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Banned Books   Tags: banned books, books, english_101  

Students in English 101 courses will find this guide helpful in researching banned books.
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide is designed to help students find and use library resources relating to books that have banned or censored.  Whether you're looking for quick answers to your questions or in-depth explanations, we have the print and online resources for you. 

Explore the tabs in this LibGuide to discover the tools available to you: research a Book, Author, Conetext and Criticism; online sources to answer research questions; finding information on book banning/challenges, and websites.


Off-Campus Access

Good news! you can use online library resources from Home. 

Click on the database title and all you need is your MyHancock login and password to get started.  You can also access the databases from the library web pages.



Welcome to Banned Books Research at the Library!


The American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read every year during Banned Books Week.

2016 Banned Books Week will take place
during September 25 - October 1.


Bill Moyers on Banned Books (2012)

Bill Moyers, noted journalist, voices his objections on book banning in this video aired on September 24, 2012 on his public television program "Moyers & company."

Source:  "The Bane of Banned Books." Bill Moyers. Moyers & company. 2012. Web. April 1, 2013. <>


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