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LGBTQ Studies: Find Books

This guide provides access to multidisciplinary resources in LGBTQ Studies.

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

Try the Advanced Search option in the Library Catalog, using a combination of official subject headings along with keywords. Some subject headings relating to LGBTQ Studies are:

Gay and Lesbian Studies

Gender Identity

Gays - Identity


Lesbians - Identity

Homosexuality - Philosophy

Queer Theory

Here are some suggested starting places for finding literary texts in the library catalog:

Transgender People's Writings

Transgender People in Literature

Gays' Writings

Lesbians' Writings

Bisexuality--Literary collections

Homosexuality--Literary collections

Lesbians - Fiction

Gay Men - Fiction

Transgender People -Fiction

Use searches like these to identify LGBTQ-themed literary criticism:

Lesbians in Literature

Gay men in Literature

Homosexuality in Literature

Gay culture in literature

Homosexuality and literature

You can also search by author

Ex. Author Keyword = Hennessy, Rosemary

Book Reviews

Looking for new books with LGBTQ themes? Try these book review websites and magazines.

Lamda Literary

Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide

The Advocate, Book review section

Other Catalogs


Use this catalog to locate materials at other libraries. Materials not owned by Rutgers may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries houses over 4 million volumes of research materials that are rarely held in North American libraries. Because the Rutgers University Libraries have membership with the Center for Research Libraries, materials are available to Rutgers users via interlibrary loan.

Library of Congress

The Donna M. Davis Collection

Selected Anthologies of LGBTQ Literature

The Libraries have over 100 anthologies of LGBTQ writings. Here is a small selection:

The Columbia anthology of gay literature : readings from Western antiquity to the present day / edited by Byrne R.S. Fone. New York : Columbia University Press, c1998. ALEXANDER PN6071.H724C65 1998

Gay American autobiography: writings from Whitman to Sedaris / edited by David Bergman. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2009. ALEXANDER PS508.G39G39 2009

Gay monologues and scenes : an anthology / edited by Sky Gilbert. Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2007. ALEXANDER PR9196.37.G38G39 2007

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender myths from the Arapaho to the Zuñi : an anthology / edited by Jim Elledge. New York : Peter Lang, c2002. ALEXANDER E98.R3G38 2002

Sovereign erotics : a collection of two-spirit literature / edited by Qwo-Li Driskill ... [et al.]. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2011. ALEXANDER PS509.H57S68 2011

Glances backward : an anthology of American homosexual writing, 1830-1920 / edited by James J. Gifford. Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, c2007. ALEXANDER PS509.H57G53 2007

The literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall / edited by Terry Castle. New York ; Chichester [England] : Columbia University Press, c2003. ALEXANDER PN6071.L47L58 2003

Latina lesbian writers and artists [EBOOK] / María Dolores Costa, editor. Binghamton, NY : Harrington Park Press, c2003.

Sexualidades disidentes en la narrativa cubana contemporanea / Patricia Valladares-Ruiz. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Tamesis, 2012. ALEXANDER PQ7382.V348 2012

Ambientes : new queer Latino writing / edited by Lazaro Lima and Felice Picano. Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2011. ALEXANDER PS647.G39A46 2011

This bridge we call home : radical visions for transformation / edited by Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating.New York ; London : Routledge, 2002. DANA PS509.L47T48 2002

Revolutionary voices : a multicultural queer youth anthology / edited by Amy Sonnie. Los Angeles : Alyson Books ; London : Distributed in the UK by Turnaround Publisher Services Ltd., 2000. ALEXANDER HQ76.25.R48 2000v

Women on women 3 : an anthology of American lesbian short fiction / edited by Joan Nestle and Naomi Holoch. New York : Plume, 1996. ALEXANDER PS648.L47W67 1996

Go the way your blood beats : an anthology of lesbian and gay literary fiction by African-American writers / foreword by E. Lynn Harris ; edited and with an introduction by Shawn Stewart Ruff. New York : H. Holt, 1996. ALEXANDER PS648.H57G6 1996

Gay and lesbian poetry : an anthology from Sappho to Michaelangelo / edited by James J. Wilhelm. New York : Garland, c1995. ALEXANDER PN6110.H65G39 1995


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