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LGBTQIA+: Dictionaries & encyclopedias

Library resources for researching LGBTQIA+ related topics

Why use dictionaries and encyclopedias?

Use encyclopedias:

  • for summaries
  • for lists of further reading
  • when starting a project

Some useful titles are listed below. Find more on the catalogue by using search terms such as:

Gay and lesbian studies -- Encyclopedias.
Gays -- Encyclopedias.
Lesbians -- Encyclopedias
Sexual minorities -- Encyclopedias.

You can also search across multiple dictionaries and encyclopedias using the boxes below.

Useful reference works: selected titles

Search Summon for definitions and explanations

Find definitions and summaries from a wide range of online dictionaries and encyclopedias by searching the Summon discovery service using the box below.

Search Oxford Reference

Use Oxford Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference titles, including bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. If you are off-campus, you may need to log-in to view your search results.

Search Oxford Reference Online

Search Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference works.

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