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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Resource Guide

Information and resources on LGBTQ studies for Ohio University students and faculty.

Finding LGBT books by subject and keyword searching

Subject Searching:   Each subject is assigned a "subject term" using the Library of Congress Subject Headings.  These words are standardized, predetermined, and out of our control. Go here: ALICE Subject Search 

The following are some examples of subject terms used in ALICE to describe gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people and areas related to them:

Someday, let's have a long talk about the gatekeeping effect of cataloging language, its slow pace of change, the silencing effect of its worldview... and the beauty and necessity of subject headings.  

Keyword Searching: Searching by keyword allows searching on any word: new terms that might be mentioned in book titles, chapter titles, and abstracts.  Searching by Subject Heading is more precise, if the words fit, but keywords searching casts a broader net. Go here:  ALICE Keyword Search