LEGALST R1B: Equal Rights in a Changing Society

Specialized Encyclopedias

These books may help you with background research, and can help you find other sources for your topic. Most of them are shelved in the Doe Library reference area (2nd floor of Doe Library).

Reference books can't be checked out, but that means they're always on the shelf when you need them!


The Greenwood encyclopedia of LGBT issues worldwide (2010). Shelved in the Doe Library reference area (2nd floor): HQ76 .G724 2010. Read at Google Read at Google


Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered history in America (2004) Available online (UCB-only access). Read at Google Read at Google


The dictionary of homophobia : a global history of gay & lesbian experience (2008) Shelved in the Doe Library reference area, HQ76.4 .D5313 2008. Read at Google Read at Google


The gay and lesbian atlas (2004) Shelved in the Doe Library reference area, HQ76.3.U5 G355 2004.


Encyclopedia of American social movements (2004) Shelved in the Doe Library reference area, HN57 .E62 2004. Read at Google Read at Google

Internet Resources

There are many web resources available on the Proposition 8 controversy. Here are some good-quality places to wedding ringsstart:

Proposition 8 Research Guide from the Institute of Governmental Studies Library, UC Berkeley

Includes background information on the ballot proposition, links to text of related legal decisions, and multimedia. Scroll down for links to poll results, archived versions of campaign websites, and more.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law (a think tank on sexual orientation law and public policy)

A good source for reports that describe studies on gay couples and families in the United States, plus links to survey and census data relating to LGBT individuals and families.

American Civil Liberties Union - LGBT Relationships

A good source for news and legal documents relating to current legal controversies over same-sex marriage, throughout the U.S.

Institute of Governmental Studies Library

When you search OskiCat or Melvyl for books and reports on same-sex marriage, you may find that many of your search results are located in thCalifornia state seale Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Library in Moses Hall. The IGS library is a small, specialized library that focuses on California's governmental history and public policy, collecting materials like reports (governmental and non-governmental), campaign literature, local newspaper clippings, and more. Many of their items that you find in OskiCat are on the web; click the title in your search results to see the link to the online version.

Sometimes the OskiCat records for IGS materials can be confusing. Here's an example:

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Last Update: May 15, 2012 15:01