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LGBTQ: Finding Books

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Example Searches

Use keyword and subject searches to find items in the library catalog.

MERLIN : Use the MERLIN Catalog to find books at MU and the other campuses of the University of Missouri. If we don't have the book here at MU or if our copy is checked out, you can request it from another UM library by searching "ALL MERLIN."  You can additionally request it from MOBIUS, a statewide network of  Missouri college and university libraries.

Here are some subject heading you might want to try:


LGBTQ Books at the Library

MU Libraries shelves books based on Library of Congress Classification System, meaning all resources with the similar subject headings and pertaining to the same topic are located together.  Most LGBTQ materials can be found between HQ70-HQ80 in 2 East.

Within the catalog record for each book is a link next to the call number for items "Nearby on the shelf."  Exploring similar titles can assist in your research and knowledge of your resources.  Check out a few of these titles to get an idea of what MU has to offer:

Lesbian and Gay Couples: Lives, Issues, and Practice (2012)

Queer Questions, Clear Answers: The Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation (2010)

Out Spoken: Perspectives on Queer Identities (2013)

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity, and the Constitution (2013)

Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men (2008)

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living (2011)

Subject Guide

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