LGBT Studies Reference Sources - a place to start
Ways to find Scholarly Information on your topic
URSUS - Fogler Library's catalog, use it to look for books. There are other libraries in this catalog, as well; look for O or ORO to tell if a book is here. If you want to order a book from another library, click on the Request button on the top of the page. You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard).
Academic Search Complete - This database, which includes a lot of full text, indexes both scholarly and popular articles. Check Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular and Trade Magazines for help in telling the difference. Article Linker is used.
LGBT Life - This database covers both articles and books, again including both popular and scholarly material.
Other databases that may be helpful, and that use Article Linker include:
MLA International Bibliography (literary criticism)
Google Scholar - This web search engine does include many full text scholarly articles, but it is generally not as up to date, nor as comprehensive, as the above databases, and not everything is fulltext. Using this link pulls up more full text, through Fogler Library's subscriptions.
Request (click for a demo) allows you to order books from other Maine libraries
Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions.
Interlibrary Loan - use for information we do not have access to
Ways to find other information
Academic Search Complete - This database is listed again here, as many news and popular magazines are included.
Proquest Newsstand - This includes full text articles for most U.S. newspapers (and a few English language ones from other countries).
Google - This familiar site searches what's available on the visible Web, with the most popular sites at the top of the list. Think twice before using any Wikipedia sites, as the content can be changed by anyone.
It is very important to cite words and/or ideas you take straight from another work and put into your paper. You will need to follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style format We have print guides at the Reference Desk, or you can use the Purdue OWL guide.
There are lots of ways to get help. First, try the Help Desk - you can come in, call us at 581-1673, or use the Ask-a-Librarian chat or email service. You can also contact me on FirstClass (email@example.com) or call me at 581-3613 to set up an appointment.