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Domestic Violence Awareness Month eBook List: Home


During October we work to bring awareness to the serious issue of domestic and intimate partner violence that harms many regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, education, or economic situation. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, more than a third of women have experienced  rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. In the United States an average of three women every day are killed by current or past partners. Supporting actions taken toward eliminating domestic and intimate partner violence is critical. This list of eBook titles on domestic violence can be found in the digital collection of the Jennie King Mellon Library and are free to access and read for those in the Chatham community. For many of us, action begins with awareness and education. Check out an eBook today. Scroll to the bottom of this guide for suggested key terms to use while searching for more information on domestic violence. For information on how to take action against domestic violence nationally, visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s action webpage:

Key Terms

More books and articles can be found using the JKM Library's Discovery search tool on our home page. You can use the following key terms or a combination of them to help craft searches that will return more information on domestic violence:

  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • domestic abuse
  • domestic violence AND LGBTQ
  • domestic violence AND prevention
  • men AND domestic violence
  • children AND domestic violence
  • public health AND domestic violence
  • domestic violence AND legislation
  • domestic violence AND rehabilitation
  • family violence
  • marital violence
  • child abuse
  • spouse abuse
  • sexual abuse

You can limit your search results to just eBooks by selecting the "ebook" option in the Source Types limiter to the left of the search results. If you have any questions about searching for materials in Discovery or a subject-based database, ask a librarian! 

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