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Some Advice from Your Friends in the Library
Use this guide to get started with your research for PHIL 450: Philosophy of Disability
- Start Early! Work on your project consistently each and every week, so that materials have time to arrive from other libraries and we can answer your questions when you still have sufficient time to thoughtfully revise your work.
- Seek out a variety of sources: books, essays in books, journal articles.
- Use a variety of search tools: Primo, multiple databases, sometimes even Google Scholar.
- Keep careful notes on all of your sources. If an online knowledge management tool like Zotero or RefWorks is not for you, make sure that any system that you do use is thorough.
- Contact a librarian whenever questions arise. Quick questions can be answered via email; more in-depth questions can be handled best with an appointment.
Our Top Research Tactics
As experienced researchers, you all bring a wide range of skills and practices to your individual projects and our collective workspace. To guide our discussion and foster cooperative learning, we will collaboratively generate a list of our top research tactics (e.g. go-to tools, search strategies, methods for staying organized, etc.). This list will remain accessible for you to refer to it throughout the semester.
Add your Top 5 Research Tactics to the Padlet below!
The Disability Studies Reader by
Call Number: HV1568 .D5696 2017 Reserves
Publication Date: 2017
The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human-animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. The collection addresses physical disabilities, but as always investigates issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities as well.
Foundations of Disability Studies by
Call Number: HV1568.2 .F68 2013 Print Books
Publication Date: 2013
A collection of eight essays by scholars who have published extensively within the disability studies literature, and who have helped build the field to its current state. Includes contributions from Robert Bogdan, Doug Biklen, Susan Schweik, and more.
Feminist Disability Studies by
Call Number: HV1568.2 .F46 2011 Print Books
Publication Date: 2011
Disability, like questions of race, gender, and class, is one of the most provocative topics among theorists and philosophers today. This volume, situated at the intersection of feminist theory and disability studies, addresses questions about the nature of embodiment, the meaning of disability, the impact of public policy on those who have been labeled disabled, and how we define the norms of mental and physical ability.