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Domestic & Family Violence : Welcome


Did you know that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This research guide may be a helpful place to begin exploring the Library's collections related to domestic violence. No matter where you are in the research process, please feel welcome to ask for help finding additional resources. The Ask a Librarian Reference Service is always available, whether via phone, email, chat, or in-person reference assistance. 

This guide is divided into several tabs: Books ; Journals ; Databases; Primary Sources; and Ask a Librarian.

Domestic violence includes, but is not limited to, harassment, sexual abuse, stalking and menacing committed by a family member or intimate partner that have created a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to a person or a person’s child. This behavior includes physical as well as emotional or sexual violence, physical and/ or psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, economic control, threats or injury. Learn more at .

Domestic Violence & Health Care Best Practices

Facts & Misconceptions about Domestic Violence

Domestic violence myths and misconceptions: Statistics on Domestic

National Coalition Against Domestic violence statistics:

Violence against Native American and Alaskans:

Domestic violence and indigenous peoples:

31 Facts of Domestic Violence and Latin X:

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community: