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American LGBTQIA+ History


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An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

HQ12 - HQ449 - Sexual life
HQ19 - HQ30.7 - Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
HQ74 - HQ74.2 - Bisexuality
HQ75 - HQ76.8 - Homosexuality. Lesbianism
HQ77 - HQ77.2 - Transvestism
HQ77.7 - HQ77.95 - Transexualism

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

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Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

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Comprehensive Survey of American LGBT History, Pre-1492 to Present

A Sampling of Books at SHSU:
LGBT History, 1400-1850

A Sampling of Books at SHSU:
20th Century LGBT History


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