Divulge into the fields concerned with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer, Gender & Sexuality studies etc. It will help anyone who has an interest the above fields or is doing interdisciplinary research.
This guide focuses on only the LGBTQIA history of the United States. It lists the many resources that Penn Libraries has regarding LGBTQIA+ resources that Penn Libraries has access to. As a member of the Penn Community you should have access to these resources as well.
It is important to know how to search a Library's Catalog and Databases. Two prominent ways of doing so are with Keywords and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
What is a Keyword?
Have you ever conducted a Google search with words that were connected or related in some way? Good news! You have completed a Keyword Search!
What are Library of Congress Subject Headings?
Here are a list of former and current well known LGBTQIA organizations in the United States of America.
Here you will find related guides that will assist you. You can also find related terms used to describe LGBTQIAA individuals over the centuries.
David Azzolina is a librarian in Van Pelt Library's Research and Instructional Services department. He is also an instructor in Folklore at Penn. He earned his BA, MA, and PhD from Penn in Folklore, concentrating on the study of oral narrative in everyday life. He also holds an MS from the School of Library Service at Columbia University. David worked in the Reference departments at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Rice Universities, where he was also the Social Science and Map librarian. Presently David's collection responsibilities include Religion, Folklore, and the History and Sociology of Science. He also has broad experience with U.S. and British government publications. David manages the Reference collection at Van Pelt, and is the bibliographer for the Yarnall collection, a specialized Anglican studies collection. David has published articles on multiculturalism in the American West, and has contributed to the Guide to Reference Books and a range of other library publications
This Library Guide was originally created for the LGBTQIA+ Resources Workshop at Penn Libraries and presented by Carly Sewell a TRL Intern.