TIP: For even more sources always look at the Works Cited page of a great book or article you found. This is an easy way to find books and articles on your topic.
Try these search terms when seeking information about Mad Studies.
Mad identity/pride/community etc……
Trauma / Trauma informed
Service user (common term in the UK)
Critical mental health
Use Keywords to Search Ryerson Library's Catalogue for Books and eBooks.
If your book has a call number (on the book’s spine) with the following, take note:
Books in this section are for the medical and clinical interpretation of psychiatry. The books could be written from the medical perspective for a practitioner.
This is an excellent section for looking at for the medical model of madness
BUT there is more and more books in this section that are written from the Mad perspective. Since Mad activism and scholarship is a growing field - the RC call number section is no longer just a “medical” model.
Therefore, You’ll have to look at all sources in this area with a critical view and analyze which perspective the book is written in.
Books in this section are written through the social lens of Disability (or at least the are supposed to be). Again, you’ll have to look at all sources in this area with a critical view and analyze which perspective the book is written in.