Click on the blue headings below to explore recommended resources for research in Ethnic Studies.
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To search Albert or other catalogs for specific ethnic groups use the following for subject or keyword searches:
- Asian Americans
- Pacific Islander Americans
- South Asian Americans
- Hispanic Americans
- Indians of North America
- African Americans
- Arab Americans
To search Albert for videos type key words or a title into the search box then click on the arrow on the right and change "Entire Collection" to "Films Videos"
Ethnic studies can cross many disciplines. Anthropology and sociology can be good starting points but be sure to explore the article databases on other relevant subject guides (History, Politics etc.)
General Cross-disciplinary Scholarly Journals
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Scholarly Journal Articles in Anthropology and Sociology
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Newspaper Articles (Ethnic Press, Current Issues, Historical Accounts)
A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and...
Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent...
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American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation. (Ref 305.8 L5782c). New York : Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1997
The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010.
Encyclopedia of American Immigration. (Ref 325.73 C490). Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2001
Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies. (Ref 305.8 C268e) New York: Routledge, 2004
Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States (Ref 305.8 M660). Wesport, CT: Greenwood, 2005.
- Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
- Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia
- Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
- Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
- Minorities: Race and Ethnicity In America
- Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity
- Race Relations in the United States, 1900-1920
- Race Relations in the United States, 1920-1940
- Race Relations in the United States, 1940-1960
- Race relations in the United States, 1960-1980
- Race relations in the United States, 1980-2000
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. (2nd floor 973.04 T343) Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1980.
The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965. (Ref 325.73 W317). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 2007
The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination. (Ref 303.385 C441) Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004.
The SAGE Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination. London: SAGE, 2010
Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995. (Ref 815.08 St82) New York: Gale, 1996.
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Primary Sources (photographs, diaries, letters)
American Memory Project - From the Library of Congress. Includes collections of photographs, documents and other primary sources some related to the experience of American ethnic groups.
Calisphere - From the University of California. Fantastic site form all kinds of primary sources relating to the ethnic experience in California.
Ellis Island: The American Familily Immigration History Center - Devoted to the history of immigration in the United States. Search passenger lists or read accounts of immigrants.
Multicultural Pavilion - This site has links for conferences, photos, art, and resources for the Web related to multicultural education.
Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia. (Ref. 960.03 J870) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008.
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience. (Ref 305.896 Ap49) New York: Basic Civitas, 1999.
African American National Biography. (Ref 920.073 G223) New York: Oxford University Press, 2008
Black Women in America. (Ref 305.409 H588a) New York: Oxford University, 2005.
Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century. (Ref 925 k485) Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1996.
An Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage. (Ref. 200.973 M228) Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2002.
Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions. (Ref 200.973 G46) New York: Routledge, 2001.
Encyclopedia of Black Studies. (Ref 305.896 As13e) Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2005.
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. (Ref 810.9896 W738r) New York: Routledge, 2004.
- African American Almanac
- Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
- Encyclopedia of African American Society
- The African American Years
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore. (Ref 398.03 P884) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006.
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. (Ref 810.3 An27) New York: Oxford University, 1997.
- Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
- Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
Praeger Handbook of Black American Health: Policies and Issues Behind Disparities in Health. (Ref 362.1 L762a), Westport, CT, Praeger, 2004.
African American Archaeology, History and Cultures - Resources for the African American past, and excavations done in Africa.
African American History - Select "African Americans" from the menu. This site spans the history of African Americans from the Revolutionary War to the present. It includes such sites as Black Indians/Black West Website, and Black History on the Web, biographies of Malcolm X and other historical and civil rights leaders.
In Motion: African American Migration Experience - "Of the thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America, only the transatlantic slave trade and the domestic slave trades were coerced, the eleven others were voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment."
African American Mosaic - Full text coverage from the Library of Congress of African-American Mosaic, which is a study of Black History and Culture
African American Studies - From Howard University, a wonderful resource for students. Links for affirmative action, diaspora, civil rights, and communications, are just some of the topics indicated
Boston African Americana Project - Digitized broadsides, pamphlets, portraits and more.
Civil Rights Digital Library - "The Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative represents one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web." A remarkably rich source of documents photos and more.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Project - An excellent collection of information on Martin Luther King. From Stanford University.
NCES: Status and Trends in the Education of Blacks - from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Asian American Children : a Historical Handbook and Guide. (Ref 305.23 T613) Westport, CT : Greenwood , 2004.
Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. (Ref. 973.0495 L646) Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2010.
Asian American Playwrights : A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Ref 812.509 L740) Westport, CT : Greenwood, 2002.
Asian American Short Story Writers: an A-to-Z guide. (Ref 810.9895 H860) Westport, CT : Greenwood , 2003.
The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience. (Ref 973.0495 Od5) New York: Columbia University Press, 2002
Distinguished Asian Americans : a Biographical Dictionary. (Ref 920.073 K560) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.
Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, 2010.
Asian American Studies - From UCLA, news, publications, and other scholarly information about the Asian community.
California Japantowns - A look at the historical aspect of "Japantowns" which include stories from those who helped to build them.
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project - "Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished." Includes inteviews and histories of people encarcerated during the war.
JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives - From the University of California. Part of Calisphere. Includes many primary sources (letters, photographs) from the Japanese American Relocation during World War II.
Korean American Digital Archive - A virtual library for the Korean American community during the period of Japanese rule in Korea, 1903-65. Includes 13,000 pages of documents, plus photographs and oral histories. Searchable.
SAWNET: South Asian Women's NETwork - A forum for those interested in South Asian women's issues. Includes organizations, cinema, legal issues, news, domestic violence...an eclectic collection. Also provides statistical information.
SEEAdoc: Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience - From UC Irvine's Southeast Asian Archives, Focusing on post-1975 refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam and the communities they have developed in the United States. It contains 1,500 visual images and 4,000 pages of searchable text selected from the Archive
War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945 - Approximately 600 photographs and slides of the internment of the Japanese during World War II in California, Oregon and Washington from the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. This site can take a long time to load!
Atlas of Hispanic-American History. (Ref 305.86 Oc3) New York: Facts on File, 2001.
Dictionary of Chicano Folklore. (Ref 398.03 C279) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2000
Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History. (Ref 323.1109 R710) Houston, TX: Arte Público, 2006
Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States. (Ref 305.86 St29) Danbury, CT: Grolier Academic Reference, 2005
Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture. (Ref 305.86 C160) Westport, CT : Greenwood, 2004.
Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference. (Ref 810.986 K131h) Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2003
Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. (Ref 920.72 R859) Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 2006
Latino Athletes. (Ref 796.0922 F914) New York: Facts on File, 2007.
Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. (Ref. 305.86 L552) Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2010.
Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S. (Ref 371.97 So78) Westport CT: Praeger, 2007.
U.S. Latino Issues. (Ref 305.86 Ac93i) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003
LANIC: Hispanic/Latino. From the University of Texas. Links to a number of websites on hispanic/latino culture and society in the U.S.
Pew Hispanic Center - From USC, a nonpartisan research "think tank" specializing in US Latinos. Find the Center's research, current news articles, and links to other institution
American Indian Biographies. (Ref 970.1 M342c) Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005
American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. (Ref 299.7 C859) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005
The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996-2000
Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians. Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2004.
Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume. (Ref 970.1 P272) Denver, CO: ABC-CLIO, 1994
Encyclopedia of Native American Healing. (Ref 299.7 L995h) New York : W.W. Norton, 1998
Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. (Ref 970.1 M295) Detroit, MI: Gale, 1998.
- American Indian Food
- Encyclopedia of American Indian History
- The Praeger Handbook on Contemporary Issues in Native America
Handbook of North American Indians. (Ref 970.1 St97) Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1978-
Native American Education: A Reference Handbook. (Ref 371.97 H133) Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 2002
Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook. (Ref 970.1 T379a) Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 2005
Native American Literatures: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes. (Ref 810.9897 W617) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1999
Native Americans. (Ref 970.1 G884) Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2002
Native Americans in Sports. (Ref 796.0922 K580) Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2004
Shapers of the Great Debate on Native Americans--Land, Spirit, and Power: A Biographical Dictionary. (Ref 970.1 J599s) Westport, CT: Greenwood , 2000
Tiller's Guide to Indian Country: Economic profiles of American Indian Reservations. (Ref 970.1 T463a) Albuquerque, NM: BowArrow, 2005
Calisphere California Cultures: Native Americans - Focused on Native Californians and their history. Includes images and documents.
History: Native American - From the University of Washington Libraries. Lists primary sources for the study of Native American history.
Indigenous Law Portal - brings together free primary source law documents from the Law Library of Congress and from nearly 340 tribes in Indian country.
Indigenous World Yearbooks - Documents the situations of indigenous peoples worldwide.
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project - Provides access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents. Compiled by the University of Oklahoma Law Library and the National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund.
National Museum of the American Indian - From the Smithsonian Institution.
Native American Sites - Lisa Mitten, the Social Sciences Subject Editor for Choice Magazine, has organized some sites on Native Americans and Nations. This includes cultural information on current musicians and artists, business resource links, as well as links to specific tribes and nations. There are also electronic journals and newspapers linked to the page.
NativeWeb - This is a great site to get general information on Native Americans, plus information on what is going on in the American Indian community now. This site includes statistical sites, and is not limited to American Native peoples, but other Aboriginal cultures around the globe.
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- Writing and Composition: Custom Edition for Saint Mary's College ENGL 003 and 004 (call #808.042 Sa24 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
- Writing research papers across the curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbuch (call #808.042 H862 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
The Writing Center
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