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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Home

Resources selected by the University of Southampton community

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The Library and SUSU welcome suggestions that will help us develop our collection to be more inclusive. Resources can be fiction or non-fiction, and could focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability, socioeconomic class, or any other group that you identify. Suggestions for resources for general interest can be made (anonymously if you prefer) using this form.

Academics, please use our Library Resources Request form for books and other resources that you will be using to support teaching. 


LGBTQ+ Lives Online

The LGBTQ+ Lives Online UK web project concentrates on identifying and archiving regular snapshots of public facing UK websites with an LGBTQ+ focus. 

Created and updated through a collaboration between the British Library, the UK Web Archive, and five other UK Legal Deposit Libraries - for more information click here.

EDI Resource Bank

The EDI Resource Bank is an open-access database which brings together materials to support EDI work in a range of HE settings.

Through an intuitive, straightforward portal, users can locate information to aid them in planning and developing their own work towards breaking down barriers and creating more inclusive practice.

By sharing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)-related initiatives and reports from organisations and Higher Education Institutions in this repository, users can learn from the good practice of others. 

Nisreen Alwan: Let’s equalise our antiracist language

Nisreen Alwan: Let’s equalise our antiracist language

"Antiracist language is one way to explicitly consider ethnicity and racism within our institutions, both during the pandemic and beyond."

by Dr Nisreen Alwan on BMJ Opinion, July 2020

Diversity in Journal Publishing

Antiracism Toolkit for Allies: published in August 2020 by the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications, the toolkit is the first in a series of three, designed to provide antiracism resources for allies; for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and for organizations within the scholarly publishing community.

Publishers, led by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) have signed a commitment to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse (June 2020).

Mehta, D. et al (2020) Research Communication: Ways to increase equity, diversity and inclusion. eLife 2020;9:e60438 DOI:10.7554/eLife.60438 Abstract: The eLife Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG), an international group of early-career researchers committed to improving research culture, calls for radical changes at eLife and other journals to address racism in the scientific community and to make science more diverse and inclusive.

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Featured Resources

Here are some featured titles, selected by members of the University.

You can search our catalogue using DiversifyUoS to see our full collection of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging print and e-books. You will need to have VPN connected to read the e-books from off campus. We are building our fiction collection - please see the LGBT+ History Month and Black History tabs for the titles we currently have available, and suggest books for us to buy using our Suggest a Resource form.

We have a subscription to PressReader, giving you access to newspapers and magazines from around the world.

Decorative image including a rainbow heart, cartoon silhouettes of people holding hands and the transgender symbol. All images used with permission from IStockLGBT+ History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. In the UK, LGBT+ Month is February.

We are working with SUSU to curate this collection of LGBT+ resources. We hope you will find them interesting, whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, if you are questioning your sexuality or just want to raise your awareness. 

You may need to use the VPN (GlobalProtect) if you are off campus.

Newspapers and magazines

Our PressReader subscription gives you access to current newspapers and magazines from around the world, including LGBTQ publications. PressReader has an Advanced Search option (at the top right of the screen) so you can search by keyword if you are interested in a person or topic, author name, by language or by date. 

Film and Television

BoB is a television and radio streaming service. Use the Search option to find programmes, plus you can create your own playlist on any topic and make it publicly available if you choose. There are public playlists created by individuals and institutions relating to LGBT and LGBTQ+.

We have a subscription to Kanopy, a video streaming platform. You can browse:

  • LGBTQ cinema (world cinema, romance, comedy and drama)
  • LGBTQ documentaries
  • LGBT history, transgender studies, issues and religion, media representation, activists, artists, families and health

Primary Sources and Journals


Black History Month featured resources.


If these books are in high demand and you cannot access a copy, please email and we will purchase additional e-book licences.

Journals, Websites and Media

The following are books we are unable to purchase as e-books. This is because the publisher has chosen not to make the title available for libraries to purchase, preferring to sell or rent directly to individuals either because this is allegedly more profitable, or they do not have the rights.

  •   BoB
      A TV and radio archive that allows you to watch programmes, create clips and make playlists. Sign in with your University of Southampton login.                   It includes TV, shows such as The Handmaid's Tale, Being Black, Going Crazy? and Queer Britain.

LGBT+ artists in our Artists' Book Collection

As part of our celebrations for LGBT+ history month we have put together a selection of LGBT+ artists whose work is represented in our Artists' Book Collection. These are showcased in the slideshow here and links to our catalogue are provided for further details. The works selected range from items published when the collection was first established in the early 1970s, such as those by artists Gilbert & George, through Derek Jarman's box, 'Reliquary' from 1996, and on to the collaged books of contemporary artist, Jeremy Dixon. The collection is open to all to view so please contact us for further information via



LaChapelle land by David LaChapelle (1996)

LaChapelle land by David LaChapelle (1996)

Photograph by David Gibbons, 2021.

Nightclub yes, nightclub no by Jeremy Dixon (2014)

Nightclub yes, nightclub no by Jeremy Dixon (2014)

Photograph by David Gibbons, 2021.

Nightclub yes, nightclub no by Jeremy Dixon (2014)

Nightclub yes, nightclub no by Jeremy Dixon (2014)

Photograph by David Gibbons, 2021.

Collaging Ken & Joe by Jeremy Dixon (2014)

Collaging Ken & Joe by Jeremy Dixon (2014)

Photograph by David Gibbons, 2021.