Discover the UT Libraries’ Black Queer Studies Collection (BQSC) of over 1,000 African and African Diasporic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies materials. Books and media from the collection are held by various library branches, including the Perry-Castañeda Library, the Benson Latin American Collection, the Fine Arts Library as well as digital materials.
Go to the UT Libraries Catalog Keyword Search.
Using the quotation marks, enter:
“Black Queer Studies Collection”
To search within the collection, add keyword terms such as:
“Black Queer Studies Collection” and music
“Black Queer Studies Collection” and feminism
“Black Queer Studies Collection” and (femini* or wom?n or girl)
Wait, what's with those parentheses? Click the links below to learn more about advanced search techniques and finding books in the library.
The BQSC and this guide were created because traditional library organizational structures can often reinforce oppressive hierarchical systems that bury underserved communities’ voices and make their stories difficult to find. Intersectional identities, as with those of the Black Diasporic LGBTQ+ people, do not fit neatly into any one subject. Recognizing this can help you understanding your search results as you browse the collection.
More questions? Book a research consultation with Gina Bastone, Women's and Gender Studies and LGBTQA+ Studies Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for getting started
Look at the item’s record to check for:
Check out a few of the search results on these sample topics in the collection:
Support the Black Queer Studies Collection long into the future by giving to the collection endowment! The endowment provides sustainable, long-term funding for new books, films, and resources in the collection, as well as the monetary prizes for the Roberts Graduate Award and the Hogan/Schell Undergraduate Award.
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