Welcome and About this Guide

This resource guide has been designed for students in Queer Coming of Age Stories, a Spring 2024 Expos course taught by Brian Pietras.

cover of volume 3 of Alice Oseman's graphic novel Heartstoppers showing Charlie and Nick holding handsWhat follows is a preliminary "toolkit": some suggestions about where to concentrate your efforts. They represent our first best guesses at where might find current scholarly conversations to use in your work

Remember that good research is often about following up on hunches, testing out a hypothesis and then seeing where else (or to what else) it leads.

Good research is also about using language flexibly and strategically.  It's normal to try several search word combinations before you strike gold

Please reach out if questions arise at any point in your project. We'll triage by email or set up a time to meet in person.

Enjoy your research adventure!

Sue Gilroy, Librarian for Undergraduate Research Programs, Lamont Library, Room 210


Image, right: publicity poster for It's a Sin, the 2022 hit series about the early days of the AIDS crisis in Britain.