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Gender Studies

A selective guide to resources in Gender Studies at Queen's University Library

Selected Encyclopedias


Covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, using film, literature, human rights, politics, landmark legislation, activism, the arts, language, sports, and historical events as points of entry into the content.

Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge 

Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender & Sexuality Studies
An invaluable resource for students and scholars in the overlapping areas of gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies; and acknowledges the growing interdisciplinary impact of these fields.


To locate encyclopedias on your general topic in Omni add the keyword <encyclopedia> to your general topic search. The following are print editions of encyclopedias located  in the Reference Collection on the main floor of Stauffer Library, while others are shelved in the circulating collection:
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
REF HQ1115 .E54 2009 (2 volumes)

LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia
REF HQ73.3.U6 L43 2009

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture
REF HQ76.96.R68 2006
Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-wave Feminism
REF HQ1115.W644 2006 (2 volumes)


Dictionary of Feminist Theory
REF HQ1115.H86 1995t

Dictionary of Gender Studies

The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience
REF HQ76.4 D5313 2008

Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies
HQ1180.P55 2004

A Glossary of Feminist Theory
REF HQ1190.A53 1997

Historical Dictionary Of Feminism
REF HQ1115.B65 1996