This guide was desgined by librarians to support students researching disabilities by offering resources, tool tutorials, and strategies.
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You can find a book by searching APPsearch, our online catalog, or by visitng a particular section in the library and then browsing the shelves for books on a similar topic. APPsearch and the online catalog (the "Books & Media" tab) are accessible via the tabbed searchbox in the center of our homepage.
The "H" section (on the 2nd floor of Belk Library) is focused on Social Sciences. You may want to browse subsection HV 1551-3024 which contains books on people with disabilities, including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities.
Other sections that may be of interest:
In addition to physical books, our online catalog offers access to ebooks and streaming films.
If you need a book we don't have, request it via interlibrary loan.
Here is a video tutorial on using APPsearch to find books and ebooks:
Just a sampling of books on disabilities - to search for more, go to our homepage, select the "Books & Media" tab in the searchbox, and start searching.
Your two primary options for finding articles are 1) using our single-search portal, APPsearch, which searches many of our most popular research databases at once; or 2) identifying individual research databases to search. Both options are available 24/7 via our website.
To maximize productivity, before you use any of our tools, be as prepared as possible with a list of search terms and a specific idea of what you're trying to find.
If you need an article we don't have, request it via interlibrary loan.
Here are tutorials on using APPsearch and Google Scholar to find articles. For individual databases, you can apply much of what is covered in the APPsearch tutorial as the features are similar from database to database. If you need help with any of these tools, contact a librarian!
The Research Advisory Program (RAP) provides one-on-one research assistance for students. Sessions are conducted in person, by phone, or online.