This is just a small selection of some of the most recent reference works the library owns in print. Many more can be found through the library catalog by using an advanced search and limiting the location to "reference."
"Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries,The Dictionary of Homophobiais a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, engaged, and wholly relevant study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture."
The "Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture" covers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) life and culture post-1945, with a strong international approach to the subject. The scope of the work is extremely comprehensive, with entries falling into the broad categories of Dance, Education, Film, Health, Homophobia, the Internet, Literature, Music, Performance, and Politics.
"This must-read reference features the notable, notorious and not-so-famous gays and lesbians in modern times -- from controversial political activist Peter Tatchell, pop icon David Bowie, acclaimed writer Jeanette Winterson and the unsurpassed intellectual Susan Sontag."