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LGBT Studies

This guide will introduce you to resources about lesbian, gay, bisexual, lgbt, transgender, and sexuality studies.

Why Use Background Information?

Stack of BooksFinding background information is an important part of the research process. It helps you:

  • learn about topics with which you are unfamiliar
  • identify important facts related to your topic - keywords, dates, events, history, and names and organizations
  • refine your topic
  • find additional sources of information through bibliographies and works cited

Newspaper Databases

Online Social Change TED Talk

The following TED Talk by Zeynep Tufekci explores the challenges of online social change.