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LGBT+ Pride Month: Articles

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This page will help you get started looking for articles on queer subjects. Below, you'll find:

Search Tips

Recommended Databases

Other Online Journal and Article Resources

Peer Review Process

Search Tips

Look below for a selected list of databases particularly useful for searching LGBTQ+ topics.

Search the Library Catalog to find books, ebooks, and videos available at the COD Library. File:Kawaii magnifying glass clipart.svg

Use "AND" to link concepts together, and get narrower, more specific results.

"Oscar Wilde AND literary criticism" will get you books that analyze Wilde's works, rather than the works themselves, because any results will need to have both terms in them.

Use "OR" to make searches broader, especially if you're looking for something that might be sorted under more than one term.

"Bisexual women OR lesbians" will get you results for women attracted to women using either of those terms.

Use quotation marks around a phrase to search  for that exact phrase, not each word separately.


Use "NOT" to exclude items that are not relevant to your search. This is particularly useful for

"Asexual NOT plants" will look for results about asexuality, while excluding the way the word is also used when discussing plant life.

Recommended Databases

Below is a list of databases especially useful for searching LGBTQ+ subjects.

When off-campus, you will need to log in. Students can use their MyAccess information (like logging into COD email and Blackboard courses). District Residents can use their library card number and PIN (like logging into your library account).

Other Online Journal and Article Resources

Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles, no login required)Aromantic Pride

Policybot. This is a database of over 18,000 public policy reports and documents, most of them full-text & free online.

Explanation of Scholarly Journals

Explanation of the Difference between Journals and Magazines.


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