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Women and gender studies: Gay, lesbian and transgender

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 


Women's Studies / Gay, Lesbian and Transgender

A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. edited by George E.Haggerty and Molly McGarry. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007
*Aldrich, Robert, & Wotherspoon, Gary. Who's who in gay and lesbian history, from antiquity to World War 11. London: Routledge, 2002
*Aldrich, Robert, & Wotherspoon, Gary. Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history, from World War 11 to the present day.London: Routledge, 2000
*Aldrich, Robert, & Wotherspoon, Gary. Gay and lesbian perspectives IV, studies in Australian culture. Sydney: University of Sydney
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Amico, Eleanor B. (ed.) Reader's guide to women's studies. Includes index.
Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
*Aristocratic women, the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women
Part 1. The correspondence of Jemma, Marchioness Grey (1772-97) and her circle, from the Bedfordshire County Record Office, a listing and guide to the microfilm edition.
Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 1995
*Aristocratic women, the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women.
Part 2. The correspondence and diaries of Charlotte Georgina, Lady Bedingfield (formerly Jerningham) 1779-1833, together with the letters of Anna Seward, 1791-1804, and Lady Stafford, 1774-1837.
Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 1998
*Barrow, Margaret. Women 1870-1928, a select guide to printed and archival sources in the United Kingdom.
London: Mansell, 1981
*Berkowitz, T. [et al.] Who's who and where in women's studies. An exhaustive record of the women's movement's history, would serve as a guide to feminist scholars, historians and other scholars. Old Westbury: Feminist Press, 1974.
*Bibliographies and Indexes in women's studies, this is currently received by Document Supply Shelfmark, the British Library's Document Supply service. No. 1, 1984- .

Document Supply Shelfmark1993.097580

*Black, Donald. Wrestling for gay guys:overcoming problems, fears and hang-ups; illustrations by Matt. London: Power Books, 1995
*Blasius, Mark and Shane Phelan. We are everywhere, a historical sourcebook of gay and lesbian politics. New York, London: Routledge, 1997
A brief guide to gender statistics. Published in association with the Equal Opportunities Commission. London: Office for National Statistics, 1998
*Brown, Loulou. [et al.] W.I.S.H. The international handbook of women's studies.
A reference guide to women's organisations and to women's studies courses, centres, training and resources world-wide; it includes libraries, women's resource centres, bookshops and bookclubs. New York; London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993.
Brownmiller, Sara. An index to women's studies anthologies, research across the disciplines, 1985-1989.
New York, London: Prentice Hall International, 1996.
*Butalia, Urvashi. Speaking peace, women's voices from Kashmir. New Delhi: Kali for women, 2002
*Butler, Judith Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. New York; London: Routledge, 1999.
Calhoun, Cheshire. Feminism, the family, and the politics of the closet, lesbian and gay displacement.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000
*Clark, Donna. The queer cookbook: a fully-guided tour to the secrets of success in the homosexual kitchen. London: Freedom Editions, 1997
*Conner, Randy P. Cassell's encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol and spirit: gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lore. London: Cassell, 1997
* Connolly, Linda. The Irish women's movement, from revolution to devolution. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002
*Cruikshank, Margaret. (ed.) Lesbian studies, present and future, Covering autobiographies of lesbians in academe, images of lesbians in women's literature anthologies, lesbian perspective on women's studies, lesbian herstory archives and other resources. Old Westbury, N.Y.: Feminist Press, 1982.
The dictionary of homophobia:a global history of gay & lesbian experience. Edited by Louis-Georges Tin; translated by Marek Redburn; et al. Vancouver, B.C.,: Arsenal Pulp; London: Turnaround [distributor], 2008
*Donoghue, Emma. Inseparable:  desire between women in literature.  New York : Alfred A. Knopf,  2010
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Encyclopedia of women and gender. See under Encyclopedias
Engel, Stephen M. The unfinished revolution, social movement theory and the gay and lesbian movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
*Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the love of men: romantic friendship and love between women from the renaissance to the present. London: Women's Press, 1985, c1981
*Foster, David William. Spanish writers on gay and lesbian themes, a bio-critical sourcebook. Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, 1999
Francis, Philip. Legal status of women.
Dobbs Ferry: Oceans Publications, 1978
*Frye, Susan & Robertson, Karen. (eds.) Maids and mistresses, cousins and queens, women's alliances in early modern England. New York, Oxford: Oxford university press, 1998
*Gardiner, Jill. From the closet to the screen: women at the Gateways Club, 1945-1985. London: Pandora, 2003
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Gaur, Albertine. Women in India. London: British Library, 1980.
*Gaur, Albertine & Tuson, P. (eds.) Women's studies, papers presented at a colloquium at the British Library 4th April 1989. London: British Library, 1990.
*Gay and lesbian writing in the Hispanic world. Alfredo Martinez Exposito, Aukland: VOX/AHS, 1999/2000
*Gay fiction speaks, conversations with gay novelists. Richard Canning. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000
Gender, a sociological reader. Edited by Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott. London: Routledge, 2002
Gender and development in the Arab world, women's economic participation: patterns and policies. Edited by Nabil F. Khoury and Valentine M. Moghadam. London: Zed Books, 1995
Gender struggles, practical approaches to contemporary feminism. Edited by Constance L. Mui and Julien S. Murphy. Oxford: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2002
*Ghose, Indira. Memsahibs abroad, writings by women travellers in nineteenth century India. Delhi, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
*Ghose, Indira. Women travellers in colonial India, the power of the female gaze.Delhi, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
Haggerty, G.E.(ed.) Gay histories and cultures: an encyclopedia.
New York: Garland, 2000
*Handbook of gender and women's studies. Edited by Kathy Davis, Mary Evans and Judith Lorber. London: SAGE, 2006
*Hartman, Joan E. & Messer-Davidow, Ellen. (eds.) Women in print, for the Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession. 2 Vols. Contents: 1. Opportunities for women's studies research and publication in language and literature. 2. Opportunities for women's studies publication in language and literature. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1982.
*Hobby, Elaine; White, Chris (eds.) What lesbians do in books. Women's Press, 1991
*Hull, Gloria T. (et al.) All the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave; black women's studies, Includes black feminism, bibliographies, black women's literature and criticism. New York: The Feminist Press, 1982.
*Jacobs, Sue Ellen. Women in perspective, a guide for cross-cultural studies. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, [1974].


*Kampf, Ray The bear handbook: a comprehensive guide for those who are husky, hairy , and homosexual, and those who love 'em. New York;London: Harrington Park Press, 2000
Khoury, Nabil F.; Moghadam, Valentine M. Gender and development in the Arab world, women's economic participation: patterns and policies.
London: published for the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNI/WIDER).
London: Zed books, 1995

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*King, Judith D. Women's studies sourcebook, a comprehensive, classified bibliography of books, Allendale: Grand Valley State Colleges Library, 1976.


*Kipnis, Laura. The female thing: dirt, sex, envy, vulnerability New York: Pantheon Books, 2006
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*Knight, Annette. (compiler). A women's studies select bibliography (with a third world emphasis) covers, history, literature, economics, law, sociology (general) and many more subjects. St. Augustine: Women and Development Studies Group University of the West Indies, 1988.


Krikos, Linda A. Women's Studies: a recommended bibliography, 3rd edition. Wesport; Conn.; London: Libraries Unlimited; [Oxford: Harcourt Education, distributor], 2004
*Kuzmack, Linda Gordon. Woman's cause, the Jewish woman's movement in England and United States, 1881-1933. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1990
Lanigan, E.F. Women studies: a recommended core bibliography. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1979
*Lind, Mary Ann. The compassionate memsahibs, welfare activities of British women in India, 1900-1947. New York, London: Greenwood, 1988
*Loeb, Catherine R. (et al.) Women's Studies, a recommended core bibliography 1980-1985. Includes nearly sixty feminist serials- literary magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers newsletters and art journals etc. and the vital reprint series issued by the Virago Press and Feminist Press. Littleton, Colo: Libraries Unlimited, 1987.


Madoc-Jones, Beryl. (ed.) An introduction to women's studies, includes bibliographies and index. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.


*Magezis, Joy. Women's studies, a reference guide to women's studies that examines women's past accomplishments, their present struggles and their future hopes. It explores a variety of subjects from female literature to work. London: Hodder Headline, 1996


Maggio, Rosalie. The new Beacon book of quotations by women. Boston: Beacon press, 1996
*Marshall, Rosalind K. Virgins and viragos, a history of women in Scotland from 1080-1980. London: Collins, 1983
McLaren, Jay. The encyclopedia of gay and lesbian recordings. Amsterdam: McLaren, 1990
Meade, Teresa A. (ed.) A companion to gender history. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003
Merck, Mandy. Coming out of feminism? Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1988.
Miller, M. Historical dictionary of lesbian literature. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
*Moglen, Helene. The trauma of gender, a feminist theory of the English novel. Berkeley, London: University of California Press, 2001
YC. 2001.a.5131
*Mohanram, Radhika. Black body, women, colonialism and space.
Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota, 1999


*Morgan, Sue. Women, religion, and feminism in Britain, 1750-1900. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
Murphy, Timothy. Reader' guide to lesbian and gay studies.
Chicago, London: Fitzroy Dearbon, 2000


Nardi, Peter M. and Schneider, Beth E. Social perspectives in lesbian and gay studies, a reader. New York; London: Routledge, 1997.
*Nemiroff, Greta Hofmann. Women's changing landscapes: life stories from three generations. Grandmothers, mothers, and daughters speak to us of their personal lives. Toronto: Second story, 1999
Olson, Hope A. (ed.) Information sources in women's studies and feminism. Munchen: K.G.Saur, 2002
*Oram, A. The lesbian history sourcebook, love and sex between women in Britain from 1780-1970. London: Routledge, 2001
*Palmer, Cynthia; Horowitz, Michael. (eds.) Shaman woman, mainline lady, women's writings on the drug experience. New York: Morrow, 1982.
*Palmer, Cynthia; Horowitz, Michael. (eds.) Sisters of the extreme, women writing on the drug experience.(Revised edition of Shaman woman, mainline lady) Rochester, Vermont: Park Street, 2000
*Pernal, Mary. Explorations in contemporary feminist literature/the battle against oppression for writers of color, lesbian and transgender communities. New York, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2002
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Pickett, Brent. Historical dictionary of homosexuality Lanham; Plymouth: Scarecrow Press, 2009
*Pollack, Sandra. Contemporary lesbian writers of the United States, a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, 1993
* Pry, Paul. For your convenience:'thinly veiled cottaging guide' London: George Routledge, 1937
Queer families, queer politics, challenging culture and the state. Mary Bernstein & Renate Reimann, (eds.) New York: Columbia University Press, 2001
*Rich, Adrienne. Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence. London (38 Mount
Pleasant, WC1X OAP): Onlywomen Press, 1981
This article was originally published in Signs, vol.5, no.4, 1980.
*Richardson, Victoria. (ed.) Introducing women's studies, feminist theory and practice, Offers comprehensive overview of the key themes and major issues in major subject areas within women's studies. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997.


*Richie, Maureen. (compiler). Women's studies, a checklist of bibliographies, The checklist contains entries for all traceable bibliographies directly relevant to women's studies that have been published as books, articles, pamphlets, reports, library lists etc.
London: Mansell Information Publishing, 1980.


*Robinson, Kathryn. Women in Indonesia, gender, equity, and development. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002
*Searing, Susan E. Introduction to library research in women' studies, an annotated bibliography, that describes selected bibliographies, indexes, catalogues, handbooks, directories etc., that are most useful in women's studies. Boulder, London: Westview, 1985.


*Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between men: English literature and male homosocial desire. New York; Guilford: Columbia University Press,1985. (series Gender and culture)
Sex and money, feminism and political economy in the media. Edited by Eileen R. Meehan and Ellen Riordan. London: University of Minnesota Press, 2002
*Singh, Arun Kumar. The empowerment of women in India, with special reference to Varanasi district.
New Delhi: Manak, 2000


*Sproles, Karyn Z. Desiring women: the partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville- West. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006
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Studies on women and gender abstracts. Six issues yearly, also available online. Basingstoke: Carfax, 2000.
Walking after midnight:gay men's life stories. Hall Carpenter Archives, London: Routledge, 1989
*Welsh, Anne. (compiler). Women's studies, a bibliography of material held at St. Deiniol's Library, Wales. A number of first editions of some of the lesser known works of Mary Wollstonecraft are housed here. The bibliography includes material on women's history, feminist theology, the education of girls, literary women and the suffragettes. [Hawarden]. St. Deiniol's Library: [1996].


*Wheeler, Helen Rippier. Getting published in women's studies, an international, interdisciplinary professional development guide, mainly for women. Jefferson, N.C.; London: McFarland, 1989.
*Wiesner, Merry E. Women and gender in early modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
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*Winkler, Barbara Scott, DiPalma, Carolyn. (eds.) Teaching introduction to women's studies, expectations and strategies. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Westport, Conn. London: Bergin and Garvey, 1999


*Women, Industry and Trade Unionism. The Gertrude Tuckwell collection of press-cuttings, pamphlets, reports and papers, deposited at the Trade Union Congress. Most date from the period 1890 to 1920, but continue until 1951.
Harvester Microform. 17 reels.
*Women's realities, women's choices, an introduction to women's studies. Hunter College Women's Studies Collective. Covers women in politics, insights of feminist theory and practice and a wide range of many topics. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.


Women's rights, an educational CD-ROM based on articles from The Times.
Newspaper Library Reading Room


*Women's studies, a bibliography, of the holdings on women's studies in Goldsmiths' College Library London. It includes both books and articles from journals.
London: The College, 1984.


*Women's studies index, 1993-, includes articles from a total of 65 periodicals. Predominantly but not exclusively American. New York. G.K. Hall, London: Prentice Hall International. 1995-


Women's who's who 1933 (-55) an annual record of the careers and activities of the leading women of the day.
British and Irish Biographies 1840-1940.No.99

HLM920.041 (microfiche)

Zimmerman,B. (ed.) Lesbian histories and cultures: an encyclopedia.
New York, London: Garland, 2000


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