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Disability Studies

Welcome to the Disability Studies Subject Guide - giving you information on library resources and services.

Main Library

The Main Library Entrance on George Square

The Main Library entrance on George Square

The Main Library holds the majority of books for Disability Studies. Most of the books in the Main Library are on the 2nd floor or in the HUB (High Use Book) Collection on the ground floor.

The most common shelfmark for Disability Studies starts with:

HV Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare etc

Remember the Library has access to thousands of e-books which you can access via DiscoverEd.

Finding Library Resources - DiscoverEd


Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more. Sign into your Library account using your University Login to manage your loans and requests.

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Disability Studies Databases

Screenshot of Disability in the Modern World

Disability Studies Online Resources


Resource Lists and Subject Guides

Resource List service logo. Teal background, white outline of a book which is lying open is shown. The word 'Resource lists' are written below, also in white.Resource Lists are online reading lists that can signpost you to key reading materials. Some of your courses may have a Resource List embedded in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) but you can also access them directly. Full details are available on the Resource Lists: Information for Students webpage.

Subject Guides from other disciplines can be a useful source of ideas and information. Some focus on a topic such as newspapers as well as others that are more subject specific e.g. Business, Medicine economics etc. A full list of subject guides is available on the university website. You can also contact the Academic Support Librarian for different subject areas if you would like more support or to discuss the content of these guides.

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