GLBT Events, 1848-2006
Hodges Reference / Reference: HQ73 .G74 2007

Completely Queer : the Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia
Hodges Reference HQ75 .H63 1998 (includes historical timeline)

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America
Hodges Reference HQ76.3 .U5 E53 2004

Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history : from World War II to the present day
Hodges Reference HQ75.2 .W46 2001

Gay histories and cultures : an encyclopedia
Hodges Reference HQ75.13 .G37 2000

Lesbian histories and cultures : an encyclopedia
Hodges Reference HQ75.5 .L4395 2000

Cassell's encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol, and spirit : gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lore
Hodges Reference HQ75.15 .C66 1997

Encyclopedia of homosexuality
Hodges Reference HQ76.25 .E53 1990

Cassell's queer companion : a dictionary of lesbian and gay life and culture
Hodges Reference HQ76.25 .S75 1995

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