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Decolonizing the Library: Poverty and Economic Disparity


For books written BY diverse people, first identify the subject heading used for that class of person or ethnic group, then add subject subdivision terms to narrow your search.

For autobiographies and memoirs, use the subject subdivision term Biography (LCSH), (e.g. Poor Biography

These subject headings might also be useful: Working class writingsPrecarious employmentFood security (LCSH)Eviction (LCSH)Economic Security (LCSH)People with social disabilities, Writings of (LCSH)

For primary sources try these subject subdivision terms to find first hand accounts by historically marginalized voices:

More about primary sources: Primary Sources Topic Guide

Finding Videos

Films on Demand has over 40,000 videos including works by diverse people and about diverse cultures. For videos of diverse voices, search by topic, events, movements, author or activist name, such as:

Also browse through Films on Demand subject collections.

Reporting Problems

As you use our Discovery tool if you encounter subject headings or call number classifications that you have questions or concerns about, please use this form to report them:

Decolonizing the Library (form)