Research from a diversity perspective can be on a wide variety of subjects and in a wide variety of disciplines. Its defining characteristic is an emphasis on including a wide range of voices, viewpoints, and experiences. Diversity-centered research may seek to address identities of ethnicity, culture, sexuality, gender, age, disability, or a wide range of other perspectives.
This kind of research often requires flexibility, as well as a broad understanding of research strategies and the ways in which information is organized in the Library and in the rest of the world. Often this type of research is interdisciplinary: it doesn't fall neatly into any particular discipline, and requires the researcher to master several tools and combine results from several searches in order to produce the desired information. Diversity-based and interdisciplinary research are becoming increasingly important as people ask new and different questions about what we already know.