Starting Points

The following resources offer introductions to and overviews of the subject matter. Use them to find out about the broad contours of your field of study, then move on to the resources listed further down on this page for more in-depth research.

Gender: What Everyone Needs to Know (Harvard Login)
The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations (Harvard Login)
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics (Harvard Login)
Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law (Harvard Login)
The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender (Harvard Login)
Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities (Harvard Login)
Handbook of International Feminisms (Harvard Login)
A Companion to Global Gender History (Harvard Login)
The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History (Harvard Login)
A Companion to American Women's History (Harvard Login)
The Routledge History of American Sexuality (Harvard Login)
Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation (Harvard Login)
LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History
The Routledge Handbook of LGBTQIA Administration and Policy (Harvard Login)
The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics (Harvard Login)
Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements (Harvard Login)
The International LGBT Rights Movement: A History (Harvard Login)
Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture (Harvard Login)
Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories (Harvard Login)
Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies (Harvard Login)

Find Books & Articles

For books (both print and electronic) owned by Harvard's libraries, consult HOLLIS, our library catalog. Be sure to select the "library catalog" (not the "everything") option if you are looking only for books. Once you have found titles of interest, try exploring further by following the linked subject headings or the virtual bookshelf feature available with each detailed catalog record.

For articles, book reviews, etc., the following databases provide excellent coverage of the topic:

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Find Primary Sources

Schlesinger Library holds a wealth of archival materials touching on women's and LGBTQ history. For more information, see the research guides on their website.