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Useful Call Numbers

Human Sexuality

In Anthropology - GN 484.3
In Social Sciences - HQ 12-1080
In General Arts - NX 180
In Medicine - RC 554-569.5

Useful Search Terms

Effective SearchIt and database searches use the best keywords and subject headings for the topic at hand. For topics related to sexuality, it may be necessary to think about how different sexual identities and issues have been described over time. Below are some recommendations.

Bisexual, Bisexuality
Gay men, Gay rights, Gay youth, etc.
Gay liberation
Gay and lesbian studies
Gender identity
Heterosexual, Heterosexuality
Homosexual, Homosexuality
Queer theory
Sexual minorities
Sexual orientation
Same-sex marriage


    Diversity Research Guides

    Core Databases

    • Alternative Press Index Online
      Index to articles from nearly 300 alternative, radical, and left periodicals, magazines, and newspapers. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary with an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences.
    • Left Index
      The Left Index is a guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship. Include citations to popular press articles and scholarly journals.
    • Sociological Abstracts
      Indexes articles on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
    • America: History & Life
      Index to articles on all topics of history in the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Coverage includes all key English-language historical journals as well as selected state, local, and international historical journals.

    Core Reference

    Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History
    Reference Collection: HQ21 .G67125 2008

    Encyclopedia of Homosexuality
    Online and in Reference Collection: HQ76.25 .E53 1990

    Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures
    Online (note that only volume 1, Lesbian Histories and Cultures, is currently available)

    Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works
    Reference Collection: PN56 .H57 G365 1995

    Gay and Lesbian Rights: A Reference Handbook
    Online and in Reference Collection: HQ76.3 .U5 N48 2009

    LGBT: Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
    Reference Collection: HQ76.3 .U5 L495 2004

    Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future
    Reference Collection: HQ56 .S38634 2009

    Useful Websites

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
    Research sources from UC Berkeley

    Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project
    Offers oral histories on LGBT topics from the pacific northwest.

    Political Advocacy Groups: Directory of U.S. Interest Groups
    Either refer to the list of all subjects covered by this source, or see specifically the pages for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender.

    Research Guides by Pullman Librarians
    See guides to research resources for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

    Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (WSU Pullman)

    GLBT links from Indiana University
    Links to advocacy groups and scholarship/grant opportunities.



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