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LGBTQ Media Representation: MSP 4425/LGBT 3400 SCRC

A guide to resources available for your course in the Special Collections Research Center

Tools for Searching SCRC materials

To search for books and other printed materials, use the catalog tab of the search box widget on the upper right hand side of our home page.  This will limit your search of the library’s catalog to items in the SCRC.

SCRC Widget with catalog tab highlighted

To search the archives, manuscripts, and pamphlets in the SCRC, use the Finding Aids tab

A finding aid is a single document that places archival materials in context by consolidating information about the collection. It's also a tool that facilitates discovery of information and helps users gain access to and understand archival materials.

SCRC search widget with Finding Aids tab highlighted

Pamphlets and more can be found by doing a keyword search on the SCRC home page, again using the search widget in the upper right hand corner of our home page.  Select the Finding Aids tab and enter your keywords.  

SCRC search widget with Finding Aid tab highlighted

You’ll get a list of results with links.  Click on the link that says “General Pamphlet Collection” then use control+f to search for your keyword on the webpage.  Or you can also just browse using the link above.

To request these pamphlets you’ll need the call number in brackets for example: [300-18]

Requesting Materials

Once you have identified materials you want to view in the SCRC reading room, you can use your SCRC Researcher Account to request them.  See this page for instructions.