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This guide will provide assistance with finding scholarly material to support the research paper assignment. For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email email@example.com or Ask a librarian.
Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.
Selected handbooks and encyclopedias
Use encyclopedias, handbooks or textbook for overviews, definitions, and to identify key authors or concepts.
- Ashgate research companion to queer theory
- Documents of the LGBT movement
- Encyclopedia of feminist theories
- Encyclopedia of sex and gender
- Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender
- Global encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history
- Greenwood encyclopedia of LGBT issues worldwide
- Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies
- Routledge handbook of sexuality, health and rights
- Routledge history of American sexuality
- Routledge history of queer America
- Routledge international encyclopedia of queer culture
- Routledge research companion to geographies of sex and sexualities
- Sage encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies
- Transgender : a reference handbook
Find journal articles
Search for journal articles on your topic using the databases, below. From within the database, use the "Get@SFU" icon will to find copies of articles which are not full-text within the database.
- Sociological Abstracts - Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science
- Social Sciences Full Text - provides access to social science journals
- Women's Studies International - for issues related to gender, sexuality and women's studies
Find books in the Library
How to use the Library Catalogue [guide]
Do a Library Catalogue search to see if the Library owns or provides access to the sources that you've identified.
For known items it is best to check using "Browse by title" icon.
Note: In the searches below, you can limited results to "Online Resources only" and "Resource type" of "Books" and "Subjects"
- sexuality AND citizenship
- sexualit* AND (race OR racial* OR class OR gender)
- sexualit* AND "queer theory"
- sexualit* AND "critical race theory"
- sexualit* AND "feminist theory"
- (gay OR lesbian* OR homosexual* OR queer* OR bi-sexual* OR transgender* OR LGBT*) AND identit*
- (gay OR lesbian* OR homosexual* OR queer* OR bi-sexual* OR transgender* OR LGBT*) AND ("social* norms" OR societ*)
- (gay OR lesbian* OR homosexual* OR queer* OR bi-sexual* OR transgender* OR LGBT*) AND (race OR racial*)
Proper syntax for Boolean logic (words that allow you to combine concepts)
Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words
Note: For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")
Look at the titles in the "results list" and for those books that look relevant, click on their subject headings to find more books on that topic.
- Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism
- Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex
- Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives
- Colour coded health care : the impact of race and racism on Canadians' health
- Cultural safety, healthcare and vulnerable populations : a critical theoretical perspective
- Emergent Identities New Sexualities, Genders and Relationships in a Digital Era
- Feminism is queer the intimate connection between queer and feminist theory
- Feminist and queer information studies reader
- Identities and place : changing labels and intersectional communities of LGBTQ and two-spirit people in the United States
- Intersex matters : biomedical embodiment, gender regulation, and transnational activism
- Introducing the new sexuality studies : 3rd edition
- LGBTQ Social Movements
- Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture
- Other, please specify : queer methods in sociology
- Pride parades and LGBT movements : political participation in an international comparative perspective
- Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men
- Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto
- Questioning gender : a sociological exploration
- Race and sexuality
- Resistance and the city : negotiating urban identities: race, class, and gender
- Sex/gender : biology in a social world
- Sexing the body gender politics and the construction of sexuality
- Sexuality and citizenship
- Sociologists in action on inequalities : race, class, gender, and sexuality
- Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality
- Thinking queerly : race, sex, gender, and the ethics of identity
- Trans : gender and race in an age of unsettled identities
- Transgender studies reader / edited by Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle
- Unfinished queer agenda after marriage equality
- Violence against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination
- What Gender Is, What Gender Does
Browse books in the Library Catalogue using subject headings
Catalogue Search / Browse then change "Title" to "Subject" and enter your subject term
- Gay Liberation Movement Canada
- Gay Rights -- Canada
- Gay Rights -- United States
- Gender and sexuality
- Gay Liberation Movement -- Canada
- Gender identity
- Gender identity -- [name of country]
- Queer Theory
- Transsexual Men
- Transgender People
- Sex and law
- Sex and law -- Canada
- Sex change
- Sexual minorities
- Transsexuals -- Civil rights
- Transsexuals -- Legal status, laws, etc.
- Two-Spirit People
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- Library Research Tutorials. Animated tutorials on search techniques for finding books and journal articles.
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