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Madness and Civilization: Home

This LibGuide is intended to be used in conjunction with Professor Andreas Killen's class, "Madness and Civilization."


Welcome to the Madness and Civilization LibGuide, to be used in conjunction with Prof. Andreas Killen's course. This LibGuide will:

  • help you to formulate searches on catalogs and databases
  • guide you to catalogs and e-books
  • guide you to appropriate historiographical and primary source databases
  • show you how to access databases from off-campus

Philippe Pinel Releasing Lunatics from Their Chains at the Bicetre Asylum in Paris in 1793. Painting by Charles Louis Lucien Müller.

Featured Database

If you're looking for primary resources from the 19th century, try searching Nineteenth Century Collections Online below now! If you want a little more background information on primary sources and databases, go to Find Primary Sources.