Law 199 SB
Sexual Orientation and the Law
A Guide to Library Resources for LAW 199 SB
Legal Information and Articles |
Books and Journals |
Citing Sources |
Welcome! This site has been created to assist you in finding and using library resources for
your assignments for LAW 199 SB: Sexual Orientation and the Law. Our library, one of the
largest university libraries in the U.S., can be a bit overwhelming at first, but it is truly a
treasure trove for scholars. All of the UIUC Library's resources are available to you as you do
your research, so explore, have fun, and don't hesitate to ask questions!
FINDING LEGAL INFORMATION AND ARTICLES
Legal Information Institute
Contains U.S. Supreme Court decisions, state statutes, and a legal encyclopedia.
FindLaw for cases
Illinois General Assembly compiled
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court at its work.
(1980 to date)
Use to search for law journals (scholarly articles), legal newsletters and magazines.
Contains more scholarly journals in law.
Includes the full text for 55 of the most important and historically significant LGBT
journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 100 full-text monographs and
books. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized
LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.
Studies International (1972 to date)
Provides citations to journals, books, book chapters, proceedings, NGO reports, and gray
literature. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.
(1974 to date)
This full text database indexes journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, pamphlets, and
reports. Covers business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, public
policy, and contemporary culture. Has more of a U.S. focus than worldwide.
(1985 to date)
Identifies articles in all areas of sociology including anthropology, criminology, ethnic
& racial studies, gender studies, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, and
urban studies. Indexes over 620 core coverage journals dating back to 1895, over 500 priority
journals as well as selective coverage for over 1,390 additional journals. Extensive indexing for
books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources is included.
History and Life
Index to United States and Canadian history from journals, book reviews and
(1915 to date)
Identifies articles, books, websites, statistics, yearbooks, directories, conference
proceedings, pamphlets, reports, and government documents on political, social, public policy
FINDING BOOKS & JOURNALS
Online Library Catalog - Look here to find
books, magazines or journals containing articles that you need, DVDs, and many other
resources. In addition to the 10 million volumes we have on this campus, you can connect to
over 70 other libraries in Illinois and request books be sent to you.
When you find something you want in the catalog, write down the following:
Location - in which library the item is kept (or libraries, if we have multiple
Hint: Catalogs are used for two purposes: (1) If you know exactly what you are looking for
- an exact title or author - you can use the catalog to locate your material (this works for book
titles and journal titles); (2) You can also use catalogs to discover material that might be
helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching.
Call Number - this number is essential for finding the item on the shelf
Status - is it available for you to check out?
Interlibrary Loan - The places to verify citations for books and
request books and articles you cannot find elsewhere.
Equality Illinois -- Marriage
The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois.
Human Rights Campaign
HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender Americans.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil
rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact
litigation, education and public policy work.
Guidelines for citing electronic and print resources are available from the Reference
Cite a Source page and the Social Sciences,
Health, and Education Library's
Style and Writing Guide.
A great tool for writing papers,
RefWorks helps you
export bibliographic records from databases, change the citation styles as needed, and import the
citation directly into a Word document so you can create bibliographies on the fly.
Ask-A-Librarian for Help with Your Research
Ask-A-Librarian Service to IM, chat,
email, phone or find a reference librarian.
Cindy Ingold, Gender and Multicultural Services Librarian
Office: Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, 100 Main Library
Contact a librarian to request an appointment for an in-depth
Finding Your Way Around
There are over 25 departmental libraries on our campus, and sometimes it may be difficult to
determine where to find the resources you need. For your class, the library that you will be
using most is the
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library. We are located
in Room 100 of the Main Library building.
More Help Using the Library
Research Process: A step-by-step guide to
research that takes you through the entire process, from choosing your topic to citing