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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersections with race and class.

Featured Resources - Focus on Health

Selected Archives, Organizations and Resources

Blogs, Newspapers, Studies, and Talks

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Resources

Selected Print Reference Works:
(Unless noted otherwise, reference materials in the Humanities & Social Sciences Reference collection are located on the third floor of Library West.)

  • A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement, Library West, Reference HQ 76.5 .M94 2009
  • Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. Library West, Reference: Z 1361 .N39 F84 2007
  • Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global Hisory of Gay and Lesbian Experience. Library West, Reference: HQ 76.4 .D5313 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture. Library West, Reference: HQ 75.13 .P76 2008
  • Encyclopedia of  Contemporary LGBTQ Litertaure of the United States. Library West, Reference: PS 153 S39 E53 2009
  • Gender: Sources, Perspectives and Methodologies, 1st Floor HQ 1075.G46658 2016
  • Historical Dictionary of Lesbian Literature. Library West, Reference: PN 491.3 .M55 2006
  • Queers in History: the Comprehensive  Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders Library West, Reference: HQ 75.13 .S74 2009
  • Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture. Library West, Reference: HQ 76.96 .R66 2006


GenderWatch This is a database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgender community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.

LGBT Life with Full Text  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) with Full Text) Online. Indexes the world's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues, including the most important and historically significant GLBT journals, magazines, regional newspapers, and monographs. GLBT Life was created with the assistance of the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives, which holds a very significant collection of archival and present content in the area of GLBT studies.

Selected Online Reference Resources

Other Works
Search the University of Florida Libraries' Catalog using the following as subject headings and/or keywords:

  • Bisexuality
  • Bisexuals
  • Gay Liberation Movement
  • Gay Men
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuals
  • Lesbians
  • Lesbianism
  • Transsexuals

LGBTQIA Newspapers

LGBTQIA Collection

"The University of Florida’s Digital LGBTQIA+ Collection consists of varied materials including bulletins, journals, magazines, newsletters, and newspapers, photographs and assorted ephemera published by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) organizations supporting the State of Florida’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Resources in this collection represent a wide-ranging assortment of issues and happenings including neighborhood spaces and assistance programs, political activism and artistic, cultural and educational events. The goal of this collection is to present a diverse assortment of materials and voices from Florida’s LGBTQIA+ population.

This ever expanding project is dedicated to offering the most accurate expression of the state’s LGBTQIA+ community possible."

Reveal Digital Independent Voices LGBT press titles

Library of Congress Historic LGBTQIA+ Periodicals Available Online

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