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Disabilities Resources in Rowan University Libraries: Welcome

This guide features a sample of our thousands of Rowan University libraries books on disabilities topics.

Welcome

Recommended Books

Search Tips & Subject Headings

When searching in the Rowan University library for books or articles about disabilities, accessibility, or inclusion -- try one of these truncated search terms in the main search box along with another term or two to specify the topic you are researching.

disab*

accessib*

inclusi*

Using the truncation symbol (an asterisk *) will include the widest possible number of our thousands of print and electronic books and journal and magazine articles which use variations of these terms. Remember that simple searches without truncation symbols, such as typing just 'disability' (singular) or just 'disabilities' (plural) will result in two different result lists.

To get a more focused result list, use the right-hand facets to limit further by subject:

  • Disabilities
  • People with disabilities 
  • [profession or identity group] with disabilities (for example, Athletes with disabilities, Students with disabilities)
  • Disability awareness
  • Disability studies
  • Disabled veterans
  • Discrimination against people with disabilities
  • [type of] disability (for example, Developmental disabilities, Learning disabilities)
  • [type of] disorder (for example, Movement disorders, Perceptual disorders)
  • [name of the disorder itself] (for example, Deafness, Autism Spectrum Disorder)

There are many more limiters than these to choose from, so just choose all the good ones which come up in the list!  Some choices in the 'subject limiter' lilst may not reflect current terminology... but that doesn't mean the article is bad or outdated.  Instead, be sure to browse many types of items and check on the article quality for yourself (newer is not always better, although it may have been easier to find!).

More detailed information on descriptive words to try in your searches are provided from the National Library Service.