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LGBTQ Studies

LGBTQ is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. This page is intended to facilitate research for anyone interested in the study of gender and sexuality from a humanities or social sciences perspective.

Which sources can I use?

Wikipedia's goal is to provide broad overviews of various topics. Every edit should be cited with sources that are reliable and neutral. News articles, journal articles, and books written from a neutral perspective are the best sources for a Wikipedia article. Use the links and tips on this page to find sources to use in the article you edit. Articles on LGBTQ topics that need editing can be found here

How can I find sources?

You don't have to be an expert on a topic to contribute to a Wikipedia article- all you need to know is how to research them! Use these tools to find information to add to the article of your choice.

- OneSearch- This new tool searches across all FSU resources, and is a great place to start for finding sources on a specific topic.  See search box below or the library homepage

- Web resources- Search the web for credible websites and news articles to use as sources. Just make sure that the source you use is legitimate and can be trusted. Don't believe everything you find on Google- anyone can put anything on the internet, so take a few minutes to investigate a source further and determine if it is credible before you cite. Well-known news sources like the New York Times and .edu or .gov sites are great places to start. See the "Web Resources" tab of this guide for more suggestions. 

- The library catalog and databases are also great tools to use for finding sources, especially if searching OneSearch and the Web generates an overwhelming amount of results. See the books and articles tabs of this guide for more info. And of course, you can always ask a librarian for additional help!


Some websites may have info that you can use to cite your Wikipedia article, while others may include links to other websites that you can cite. Try using these sites and others on the Web Resources tab of this guide.



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For more specialized results, try searching FSU databases such as GenderWatch and others listed on the articles tab of this guide or the Find a Database page. 

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