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Olivia Olivares
Kyoko Kishimoto


Diversity Issues (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

Subject Description: This subject covers: areas of diversity including gender, race and ability from a social, political, historical and educational perspective including local, national and international resources.

Find Articles, Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

    Databases, indexes, working papers and electronic journals

  Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Available in Full Text Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled Provided via ELM 
    Varies by indexed title; 1975 - present
Academic Search Premier (ASP) contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. ASP provides full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
  Alternative Press Index Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1991 to present
Index to articles published from 1991-present in over 250 alternative, radical, and liberal publications that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.
  ERIC (Education) Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1966 - present
ERIC is the primary database supporting research in all areas of education, including psychology, administration, and library science. Note: Cambridge links to fulltext for ERIC documents (ED numbers) from 1996 provided by EDRS. Cambridge also provides an easy to use form to order an article through interlibrary loan. For journal articles, only citation information is provided. The Miller Center contains a wide array of journals that are cited in ERIC.
  Ethnic NewsWatch Available in Full Text Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1991 to present
A comprehensive collection of nearly 700,000 full-text articles from 200 newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of current and historical topics. Option for searching in both English and Spanish. Tip: Click the check box to limit results to scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed.
  GenderWatch Available in Full Text Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1970s to present (Updated semi-annually)
GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. GenderWatch supports programs in business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology and contemporary culture, lesbian/gay studies, gender and women's studies and more. Tip: Click the check box to limit results to scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed.
  Minnesota Magazine Index
MNMag is an index of articles on local and statewide politics, news, current events, history and the arts that appear in nine Minnesota magazines. Produced since 1991 by the staff in the Hennepin County Public Library, MNMag now includes over 25,000 citations.
  Social Sciences Index
Index to articles published on topics in the social sciences including sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science, and law.
Location: Miller Center Reference Index Shelves
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  Social Services Abstracts Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
  Sociological Abstracts Authentication Required FindIt! Enabled 
    1963 to Present
Sociological Abstracts is the primary index to articles and conference proceedings for sociology, anthropology, social work, and related topics of study. It also provides links to full text articles from Academic Press journals where appropriate. Links to fulltext where SCSU maintains fulltext subscriptions.

Find Biographies and Quotations

    Biographical dictionaries, speeches and quotes

  Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered By African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995
Alphabetically organized with cross-indexing by ethnic group, this reference source provides full reproduction of notable speeches. In the case of speeches that were not written, they are produced in the vernacular along with a standard American English translation. Each entry includes a substantial biographical portrait of the individual in question and includes a bibliography.
Location: REF E184.A1 V64 1996x
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Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

  ABC-CLIO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement
Brief entries arranged alphabetically for a broad range of disaiblity topics, including court cases and biographies. Many entries include bibliographies.
Location: REF HV1553 .P42 1997
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  American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation
Moderate to lengthy essays on immigration, socio-cultural, and political aspects for every racial, national, and ethnic group in the United States. Each essay includes a brief bibliography.
Location: REF E184 .A1 A63448 1997
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  Dictionary of Multicultural Education
Alphabetical list of terms and concepts commonly used in multicultural education.
Location: REF LC1099 .D53 1997
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  Encyclopedia of American Social History
Use index volume and table of contents to locate scholarly encyclopedia articles on a variety of social history topics. Includes references. 3 volumes.
Location: REF HN57 .E58
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  Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education
Includes entries on variety of topics related to multicultural education in the United States. Bibliography included.
Location: REF LC1099.3 .M58 1999
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  Encyclopedia of Social Issues
Brief articles on a wide variety of social issues. Most entries include recommended readings. Illustrated. 8 volumes.
Location: REF HN57 .E59
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  Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
4 vols. Medium to lengthy entries for American ethnic groups. Organized by ethnic groups. Each entry includes information on history, geography, immigration, culture, religion, family structures, and more. Bibliographies are included with each entry.
Location: REF E184.A1 G15
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  Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education
Short entries on issues related to multicultural education.
Location: REF LC1099.3 H35 2004
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  Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups
Exhaustive and scholarly coverage of every ethnic group in the United States. Each lengthy article generally includes historical background, immigration, settlements, social and economic life, religious institutions, politics, etc. Each article is signed and includes a bibliography. Published in 1980, this encyclopedia remains a core resource.
Location: E184 .A1 H35
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  Our Family, Our Friends, Our World
An annotated guide to significant multicultural books for children and teenagers.
Location: Z1037 .M654 1992
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  Using Children's Literature to Learn about Disabilities and Illness
Annotated bibliography of children's books depicting persons with disabilities or chronic illness. Special collection in Juvenile Collection, 3rd West in Miller Center donated by Joan Blaska. Search catalog for Blaska collection by typing Blaska as a keyword search.
Location: REF Z1037 .A1 B58225 2003
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Find Laws, Legislation, and Government Reports

    Publications of government agencies and legislatures

Provides demographic data pertaining to housing, business, income, geogrpahic and climate indicators, women and minority-own business, crime rates, educational attainment and poverty. Data comes directly from the US census and is neatly compiled into very usable format that can be viewed from the national, state, county, city or township level.

Find Maps and Atlases

    Geographical, thematic and historical atlases and maps

  Atlas of American Diversity
    late 20th century
A beautiful statistical mapping of the diverse population of the United States. Broken down to ethnic groups (e.g., "Hispanic Americans") and sub-groups (e.g., "Welsh Americans"). Extensive essays on each major group, including items such as educational attainment, population growth projections, voter turnout, and income. Distribution of sub-groups is displayed in 2-tone maps of the U.S. mostly for 1980 and 1990, but with some historical information going back to 1950 or even 1900. Graphs (e.g., for occupation, employment). Includes comparison graphs and tables. Recommended readings, and an index
Location: REF E184.A1 S575 1998
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Find Statistics

    Statistical information, public opinion and data sets

  Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Provides statistical summaries for the most important demographic characteristics of Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, and "Hispanics." Most data is derived from U.S. Census information.
Location: REF E184 .A1 R78 2002
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  Statistical Handbook on Racial Groups in the United States
Statistical tables and graphs, largely derived from U.S. government sources, primarily for U.S. Census racial categories ("Black, Asian, Hispanic, and White").
Location: REF E184 .A1 H417 2000
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  Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
Immigration data, published annually by the Office of Immigration Statistics.

Use Web Resources

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

  Crosspoint Anti Racism
An international, searchable collection of briefly annotated links covering such topics as indigenous peoples, Jewish resources/Shoah, human rights/refugees, Roma and Sinti peoples, disability resources, gays & lesbians, and women's rights. Can be browsed by country or by topic.
  Diversity & Ethnic Studies: Recommended Websites & Research Guides
Provides links to African American, American Indian, Asian American, and U.S. Latino resources, along with links to resources on often-overlooked minorities such as lesbians, bisexuals, and gays. There's also a brief list of multicultural resources, meaning those that deal with more than one ethnic minority or cultural group.
  Diversity Bibliography
    1990 to present
A Web directory to online resources on diversity, including many fulltext; includes Web-based bibliographies of printed articles and books.
  Diversity Web Sources in Higher Education
This article identifies Web sources with emphasis on sites that include institutional vision on diversity issues, recruitment of minority faculty, library organizations working to achieve diversity, and related issues. These web sources are starting points for exploring diversity in higher education and looking at the rich cultural heritage of various groups.
  GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials
    1998 to present
Provides access to "thousands of educational resources [instructional materials, curriculums, etc.] found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites." Search by subject, keyword, or grade level.
  Historical Text Archive
Offers more than 3,000 links to materials by country and region (with the United States receiving the strongest coverage) and by topic such as Native American, African American, movie history, and genealogy. Resources include both primary and secondary sources (Diana Hacker, 2003).
  World Wide Web Virtual Library: Indigenous Studies Online
List of links to web sites concerning the world's indigenous populations, both in general and in regard to specific ethnic groups and geographic areas. This site is supported by Center For World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) and the Chief George Manuel Library.

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