Reference Material

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This is the section to find definitions and biographies. These resources are a great place to start for providing precise definitions for terms used within your thesis, and elsewhere in your paper. You can also find reference material by using Omni, the library's main search. On the Leddy Library's home page under the yellow Search button it links to the Advanced Search. From there, you can choose to limit your search to "Reference entries" in the "Material Type."

This material will not count towards scholarly sources, as they are not peer-reviewed academic works. However, they can still be illuminating, and if used, must be included in your bibliography.

Encyclopedia of contemporary LGBTQ literature of the United States

Encyclopedia of gay and lesbian popular culture

Encyclopedia of gender in media

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Encyclopedia of sex and gender

Encyclopedia of sex and gender: men and women in the world's cultures

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Politics

The Palgrave Handbook of Women's Political Rights
Biographical Information

This is the only reference source specific to biographical information, however there are biographical entries within the encyclopedias as well.

Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History Vol.2: From World War II to the Present Day

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