Library Resources for Transgender Topics

Ths guide compiles resources to help researchers from all disciplines and affiliations locate and identify information on people who identify as transgender.


Transgender folks are considered a vulnerable population by ethics review boards, calling for ethical considerations which may not be necessary for other groups. Be mindful of sources of information, disclosing the trans identity of participants, parental consent for youth, de-identification, portrayal of a "single story", absent narratives, and participant well being. Possible mitigation strategies can include transgender folx as advisors, looking to work created by transgender folx to ground understanding, and balancing the benefits to an individual or community with potential for harm.

Additional Resources for Ethical Research

Last Updated: Jul 5, 2023 1:43 PM