|The actual bookshelf above my actual desk.|
Before starting any scientific project, it's important to understand the current state of knowledge on your topic—how else can you figure out how to learn something new if you don't already know what others have discovered? But keeping current on the relevant literature is an ongoing task, too.
For the Queer in STEM study, we've opened a group on the reference-sharing site Mendeley to collect and discuss research about the intersection of LGBTQ identities and scientific research. Join us there to take a look at what sort of work has already been done, or to suggest studies we should take a look at as we go forward.