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LGBTQ: Finding Articles/Journals

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

LGBTQ Journals@MU

Click here to link to an alphabetical order  listing of hundreds of W&GS journals in which LGBTQ topics and issues of sexuality and gender are discussed.  All of the journals listed are accessible through your MU Library login (same as your username).

Google Scholar

Google Scholar may also be useful for your research.  The advantage is that it is extremely broad and interdisciplinary.  The disadvantage is that the results can be chaotic and hard to control.  Think of Google Scholar not as a replacement for but rather a complement to the libraries' databases.

Google Scholar Search

Follow these directions or video to link Google Scholar to Libraries, and have free access through  whether you are on or off campus.

Finding Articles

Databases are generally the best place to find articles based on key terms, journal title, and more.

Since LGBTQ Studies are so interdisciplinary, there may be many choices for finding research and information on your topic of interest.  Here are a few databases that cover core journals and alternative literature:

There are many other library databases that might be of use depending on the focus of your topic.  If you are looking at issues related to health, literature,  history, or government policy aspects, for instance, you will want to take a look at other subject areas.  All of these categories have their own specialized, core databases, which an be located at the "Databases by Subject" page.

Subject Guide

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