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ENGL 375/575 Censorship Skit Assignment (Prof. Stephens): Censorship/Intellectual Freedom Resources

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Upcoming Event - Banned Books Panel

“Resisting Censorship: The Rise of Banned Books and the Importance of Protecting the Freedom to Read and Learn”

Join our panel of experts to learn more about the impact of book challenges on students’ education, teachers, librarians, and communities.


  • Dr. Rebecca Stephens, Chair & Professor, English Department, UW-Stevens Point
  • Dr. John Blakeman, Professor, Political Science Department, UW-Stevens Point
  • Mindy King, Libraries Director, UW-Stevens Point
  • Katelyn Sabelko, Library Services Manager, Marathon County Public Library
  • Nicole Ozanich, Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian, Portage County Public Library
  • Nerissa Nelson, Librarian & Professor, UW-Stevens Point (Moderator)

Event Details:

The event is free!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Portage County Public Library – Pineries Room (1st floor)

1001 Main Street

Stevens Point, WI  54481

Another Lens of the Concept of "Censorship"

Use the following databases to find articles related to banned or challenged books/censorship. To access, click here and then go to the name of the database

  • Search tips: Search on the title of the book, author’s last name, and “banned books” or “challenged books” or “censored books” or censorship.




Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco)


Brief articles about specific challenges from school districts. Good for current challenges.

Access World News (Newsbank)

Newspapers (including international papers)

Good resource for current banned books issues and challenges.

Academic Search Ultimate (Ebsco)

Scholarly & Popular Articles (multidisiplinary)

In-depth and scholarly articles on censorship and challenges.

ERIC (Ebsco)

Education database that includes professional and scholarly articles

Education-related articles that include information on challenges from and for an educators perspective.

LISTA (Ebsco)

Library-related literature from scholarly and trade publications

Includes School Library Journal and American Libraries and other literature from the profession that discussed challenges books from school and public libraries.

Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)

Trade-related articles on Education

Includes articles on pedagogical theory and practice.

Banned vs. Challenged

Young Adult Literature Websites

Specialized Databases

Legislation and Notable Cases