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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This guide aims to provide background on IDD and the many contributing factors/diagnoses, as well as resources for student/faculty researchers and relevant organizations to be aware of.


Several different disciplines are involved in advocating for the health and wellbeing of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Articles could be found within a more health-driven context, from nursing perspectives, within the social sciences, and in education literature.

Below is the link to our full list of databases, as well as some key databases that may be helpful for you to consider.

Full Text Options

This guide explains some of the most frequently used ways to find full text at Duquesne.

This tool will pop up in many databases and web pages and help you find full text. It takes less than one minute to setup.


Borrow from Other Libraries 

There are ways of getting access to materials not available at Duquesne by contacting and borrowing from other libraries.

When Gumberg doesn’t have an article, you can order it for free using ILLiad. ILLiad is integrated into the other full text finding tool. You can also request the library to Scan & Deliver the printed journal article at Gumberg.