Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2023     Views: 34

Our Discovery Catalog searches through a lot of our databases all at once and is found on our library homepage. It can be a good place to start to cast a wide net to see what is available. It will even find items the library doesn't own, but can possibly get via interlibrary loan (ILL) – though you can limit those results out after doing a search to items held by the TCC Library. ILL is a free service for TCC students and employees.

After doing a search in Discovery, you can limit to the source type you are needing (articles, books, videos, etc.) and even to specific dates. If searching for a peer-reviewed article, you can even limit to that!

It is important to know how to play around with Keyword and other types of searches. 

For tips on how to search in our databases and catalog, we recommend this FAQ

Here's catalog example searches, with results that might have relevant information for your research: 

su: People with disabilities United States Biography 

su: People with disabilities

su: Sociology of disability United States

su: Women with disabilities

If researching a specific disability, you will need to revise your search for that: 

For a list of all of our databases, see the "Articles & Databases" link off the library website. 

Depending on the resource type your assignment(s) require, this other information may be helpful.  If searching on the web, here’s some FAQ that we find helpful to limit to a credible source or to help you refine your search:


A selection of recommended titles on this topic:

Select a title to see access options. Some titles only available via interlibrary loan, a free service for TCC students and employees. 

Demystifying disability : what to know, what to say, and how to be an ally  Sitting pretty : the view from my ordinary resilient disabled body  Bodyminds reimagined   no right to be idle  beasts of burden uncanny bodies   a disability history of the united states   About us : essays from the disability series of the New York times   Autonomy, rationality, and contemporary bioethics   Seniors and squalor : competency, autonomy, and the mistake of forced intervention  Medical entanglements : rethinking feminist debates about healthcare Doing harm : the truth about how bad medicine and lazy science leave women dismissed, misdiagnosed, and sick   earth, animal, and disability liberation  care work  Oxford handbook of philosophy and disability   Crippled    exile and pride  extraordinary bodies  brilliant imperfection  Deaf Culture  designing disability Deaf Culture   reading victorian deafness bodies of truth  Being Heumann : an unrepentant memoir of a disability rights activist  Disability visibility : first-person stories from the Twenty-first century   Deaf utopia : a memoir -- and a love letter to a way of life  Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse   Google preview button Black disability politics   



Other resources: 

Disability Pride Month and the Disability Rights Movement - PBS 

Observing Disability Pride Month this July - Human Rights Watch