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Ethnic Studies (General) (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

Subject Description: This subject covers: the history, contributions, social/cultural development, intellectual expressions, and present circumstances of various multicultural and ethnic groups.

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.
  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.
  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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Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

  Central Minnesota Racial Attitude Survey: Final Report
Location: REF F614.S25 C4 1995x
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  Civil Rights in the United States
This two volume set provides historical and current perspective to Civil Rights in the U.S. Highlights include major movements, key personalities, and major conceptual terminology. Brief bibliography included with each entry.
Location: REF E184.A1 C47 2000
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  Color of Words: An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Ethnic Bias in the United States
This source highlights terms that reflect ethnic or 'racial' bias, bear confusing or controversial meanings, or offend. Its aim is to examine how langaguage captures the multiethnic temper of a time. Each entry includes historic notes situating the term as close as possible to its era of origin.
Location: REF E184.A1 H466 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 Minorities in American Politics
This two volume set is organized in four parts to include: African, Asian, Hispanic and Native American contributions to American politics. Provides short 1-3 paragraph descriptions of major events and personages in American political history. In addition, each section includes three appendices with: 1) primary documents, 2) listings of organizations and contact information as well as 3)tables of U.S. House & Senate members. Includes time line and index.
Location: REF E184 .A1 E574 2000
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  Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (Print)
3 vol., A-Z encyclopedia with more than 600 entries, some quite lengthy. Articles are written by acknowledged authorities and signed. Most entries contain resources for further reading. Maps. photographs, and other visuals are included.
Location: Ref HT 1521 .E63 2008
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  Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities
The work has an A-Z format and is organized into four entry types: topics, nations, groups, and biographies. Seventy-five entries discuss basic concepts or provide background.There are nation entries, essays concerning minority groups. (Booklist)
Location: REF GN495.4 .E63 2005
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  Ethnic Relations: a cross-cultural encyclopedia
Entries providing broad coverage of topical issues and ethnic groups.
Location: REF GN480.B76 v4x
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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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  Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Primary Documents
    ancient to present
Primary documents from the history of many cultures, including Asian American. Documents include oral histories, stories, letters, autobiographies, cartoons, etc. Arranged alphabetically by group name (names are for subgroups, e.g., Japanese Americans, Indonesian Americans, etc.). 2 volumes.
Location: REF E184.A1 G15 1999
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  Guide to Multicultural Resources
    late 1990's
Directory of resources, organized by major ethnic groups (African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic American, Native American). Includes a section on general multicultural resources. Each section covers organizations, programs, services, institutions (libraries, museums), journals, etc. Contact information for each listing. Selected statistics for each group. Includes these indexes: organizational index, geographical index, subject index, publications index, executives index, video index.
Location: E184 .A1 G95X 1997-1998
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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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  Minnesota Ethnic Resources Directory
This internet edition of the Minnesota Ethnic Resources Directory contains over 700 total listings including descriptions of approximately 600 non-profit organizations providing ethnic or nationality services plus other institutional groupings. There is also information regarding citizenship and passport procedures as well as direct links to ethnic/nationality resources.
Location: An older version is available in print at: F615 .A1 M545 1995x
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  Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
Covers Islamic peoples, movements, and issues throughout the world (Diana Hacker, 2003).
Location: REF DS35.53 .O95 1995
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  Praeger Handbook on Contemporary Issues in Native America
Vol. 1 includes linguistic, ethnic, and economic revival with topics such as reviving indigenous languages, genealogy, and sports mascots. Vol 2 includes legal, cultural, and environmental revival with topics such as banishment, uranium, and Native American political humor.
Location: REF E 98 .S67 J65 2007
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  Tracing Your Ancestors in Minnesota: A Guide to the Sources
A guide to genealogical resources in Minnesota. Includes a general introduction to research and information on local, county, and state-wide records. Volume for each major area of the state subarranged by county within the area. 9 vols.
Location: REF CS16.P66
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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

  Ethnic Cultures of the World: A Statistical Reference
Detailed standard statistical data, e.g., populations, education, economics, etc., for ethnic groups worldwide.
Location: REF GN495.4 .P37 1997
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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.
  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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  Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Minnesota : Geographical Distribution Among the Counties
Location: MN DOCS HA455 .C53 2001x
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  Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is the most important source for statistics on the social, political, and economic aspects of life in the United States. This resource is published every February and covers the previous year's statistics.
Location: US Docs C 3.134/7: (Also available online and in Ready Reference)
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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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  They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups
Lengthy narrative with extensive historical statistics for each of the state's ethnic groups, from Swedes to the Hmong.
Location: REF F615 .A1 T45
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  U.S. Census Bureau
Offers access to an astounding amount of demographic, social, and economic data. The search engine allows for pinpointing relevant statistical tables and reports. The site is updated almost daily with newly released reports on such subjects as fathers as care providers, children without health care, and trade statistics. Many of the tables can be downloaded in portable document format (PDF) (Diana Hacker, 2003).
  Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
Immigration data, published annually by the Office of Immigration Statistics.

Use Research Guides and Style Manuals

    Assistance for research and writing

  Columbia Guide to Online Style
This site provides many examples for citing online resources in the bibliography of a humanities, social science or science research paper. See Preparing the Bibliographic Material once you have linked to this page.

Use Web Resources

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

  American Civil Liberties Union: Racial Justice
  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.
  Facing History and Ourselves
A non-profit organization that provides teachers with professional development through institutes and seminars. "For more than 25 years, Facing History has engaged teachers and students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry,"(From Website).
  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).
  Women of Color Web
Provides access to writings by and about women of color in the U.S., focusing specifically on issues related to feminisms, sexualities, and reproductive health and rights. Also provides links to organizations, discussion lists, and academic tools concerned specifically with women of color.

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