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Author Shopland, Norena, author.

Title A practical guide to searching LGBTQIA historical records / Norena Shopland
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series LGBTQ histories
Contents Dictionaries Word Books and Encyclopaedias -- Lesbian and Gay Terminology -- Bisexual other Sexual Orientations Terminology -- Gender Diversity Terminology -- Researching in Newspaper Archives -- Researching in Genealogy, Auction and Online Sites -- Researching in Libraries, Books, and Journals -- Researching in Archives -- Researching in Museums
Summary "This book provides a number of effective tools to aid in the recovery of LGBTQIA historic material by providing extensive glossary and non-glossary written descriptions, and how to use those terms and phrases in searching effectively online and offline. Researching hidden and forbidden people from the past can be extremely difficult. Terminology used to write about LGBT+ people shifts over time, legal terminology enforces certain set terms which some writers use but others reject to avoid informing or disgusting a reading public. Often written descriptions contain no set terminology at all. How then can LGBT+ people be found in historic records? This book provides practical tools for a researcher wanting to uncover material from online or hard copy sources, including: keyword/s covering various sexual orientations and gender diversity, along with how and when to use them; tips for effective searching in online newspaper archives; how to use genealogy, auction and social media sites to uncover information; searching in online and physical libraries; advice on researching in physical archives and the types of collections which can yield results; and researching in museums collecting and displaying LGBT+ content. Making use of a straightforward and jargon free style, this is a short and accessible guide to doing historical research on Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Queer and non-normative research subjects. This is a useful resource for students and scholars alike in Archive Studies History, Gender and Sexuality Studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sexual minorities -- Biography -- Sources
Sexual minorities -- History -- Sources
Sexual minorities -- Research
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020022731
ISBN 100020345X