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Trans* Collections: Collections

This is a project of the Collections Taskforce of LSU Libraries' Diversity Committee to highlight and make suggestions for additions to its collections by and about trans* people. For the purposes of this project, we use trans* and transgender as the umbrella terms for those whose gender identity or expression falls outside the binary/does not match their assigned gender at birth. This project is not intended to be comprehensive of all works by and about trans* folks, but to build upon existing collections and make those materials more discoverable.

You can access these materials below or learn more about the background of the project by visiting the background tab.

Books

The following is a list of the books we identified through this project that the Libraries already owned or was able to purchase. Use the link below to view the list in the catalog.

Journals

The following are links to journals from the lists surveyed for this project.

Films

The following are links to films from the lists surveyed for this project. These links are in LSU's or East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library's instance of Kanopy, a video streaming platform, and LGBT Studies in Video.

Subject Headings/Finding Other Sources

The list above is just a sample of titles by and about trans* people based on the bibliographies used in this project. There is much more to be found in the Libraries' collections. One way is to search Discovery by subject. 

To search by subject, click on the Select a Field dropdown menu and select SU Subject Terms. Subject terms describe the focus of a particular work.

Here are some Library of Congress subject terms associated with this topic to get you started:

  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Gender-nonconforming People
  • Gender Nonconformity
  • Gender Minorities
    • GLBT People*
    • GLBTQ People
    • LGBT People
    • LGBTQ People
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery
  • Gender Transition
  • Intersex People
  • Intersexuality
  • Legal Assistance to Transgender People
  • Social Work with Transgender People
  • Transgender (add a category of persons; e.g., athletes, prisoners, parents, etc.)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Transgender Men
  • Transgender People
  • Transgender People’s Writings (add a nationality; e.g., American, Canadian, etc.)
  • Transgender Women
  • Transsexuals

Note that some of the language used in these subject headings is potentially outdated or offensive. These subject headings are created by the Library of Congress and often take a long time to change. You can learn more about this issue in this article: Ros, A. (2019, March 20). The bias hiding in your library. The Conversation.

Below are databases that are useful for transgender studies.

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