Every library has a limited amount of resources to spend purchasing books. If you are looking for additional LGBTQ titles, a good place to start is the list of classics from the Publishing Triangle .
A list of major awards given for gay and lesbian literature, are included in the Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association's (ALA) Stonewall Book Awards. You shouldn't neglect the regular book review channels such as the New York Times and the New Yorker. Both of these publications can be accessed by using the library's resources listed below.
Other Internet resources for LGBTQ titles:
Over the Rainbow Books a list produced by the American Library Association that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic lgbtq content and are recommended for adults over age 18.
Rainbow Book List list is produced by the American Library Association every year and lists fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at a young adult audience that deal with GLBTQ themes. On the website you can find lists of the current and previous selections. Links to additional booklists and organizations can also be found on the site.
ForeWord Reviews lists great books and independent voices providing book reviews from independent publishers.
The library uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize books in the stacks by subject. This means that it is easy to browse the stacks once you know the subject heading and call number associated with your topic.
In MacPhaidin Library, call numbers A-HF are located on the 2nd floor & HG-Z are located on the 3rd floor. All Leisure Reading books are on the 1st floor opposite Ace's Cafe.
|Browse the shelves by Subject Area||Call Number|
|Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality||HQ19-30.7|
Google Books can be used to search the full text of books from title to index. You can search for certain phases in a book, search the index and get a preview of the book's content. If you find a relevant book you can download a complete book if it is in the public domain. You can purchase books to be loaded on to an iPhone, iPad, or other device. You can also request books that are relevant to your research by using the library's interlibrary loan system, Illiad.
Full View: You can access the complete work if it is out of copyright or if the author or publisher has allowed the book to be available in a fully viewable format. You can view any page and if the book is in the public domain you can download, save or print a PDF version. You can search the content of the book.
Limited Preview: A limited number of pages from the book will be available for viewing and content searching is allowed.
Snippet View: Just a few sentences to display your search term in context of the book. Publishing information is available at this level.
No Preview Available: Just the basic bibliographic information about the book will be displayed.
If Stonehill does not own the book, book chapter, or article you need, you can order it through our Interlibrary Loan Department. Please visit the Interlibrary Loan page on the library website to order materials or sign up for an account. Need help with a request or your Interlibrary Loan account? Contact email@example.com. Due to the possibility of mail delays, please order your items as soon as possible.