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Provides resources which address a variety of issues concerning physical, emotional, and mental disabilities.

U-M Disability Services & Resources

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MLibrary Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Scholarly Resources @ MLibrary

MLibrary holdings include a wealth of resources on issues relating to disability. Below are some places to start your search.

HathiTrust and U-M-Affiliated Patrons

HathiTrust allows UM-affiliated patrons full-text access to items that the University of Michigan owns even if the material is still under copyright. The patron must register with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and ask to be added to the list of those eligible to receive full-text HathiTrust access.

Steps to search in Mirlyn:

  1. Fill in your search criteria and/or terms in the search bar
  2. Under the search bar click the Include "Search only (no full text)" box and click the Find button.
  3. If there is only one volume, there will be only one link, but for multiple volume sets there can be many links to choose from.
  4. By clicking one of the links it will take you directly to the correct book record in HathiTrust.
  5. Click Login (upper right of screen)
  6. Under the HathiTrust Partner Institutions drop down menu, select University of Michigan and click login
  7. The authorized patron should now see a yellow banner saying they have access to this work and it will contain a link to the full-text that he or she can click to get to the full-text.

Stigma and Disability: Readings for Advocates, Allies and Researchers

  • Blum, L. M. (2015). Raising generation Rx: mothering kids with invisible disabilities in an age of inequality. New York: New York University Press.  Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, HQ 759.913 B58 2015
  • Brabazon, T. (2015). Enabling University: Impairment, (Dis)ability and Social Justice in Higher Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing.  Available to U-M affiliates online through Mirlyn:
  • Corrigan, P. W.. (2014). The stigma of disease and disability: understanding causes and overcoming injustices. First edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  Available to U-M affiliates online through Mirlyn:
  • Corrigan, P. W. (2005). On the stigma of mental illness: practical strategies for research and social change. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  Available at the Health Sciences Remote Shelving (request delivery at any campus Library), RC 455.2 .P85 O51 2005
  • Dunn, D. (2015). The social psychology of disability. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  Available at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, HV 1568 .D86 2015
  • Fleischer, D. Z. & Zames, F. (2011). The disability rights movement: from charity to confrontation. Updated ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.  Available to U-M affiliates online through Mirlyn:  Available at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, HV 1553 .F581 2001
  • Heyer, K. (2015). Rights enabled: the disability revolution, from the US, to Germany and Japan, to the United Nations. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.  Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, HV 1568 .H49 2015
  • Rapp. R., & Ginsburg, F. (2011). The paradox of recognition: success or stigma for children with learning disabilities. In J. McLaughlin, (Ed.), Contesting recognition: culture, identity and citizenship. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.  Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, HM 753 .I356 2011
  • Stuart, H. L., & Arboleda-Flórez, J. (2012). Paradigms lost: fighting stigma and the lessons learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  Available at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, RC 455.2.P85 S78 2012
  • Thornicroft, G. (2006). Shunned: discrimination against people with mental illness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, RC 454 .T45561 2006