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Writing 5: Rhetoric of Disability and Accessibility

Popular/Public Discourse

Finding popular sources and public opinion involves searching outside of the scholarly literature. It is therefore very important that you carefully evaluate your resources. Use the tools on the "Resource Assessment" page of this guide to vet sources from the list below:

  • YouTube: Look for interviews, news stories, documentaries, oral histories, and vlogs about your topic.
  • Social Media (incl. Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, etc.): Look for creators using hashtags related to your topic.
  • Newspapers: While not considered "scholarly" resources, newspapers can be a great bridge between public opinion and scholarly research. You have free access to newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, etc. through the Dartmouth Library. For information about accessing these, see the Newspaper Research Guide.
  • Non-profit Organization Websites: Perform a Google search for organizations whose work addresses an aspect of your topic.

Scholarly Sources: Journals in Disability Studies

Reference Books in Disability Studies