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LGBTQIA2+ Resource Guide: Articles & Databases

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




Searching Tips

Before using OneSearch or searching our databases, brainstorm some search terms that will help you get the best results.

  • 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., teen* finds teen, teens, and teenagers
  • 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