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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

LGBTQ/Queer Studies

A guide to available resources for projects related to LGBTQ and queer studies.

Getting Started: Reference Sources

Reference sources are authoritative sources information designed to provide overviews, definitions, facts, etc. about a subject - you use them to look up information rather than reading them cover to cover. They are an excellent starting point that help researchers learn about their topics before delving into them in more detail. Reference sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, etc.

General Reference Sources