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Resources selected from UF Libraries collections concerning domestic violence.
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If You Need Help...

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If you or someone you know is being abused, call:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network Hotline at 352-377-8255 or 800-393-SAFE (7233)
  • UFPD's Office of Victim Services at 352-392-5648
  • The Source Program (UF College of Law) at 352-273-0805

For more information about domestic violence, visit:

Reference Sources

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Need background information on the topic of domestic violence? Try the following online reference sources. REMINDER: If you are off campus, connect to the VPN ( before clicking on these links:



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Click on each title to find it in UF Libraries on DVD or VHS.

What's Love Got to Do with It? Chronicles the career of Tina Turner from the time she met musician-songwriter Ike Turner until the launch of her solo career in the early 1980's. Anna Mae, determined not leave as her mother did when she was a child, endures the violence of her frustrated and unstable husband.

Once Were Warriors. This film tells the story of an urban Māori family and their problems with poverty, alcoholism and domestic violence, mostly brought on by family patriarch Jake.

Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes). A woman flees from her abusive husband and starts a new life of economic independence. To try and win his wife back, her husband attends anger management therapy.

Defending Our Lives. Exmines the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in the United States. Features the personal testimonies of four women imprisoned for killing their batterers.

The Burning Bed. This film is based on the true story of Francine Hughes, a battered housewife who was prosecuted in 1977 for dousing her abusive husband with gasoline and setting him on fire as he slept.


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Books from the Catalog

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Domestic Violence: Opposing Viewpoints - Tamara L. Roleff
Call Number: H1 .O66 2000 v.84
ISBN: 0737703458
Publication Date: 2000
Chapters include:
Is Domestic Violence a Serious Problem?
What Factors Contribute to Domestic Violence?
Are Legal Remedies Against Domestic Violence Just and Effective?
How Can Society Help Victims of Domestic Violence?

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Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 2nd ed. - Claire M. Renzetti, et al.
Call Number: HV6250.4.W65 S68 2011
ISBN: 1412971667
Publication Date: 2010
Offering current research and reflections on violence against women, the new edition of this vital resource provides extensive coverage of the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention.

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Surviving Domestic Violence - Paula Wilcox
Call Number: HV1444 .W55 2006
ISBN: 9781403941138
Publication Date: 2006
This book follows a group of women on their journeys through and away from abusive relationships. Using a gendered lens, seven influential social dimensions are examined: power, emotion, children, home, economic resource, informal and community support.

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A Safe Place for Women - Kelly White
Call Number: HV6626 .W484 2010
ISBN: 0897935276
Publication Date: 2011
Includes important information on the impact of domestic violence on children, the role of drugs and alcohol in abuse, violence against people with disabilities and battering in the lesbian/gay/ bisexual/transgendered communities.


Fiction Books

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The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
Call Number: PR6054.O94 W66 1997, Library West
ISBN: 0140255125
Publication Date: 1997
Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling powerless.

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Black and Blue - Anna Quindlen
Call Number: PS3567.U336 B58 1998
ISBN: 0375500510
Publication Date: 1998
A nurse escapes her abusive husband, a New York policeman, taking their son with her to Florida. She assumes a new identity and even finds romance, but there is a price, the 10-year-old boy misses his father and she lives in constant fear the father will find them, which he does. The novel analyzes why abused women wait so long to make their break.

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You Don't Know Me - David Klass
Call Number: 23h51124 (Special Collections)
ISBN: 0374387060
Publication Date: 2001
Fourteen-year-old John creates alternative realities in his mind as he tries to deal with his mother's abusive boyfriend, his crush on a beautiful, but shallow, classmate and other problems at school.


Quick Catalog Searches

Click any of the subject headings below to instantly search the library catalog for books, videos, reports, and more:

Abusive men
Abused women
Family violence
Intimate partner violence
Victims of family violence

You'll find many books about domestic violence on the First Floor of Library West with the call number HV 6626.

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