This is the final accepted version that was submitted to Medical Reference Services Quarterly. This paper was subjected to substantial revisions. The original manuscript submission is available here as a supplemental file download. The final version was published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly 36(1):49-61.

DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2017.1260320


The literature on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersexual (LGBT) people appears in many types of resources and disciplines. To begin to address the need for relevant, easily accessible information for LGBT people and health care providers, this study identified popular and scholarly books published in the past 10 years and analyzed topics; number of books published per year; more prolific authors; and primary publishers. The results indicated that a relatively small number of books were published (521) by a wide range of publishers/self-publishers. Most were about mental health, relationships, or family and 24% were personal accounts.


information needs, sexual minority groups, bibliographies

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