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February 19, 2021, by Sarah

Discover our collections: LGBTQ+

Information and materials related to LGBTQ+ topics can be found in a wide range of sources, including those which may not directly have an LGBTQ+ focus.

Updated in 2022, this blog offers an introduction to just some of the many related resources that can be found in our collections, including our LGBTQ+ reading list.

Books and journals

Staff, students and researchers can access a wide range of books and journals related to LGBTQ+ topics, across a variety of academic disciplines, in our physical and online collections.

We’ve recently added more than 3,700 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion ebooks to give you even more titles to choose from for your research or studies.

To browse our available resources, simply search NUsearch for LGBTQ+ or your specific keywords.

To browse, read and keep up-to-date with scholarly journal content, we recommend using the Browzine tool, available on mobile devices, laptops and desktop PCs. 

LGBT Magazine Archive

In NUsearch, you can also find 25 titles which form the LGBT Magazine Archive. These are leading but hard-to-find magazines, including many of the longest-running, most influential publications of this type, including: 

  • The Advocate 
  • AIDS Weekly 
  • Diva 
  • Erie Gay News 
  • Gay Scotland 
  • Gay News and its successor publication Gay Times 
  • Out 
  • The Pink Paper
  • Transgender Tapestry 


Archives of Sexuality and Gender 

The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part I and Part II contain rare and unique content from primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender.

The Archives shed light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and much more. 


You might also be interested in browsing the following resources: 

LGBT+ reading list

In February 2020, we first asked staff and students to share their recommendations for our LGBTQ+ reading list. We received over 120 suggestions including award-winning fiction, graphic novels, poems, essay collections, non-fiction titles and more.

Since then, with your help, we’ve further developed our collection of titles that explore LGBTQ+ culture and history. During the pandemic, we purchased ebooks of many of the titles not previously held in our collections.



(When this blog was first published in February 2021, Proquest also provided extended access to LGBT Thought and Culture).


Updated: August 2022


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