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Disability Studies: Finding Articles

This guide provides resources for your research in Disability Studies

Interlibrary Loan for Articles

If you come across an article that the Duke University Libraries do not have full text access to you can make a request via Interlibrary Loan. Articles generally take 2 to 3 business days to arrive. You'll receive an email when the PDF has arrived. 

Finding Articles, Online Journals, and Databases

Use the search portal on the Duke Libraries' homepage to find:

  1. Find the full text of a specific article by using the library's Articles search.
  2. Find specific journals by title (ex. Social Science & Medicine) using the Online Journal Titles page.
  3. Find specific research databases  (ex. Pubmed) using the Research Databases page.

Can't find the article? Request articles that Duke doesn't own Interlibrary Requests.

Recommended Databases

Disability Studies is interdisciplinary by nature so there is a broad range of potentially useful databases for research. Check our Research Databases page for more options.  

Medical Databases

Although most research in disability studies employs the social model of disability, you may want to find medical articles on disability as well. I'd recommend using the following databases: