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Lansing Community College Library

LGBTQIA2+ Resource Guide: Books & eBooks

A guide to connect the community to campus, local, and national organizations, share LCC library resources, and provide information helpful in completing assignments.

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Searching Tips for Books

Before searching for LGBTQIA+ books in the Library catalog or OneSearch, brainstorm some search terms that will help you get the best results. If you should ever need help locating a particular topic, please contact a Reference Librarian. 

  • Different words will get you different results, so consider all your options, and find synonyms
  • Use 2-4 keywords
    • More words = fewer/narrower results
    • Fewer words = more/broader results
  • Use quotation marks around words that go together to create a phrase or term, like:
    • "gender identity"
  • Shorten a word to its trunk or root to get alternate endings - with an asterisk * (shift 8), e.g., lgbt* finds lgbtq, lgbtqia, and lgbtqia+
  • Apply the Boolean connector AND to combine unlike ideas, e.g., lesbian AND disabilities
  • Apply the Boolean connector OR to connect synonyms, e.g., gay OR lesbian

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