LGBTQ+ populations have been historically marginalized socially, politically, and academically. Because of this history of marginalization, anyone researching LGBTQ+ issues or populations should be aware of potential historical biases that may be found in otherwise scholarly sources.
This guide contains many non-peer reviewed academic resources. Journals may have rejected or otherwise not published materials relating to LGBTQ+ issues, and thus, the most robust collections on LGBTQ+ issues and people may not be traditional academic collections.
Restricting the term "scholarly" to refer solely to peer-reviewed sources can be unnecessarily limiting when researching topics related to historically marginalized populations. We encourage anyone with questions about the credibility or legitimacy of sources to contact a librarian for discussion.
If you're not sure where to start your research, Pirate Search may help you find search terms and identify useful databases.
Park University Library
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 61 - Parkville, MO - 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347