Use Library Search to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory libraries, including Woodruff; Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; Goizueta Business; Pitts Theology; Woodruff Health Sciences Center; McMillan Law; Science Commons; Music and Media; and Oxford libraries.
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In locating books or films related to LGBTQ+ issues, identities, creators, communities, or resources, users may search via keyword, subject heading, title, and author, and have the opportunity to filter search results for more specific results. To begin or narrow your search, try the following terms (or a different combination of identity/subject and genre of literary work)
Bisexual romance fiction
Gay science fiction
Gay fantasy fiction
LGBTQ+ fantasy fiction
LGBTQ+ literary criticism
LGBTQ+ mystery and detective fiction
Lesbian science fiction
Original slash fiction
Queer youth literature
If a user is looking for a book covering transgender topics, the user ought to search “transgender” with a keyword search, and then select Resource Type > Book to specifically locate written materials. To conduct a general search for resources, consider a keyword search composed of the “[identity/expression] + [subject area of interest].” For example, if you wanted to search generally for the state of transgender medical care, you might search “Transgender healthcare” or “Transgender Medicalization.”
For a full list of possible terms to search for, please follow this link (https://homosaurus.org/v3) to browse through Homosaurus’s controlled vocabulary. Homosaurus’s more inclusive terminology enhances the discoverability of LGBTQ+ resources in the collection, partly because it is frequently updated to reflect and standardize terms and vocabulary that come in and out of popular or common usage, especially by LGBTQ+ communities themselves. Searching broadly for LGBTQ+ literature will also provide a broad set of results.
Users may either filter by Resource Type > Video or Visual Material to locate films instead of texts, or use “video” or “film” as a keyword in the search field. If users would like help learning about more specific terms, they may navigate to Homosaurus’s controlled vocabulary for the full list of searchable terms at https://homosaurus.org/. Both physical media and streaming films can be found through Emory’s catalog. The following search terms are recommended when searching for LGBTQ+ films:
LGBTQ+ erotic films
LGBTQ+ film censorship
LGBTQ+ film festivals
You may also narrow your search by selecting “Video or Visual Material” from the Resource Type filter section on the left sidebar.