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Disability Studies: Getting Started

This guide provides resources for your research in Disability Studies


Welcome to the subject guide for Disability Studies. Please use the tabs at the top to find information for your research. Let me know if you have any questions about this guide or doing research in disability studies. 

What is Disability Studies?

Briefly, Disability Studies is a field that examines disability through sociological, political, and cultural lenses. It is interdisciplinary by nature, encompassing a broad range of academic disciplines. Syracuse University has a more comprehensive definition on their What is Disability Studies page

Background/Reference Sources

The reference sources listed below are good places to look if you're searching for a topic to write about or want to find background information on a particular event or concept. 

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Subjects: Disability Studies

Disability Studies Primers

Want to learn more about Disability Studies? These books give an introduction to research being done in this field.