If you can't find the books you need at the UW or through our Summit partner libraries (Summit material can be found in UW Libraries Search), use the following catalogs. Books not available at the UW can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Some of the subject headings used to find books in UW Libraries may be outdated or considered incorrect. Subject headings tend to lag behind terminology used today. Many subject headings have overlapping definitions. These are a selection of subject headings that will be useful when searching for books on LGBTQ history. Use the terms in conjunction with the word history when searching for books. For example: gay men great britain history
See QueerLCSH for a comprehensive list of Library of Congress subject headings. Keep in mind other databases such as America History & Life may use other subject terms.
The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. LGBTQ history and studies are primarily located under the following call number range.
|HQ12-HQ77||Sexual Life||Allen S. 3|
For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online.