Starting Points

The following resources offer introductions to and overviews of the subject matter. Use them to find out about the broad contours of your field of study, then move on to the resources listed further down on this page for more in-depth research.

Find Books & Articles

For books (both print and electronic) owned by Harvard's libraries, consult HOLLIS, our library catalog. Be sure to select the "library catalog" (not the "everything") option if you are looking only for books. Once you have found titles of interest, try exploring further by following the linked subject headings or the virtual bookshelf feature available with each detailed catalog record.

There are a number of specialized, peer-reviewed journals in disability studies that provide a good starting point for research in this area: 


In addition, try the following databases for more scholarship on various aspects of disability studies: 

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