Searching in the collection? The reading lists make it easier
When encountering enormous quantities of information, you sometimes don’t know where to start looking. Or you might just want to have a quick glance at what IHLIA has in its collection about all sorts of subjects. Our reading lists contain the most recent titles of books about various aspects of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism.
An accessible mix
Our selection of subjects is based on the most prevalent information searches in IHLIA. The reading lists are a good initial exploration into a particular subject and offer an accessible mix of popular academic papers. However, these reading lists offer no complete overview of all the publications in our database about certain topics. For this purpose, please consult the online catalogue on our website
Reading lists for books on the 3rd floor
At the IHLIA Plaza we have a practical tool to find books quickly about a certain theme in the (white) IHLIA book cabinets and in the Pink Cabinet (3rd floor). There are two folders available: a folder containing Reading Lists of books in Dutch and a folder containing Reading Lists of books in English.
These (black) folders are to be found in a transparent folder-container on the side of the Pink Cabinet.
- These folders are only available for inspection (peruse only)
- These folders can also be consulted outside our opening hours (including weekends)
- These folders must be placed back after use.
- NOTE: IHLIA doesn’t lend out the books!
The themes are:
1. Gender and sexuality
2. History (general)
6. Crossdressing and Drag
7. Attitudes and Opinion
9. Coming Out
10. Relationship and Marriage
11. Parenthood and Children
15. Homosexuality in the Literature
16. Ethnic Groups
17. Homophobia and Violence
18. Youth and Education
19. Elderly and Aging
Online reading lists
Also online IHLIA collected reading lists. These have different themes and you have to request the material which you like to peruse.
You can find the digital reading lists by clicking on one of the subjects below. Want to know how you can request an item from the collection? Read the instructions here. We will prepare the material for you within one working day (Monday to Thursday).
Overview of the available reading lists
Tips and additional sources
You will find more information in our timeline about Dutch gay/lesbian history. And did you know that we have a Pink Cabinet in the library? Here you will find books and films that you can borrow about LGBT themes. Another useful option is the links. They refer you to all sorts of national and international organizations and bodies, interesting websites and portals.
If you want more information about the subject or you cannot find what you are looking for, please visit us and we will be pleased to help you search.