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Transgender Research

Use library and external resources to research topics in transgender studies.

Encyclopedias and Reference Works

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.


Nonfiction titles are located in the stacks on the Lower Level of the library. Some representative titles appear below. Hover over the title link to see a summary of the book.

Fiction and Memoir

Fiction is located in the stacks on the Upper Level of the library, or in the Popular Reading area on the Main Level (these titles have Popular Reading at the beginning of the call number). Memoir is generally located in the stacks on the Lower Level of the library, though some titles that are not strictly autobiographical are located in the Fiction areas. Hover over the title link to see a summary of the book.

If you would like to explore what else the library has to offer (including ebooks, audiobooks, DVDs, online government resources, and streaming films), look at what other libraries worldwide have, or request that the library obtain a copy of the book from another library for you to borrow, you can take those actions using the resources below.

Search the Bentley Library

Bentley Library Search. Search for books, articles, videos, and more.

WorldCat Catalog -- Search for Items Not Held at Bentley

Search for resources from around the world.  Use the information you find to request the item through Interlibrary Loan .

Interlibrary Loan

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 the ILL request form. You may also use ILL to check the status of your requests and renew borrowed items. Contact Interlibrary Loan at or 781-891-2301.

Please note that Interlibrary Loan cannot obtain e-books, entire journal issues, or reference books.