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LGBTQ+ Studies: Getting Started


flagThis guide provides help for students studying topics related to LGBTQ+ studies.
Find lists of resources that are available through the Sheridan Library or on the web, as well as research tips to help you out.

Discussing LGBTQ+

The language you use is important! Demonstrating sensitivity towards others' experience is an important part of being an academic. See the resource below for some respectful terminology and helpful 'dos' and 'don'ts'.

Keyword Searching

The LGBTQ+ community is diverse. Over time, researchers and cataloguers have used many different names to discuss, categorize, and index research about the community as a whole, as well as the separate and unique LGBTQ+ experiences of the community. Explore some of the terminology you will need to know through this Credo Reference Mind Map.

See our Research Tips Guide for additional ways to improve your search.