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Ethnic and Cultural Studies

This guide contains library resources on Ethnic and Cultural Studies as well as links to internal and external sources on the topic including additional sources in Spanish.

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Jennifer Stevenson edited and updated this guide Fall 2022.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Library’s Reference Collection includes subject-focused encyclopedias. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

The Reference Collection also includes a variety of other sources where you can find definitions, maps, statistics, and a multitude of facts.

Why not use Wikipedia? Since Wikipedia is an open-source resource, anyone (perhaps a subject expert, a non-expert, or even someone playing a prank) can create or edit a Wikipedia article. On the other hand, reference books go through an editing and often a fact-checking process, which lends a level of trustworthiness to the information provided.  

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information for Ethnic and Cultural Studies topics.

Recommended Subject-Focused Reference Resources

Culture, Class, and Race

Electronic Resource 2020

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Main Collection

National Geographic Almanac of Geography

Reference Collection -2nd floor

Ritual Soundings

Electronic Resource 2019

Sanctuary Cities and Urban Struggles

Electronic Resource 2019

The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

Electronic Resource 2020

Text Sets

Electronic Resource 2018

The New Latino Studies Reader

Electronic Resource 2016

Recommended Online Reference Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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