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

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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.

Specialized Databases

Young Adult Literature Websites