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LLEA 13186 - China’s Culture of Censorship


This guide assists Professor Michel Hockx's students in writing their final paper for China’s Culture of Censorship during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Off-campus access to electronic resources

During the Covid-19 lockdown, the Hesburgh Libraries won't be able to provide print materials, but ND users should be able to access the electronic resources that the Libraries subscribe to. If you access these resources through the library website, you will be prompted to log in with your netID and password.

There are also electronic books that have become temporarily available to ND users through the HathiTrust Library, and to the general public through the of the National Emergency Library of the Internet Archive. See Articles & Books below.

Getting Started

Use the following reference sources to look up definitions of censorship, and background information related to your topic(s) of interest.



Cases of Censorship

Search for censorship cases in the following sources.

Articles & Books

Search for scholarly articles and books about your topic(s).

Electronic books that are temporarily available

  • HathiTrust Library Click “LOG IN” (yellow button on the right upper corner), and select the University of Notre Dame on the dropdown menu. Once logged in, you will see a “Temporary Access” link for books available for ND users. Click the link, then, click the “Check Out” button.

For most books, access is limited to one user at a time. When you are not using the book, please click "Return Early" so that the book can be checked out by another ND user.

A collection of books that the Internet Archive has made available for emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Anyone can create an account to borrow books for 14 days.

Citing Sources