Skip to main content

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Pornography.

Background Information

Pornography is defined in the New Oxford American Dictionary as "printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings." Use the following sources to learn more about pornography and the political, legal, social, and religious issues surrounding it.