Shown below are potential search terms or subject headings to use when searching the UMW Libraries catalog or databases. The term handicapped is now rarely used as a subject heading, but may be useful when searching for older material.
You may also wish to search the catalog or databases using a specific disability or condition, such as:
Listed below is a selection of books on the topic of disability studies that UMW Libraries has in its collection. Additional resources can be found by searching the catalog. If you encounter a resource UMW Libraries does not own you may request a copy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Additional titles can be found online in the NetLibrary and PsycBOOKS collections. A sample search on the topic People with Disabilities yields several results.
Collected below is a selection of useful online resources. Be sure to critically evaluate material found online. UMW Libraries has published a useful LibGuide on evaluating information.
Disability Studies Websites
Related Organizations and Groups
These are guides created by other librarians on the topic of disability studies. Some of the resources they list may be unavailable through their website, but you may be able to gain access to them through the UMW Libraries website, catalog, or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).