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Transgender Research: Start with Books

This guide is to help you get started using the library's resources to research topics in transgender studies.

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Reference works can help you refine your topic and discover other resources. All of the books listed in this section can be found in the library's reference stacks, located on the main floor of the building.

Selected Books: Nonfiction

Selected Books: Memoir and Fiction

Or check out our Pinterest board of LGBTQ-related books, "Out in the Stacks."

Search the Bentley Library Catalog

Search for Books, Videos, DVDs, CDs and Journals from the Library's collections:

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WorldCat Catalog -- Search for Items from Beyond Bentley

Search for resources from around the World and use the Library'sInterlibrary Loan system to retrieve books, articles and even DVDs

Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Books and articles that are not available at the Bentley Library can be requested via our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department. All Interlibrary Loan requests should be made online using ILLiad, the interlibrary loan request system. Please note: the first time you access ILLiad you will be asked to complete a one-time registration of your contact information. Once registration has been completed you may use ILLiad to submit requests, check the status of your requests, and update your contact information.

Please note: Interlibrary Loan will not be able to obtain e-books, the full issue of a journal, reference books, and may not be able to obtain DVD/Videos, audio books, conference proceedings, dissertations, or case studies.  Contact Interlibrary Loan at or 781.891.2301.

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