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Social Welfare and LGBTQ Populations: Finding Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Materials in the library are organized by subject, and each subject is assigned a call number. You can search Minerva by call number, and if you like to browse the shelves, you may want to look for one or more of these call number ranges which deal with LGBT populations.


HQ 75.27 - 75.28

Gay parents

HQ 75.53

Lesbian mothers

HQ 76.13

Gay fathers

HQ 759.9145

Parents of gay men or lesbians

HQ 825

Same sex divorce.

HQ 1032- 1035.5

Same-sex marriage

HQ 1449

Protection, assistance, and relief; gay men, lesbians

RA 564.87

Public health, hygiene, preventive medicine - lesbians

RA 564.9 H 65

Public health, hygiene, preventive medicine - homosexuals

RA 564.9.T73

Public health, hygiene, preventive medicine - transsexuals


For an extensive list of subject terms related to the LGBT community, see this guide by Gwyneth Crowley of Yale Univerisy.

Find These in the Dewey Library

Here are some general works on social work and social services with LGBTQ populations. Use the subject guide linked in the box to the left to search  Minerva for related or more specific topics. 

Subject Guide

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Reference Books