Milner Library's collection is always expanding, and many titles we don't own are available through I-Share! In the carousel, you'll find a few titles. To find more, try the following:
When you're in the library, try browsing the following areas. They're not the only sections with books about LGBTQIA2S+ topics and issues, but they house the greatest concentration of materials.
|Floor||Call Number Range||Subjects|
|Floor 4||HQ71 - HQ77||LGBTQIA+ topics and issues|
|Floor 4||HQ1075 - HQ1075.5||Gender roles|
|Floor 6||LC2574-LC2576||LGBTQIA+ education|
|Floor 6||TMC 306.76||Nonfiction children's books|
Additionally, you can virtually browse the shelves in the library catalog. Locate a title of interest by searching a title, keyword, or subject. Scroll down in the catalog record, and you'll see a virtual browse of other materials on the shelf! Note: this only includes physical items, not e-books.
Looking for children's books? Check out this guide for recommendations and more tips on finding sources!
To find additional books, try searching certain subjects. Subject headings are standardized vocabulary that are added to records to help you find what you need.
Indiana University has compiled a comprehensive list of LGBTQIA2S+ Subject Headings from the Library of Congress.
Please note that subject headings may include terminology that is now outdated and does not reflect the views of Milner Library.
To search for a subject, enter your search terms and then choose to search for items with those terms "in subject" by changing the dropdown menu below the search box. Depending on your terms, you may choose to search for items "with the exact phrase" (so in the example below, search results must have the exact term "queer theory" listed as a subject) or for items "that contain my query words" in the subject (for example, searching "gay" would return "gay men," "gay students," and many additional subjects). To expand your search, consider changing the Library Catalog dropdown (in the image below) to I-Share Libraries.
Unsure which subject headings to search? If you find a title that interests you, scroll down to "Details" to follow the subject headings in that record to continue your browsing:
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