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Voter Restoration

This guide supplements the Center for Civic Engagement's Voter Restoration information by providing, and instructing users on how to find resources available from Milner Library

Finding Materials

The library's collection is always evolving. Below are a few strategies to find the resources you need. Looking for a specific resource type? Select a subpage using the left navigation bar to go directly to that information. In this section, you'll learn how to:

  • Browse the shelves
  • Use the virtual browse
  • Search subject headings
  • Identify databases to search
  • Use the journal search tool

Browse the Shelves

Looking for books or DVDs? Come visit us and check out the areas below!

Floor Call Number Range Subjects
Floor 2 Use call number ranges below DVDs
Floor 3 E740-E837.7 Twentieth Century History
Floor 3 E838-E889 Later Twentieth Century History (1961 -)
Floor 3 E895-E912 Twenty-first Century History
Floor 4 HQ1101- HQ2030.7 Feminism and Feminist Movements
Floor 4 JF799-JF1177 Political rights and Political Participation
Floor 4 JK1846-JK1929 Suffrage
Floor 4 K3290-K3304 Election Law
Floor 4 K7120-K7148
Status, Capacity and Disability Law
Floor 4 See Government Documents Librarian for Assistance Gov Docs


Virtual Browse

You  can virtually browse the shelves in the library catalog. Locate a title of interest by searching a title, keyword, or subject. Scroll down in the catalog record, and you'll see a virtual browse of other materials on the shelf!

Image of Milner Catalog's Virtual Browse feature.


Subject Headings

To find all types of resources -- both physical and online-- try searching certain subjects. Subject headings are standardized vocabulary that are added to records to help you find what you need.

Please note that subject headings may include terminology that is now outdated and does not reflect the views of Milner Library.

To search for a subject, enter your search terms and then choose to search for items with those terms "in subject" by changing the dropdown menu below the search box. Depending on your terms, you may choose to search for items "with the exact phrase" (so in the example below, search results must have the exact term "black suffragist -- history" listed as a subject) or for items "that contain my query words" in the subject (for example, searching "suffragist" would return "suffrage," and many additional subjects). To expand your search, consider changing the Library Catalog dropdown (in the image below) to I-Share Libraries.

Image of Milner catalog search using example subject heading "Black Suffragist  history"


Unsure which subject headings to search? If you find a title that interests you, scroll down to "Details" to follow the subject headings in that record to continue your browsing:

image of subject list on Milner catalog record


Databases & Articles

The following databases are a great starting point to find resources related to issues surrounding voter restoration, including a variety of interdisciplinary and multi-subject databases:

Journal Search

To search for journals directly, navigate to the "Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Search" in the library catalog navigation bar at the top of the screen. This keyword search will search the entire record (including the title and subjects) to find journals that may fit your needs:

Image of Milner's journal search page.

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