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Sexuality Studies: Finding Books

Subject Headings

Search DELCAT Discovery using specific subject headings related to your topic. Listed below are general LGBTQ subject headings. Additional headings can be found at the Yale University Library LGBTQ Subject Headings page, or you can search the  Library of Congress Subject Headings.  For additional assistance in selecting headings, Ask a  Librarian.

  • Bisexual men
  • Bisexual men--United States
  • Bisexual women
  • Bisexual women--identity
  • Bisexuality
  • Bisexuals
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Female impersonators
  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Gay couples
  • Gay liberation movement--history
  • Gay male couples
  • Gay men
  • Gays
  • Gender identity
  • Heterosexism
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Lesbian couples
  • Lesbian culture
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • Male impersonators
  • Outing (Sexual orientation)
  • Queer theory
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transsexualism
  • Transsexuals
  • Transvestism
  • Transvestites


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Finding Material Related to Sexuality in DELCAT Discovery

  • When searching DELCAT Discovery, always start by conducting a keyword search for your specific topic, and then broaden your search to find additional material. For example, if you were researching the Stonewall riots of 1969, you could search for Stonewall Riot. For additional materials, you could search for gay liberation movement--history.
  • To obtain book-length autobiographies and biographies, search using the individual's name as a subject. For example, to locate books about Audre Lorde, you would search su:audre lorde.  A broader topic to search would be:  lesbian authors--united states--biography.
  • To limit your search to primary source materials, search using words that pertain to the format of the material. Format terms include: correspondence, diaries, letters, manuscripts, narratives, papers, sources and speeches. A sample keyword search: lesbians and diaries.

Interlibrary Loan

Books and other materials not held by the UD Library may be obtained by Interlibrary Loan. This service is available to UD faculty, students, and staff.

Requests may be submitted by going to Interlibrary Loan

Subject Guide

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