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LGBT Studies

Research guide to LGBT Studies

Research can be difficult, but you don't have to start from scratch if you follow the clues left by scholars who have gone before you!

As you conduct your research, you will need to make note of the additional resources (book, book chapter, journal article) you identify in the bibliographies, references, notes and footnotes of the sources you are using. The reason for this? Because this is one of the best ways to further your research.

Example:

Let's say you have this article: 
MacNeela, P., & Murphy, A. (2015). Freedom, Invisibility, and Community: A Qualitative Study of Self-Identification with Asexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44 (3), 799-812

At the end of the article is the list of ReferencesIf the article is on target for your research, follow up on those references. 

 

For Books - use WorldCat

For Articles - There are a couple of ways to determine if we own the article and in what format.  It can be tricky to find the article sometimes, please email Judy if you are not finding what you need.
1. Use Google Scholar (make sure you have set library links to University of Maryland - Find@ UMD
2. Google and use the Reload button (http://lib.guides.umd.edu/reload-button
3. Use WorldCat and type in the title of the article or the journal name. 
4. Use the Citation Linker found here: https://umaryland.on.worldcat.org/atoztitles/search#article

 

If the article is really great for your research, and you have checked the references used by the author/s, you can look and see if the article has been cited by anyone else since it was published. 
This is the  original relevant article:


MacNeela, P., & Murphy, A. (2015). Freedom, Invisibility, and Community: A Qualitative Study of Self-Identification with Asexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44 (3), 799-812

There are several ways to see who has cited the article, but one of the best and easiest ways is to use 
Google Scholar. (https://scholar.google.com/)
Be sure to add University of Maryland - Find @ UMD to the Library Links by:
1. Clicking on Settings

2. Library Links and then search for University of Maryland and add University of Maryland - Find @ UMD 

Once in Google Scholar, type in the title of the article:

Click on the Cited by  and also check out the Web of Science cites

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