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Depicting Disability in Literature

swingo Sarah Wingo
Team Leader- Humanities II, Subject Librarian for English Literature and Theatre
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 232

This page outlines the resources for Professor Fattori's Depicting Disabilities in Literature Sophomore Seminar course. Below are the databases we covered in class as well as a handful of biographical resources for research into the backgrounds of your assigned authors.

Before delving into these specific databases, try searching the library's main search engine which simultaneously searches our physical catalog of books and multimedia items and over 200+ of our scholarly journal databases. Simply click on the "Search" tab at the top right of any library page or click the big green "Search" button in the middle of our Library homepage.

A search for the title of your story in quotes (i.e. "Flowers for Algernon") and words such as disabil* or handicap* ( remember: the * finds every possible ending of a search term) will help narrow your results.

Once you have a page of results, you can narrow your search by clicking on either "Books & more" at the top of the left columnĀ  or "articles & more" at the top of the right column and then use the limiters that will appear along the right side of the screen. Be sure to check the "Limit to articles from peer-reviewed journals" box at the top of the articles result screen: this will limit the results to peer-reviewed scholarly articles only.

 Finding Books & Scholarly Articles

 Encyclopedias and Biography Resources

  Selected Books: "people with disabilities in literature"

  Organizing & Citing Your Sources

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Last Modified: Monday, January 27th, 2014