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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for neurodiversity research topics.  Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.



1. "individual differences in brain functioning regarded as normal variations within the human population"

2. "the concept that differences in brain functioning within the human population are normal and that brain functioning that is not neurotypical should not be stigmatized"

3. "the inclusion in a group, organization, etc. of people with different types of brain functioning"

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Neurodiversity. In dictionary. 

Searching Tips

Searching Tips

Remember to the read any guidelines for your assignment before searching and finding sources. Make sure any articles used match the criteria set by your professor.

Consider the following:

  • Does your source need to be current?
  • Do articles need to be from a peer-reviewed journal?
  • Do you have to have certain types of sources (e.g. ebooks or articles)?
  • Is there minimum or maximum number of sources you need to use?

All these questions can usually be answered by reading your assignment guidelines. If there are specifications (e.g. the articles need to be from peer-reviewed journals) it is a good idea to select those limits when searching.

Suggested Search Words




To find more results, try combining these terms with OR, for example:

neurodiversity OR neurodiverse OR neurodivergent

Need to find fewer results (or more specific)?  Think about what aspect of this topic is of interest to you (e.g. neurodiversity in the workplace, neurodiversity in education) or with what specific groups of people (e.g. neurodiversity AND dyslexia) 

Need to find more results? Look at the search results to find additional words to use in your search. Add these new words to your search with OR to broaden your results. Search in another database to find different articles. 


Recommended Databases

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