LGBT Search Strategies
We have recently updated our subject headings to reflect our sensitivity towards these materials, as well as our dedication to facilitate user-centered community and scholarly access. However, location of LGBT primary source material can still be cumbersome. Here are some suggested search strategies.
To locate LGBT materials in Special Collections, do a basic search in PantherCat. In the "Search By" box, select "Keyword (and, or, not)" for the most comprehensive output in this subject area. In the "Search For" box, type in this suggested search:
By using a question mark at the end of the search terms, you will be able to search for all terms that contain the root word (i.e. "homosex?" will find "homosexual", "homosexuals", and "homosexuality"). Select "Special Collections" in the "Quick Limit" box, and click the "Search" button.
See example below:
Other search term suggestions:
Other search terms to try:
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