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Representation of Disabilities in America

Finding Background Information with Selected Reference Sources

Finding Scholarly Articles with Databases

For recommendations of additional databases, check the Subject Guides

Using Encompass Search for Books

Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books and scholarly journals, as well as newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more.

Citing Your Sources

For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide.

Cite your sources in either APA Style or Chicago Style, depending on the disciplinary focus of your research.  Use APA Style for a psychological, educational, and/or media and communication focus.  Use Chicago Style for a historical focus.