Research Guide: Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies-Related Databases
- Two bibliographic databases covering Africa- one general and one concerning women. (more info)
- African American Newspapers (1827-1998)
- Full text for approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. (more info)
- Bibliography of Asian Studies
- References western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971. (more info)
- Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
- The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. (more info)
- HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index
- Contains bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, and original literary works in social science and humanities journals. (more info)
- PAIS International
- Indexes articles on a wide range of public policy topics, national and international. (more info)
- SocINDEX with full text
- Sociology and anthropology research database with over 2000 journals. (more info)
- Sociological Abstracts
- One of the most important indexes to the literature of sociology, cultural anthropology and related disciplines. Indexes 1800+ journals and other literature. (more info)
Ethnic Studies Web Resources
- African Studies Internet Resources
- An on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the global Internet, created under the purview of the African Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. The definitive site for both Africanists and people interested in Africa and related topics.
- American Studies Web
- At Georgetown University, "the largest bibliography of web-based resources in the field of American Studies." Look for sections on "Diaspora, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism" and "Race, Ethnicity, and Identity" among others.
- Research Guides to Populations of Color and Ethnic Studies
- "Some of the best Research Guides available from university libraries today" compiled by librarians at Michigan State University. Links for library pages for Stanford and other Universities. Research guides on African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latinos, Native Americans and general Ethnic Studies.
- The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
- Trinity University (San Antonio) Sociology professor Michael Kearl's Web site on race, ethnicity, stereotypes, and intermarriage, with links to additional sites on race, affirmative action, African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and native Americans.
- The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Indigenous Studies.
- Large collection of links to sites by and about indigenous nations. Maintained by the Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS), Australia National University's Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library, and the Circumpolar WWW Virtual Library.
- Academic Search Complete
- Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, scholarly, and multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. (more info)
- Use the advanced search function to search within the folklore discipline. (more info)
- Left Index
- Leads to articles in left-leaning periodicals about politics, economics, and society. (more info)
- LexisNexis Academic
- Full text of national, regional, and international newspapers, business, and legal sources and more. (more info)
- Project Muse
- A unique collaboration between libraries and the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 titles from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Browse by discipline and select folklore under social sciences (more info)
- Pew Global Attitudes Project
- Reports on cross-cultural public opinion surveys and public data sets. Since its inception in 2001, the project has conducted 44 surveys. Survey reports from 2001-2006 are free and are easy to download. The 17 survey reports focus on U.S. image abroad, but include other topics related to globalization including computer use, democratic values, satisfaction with life, and religiosity. Original datasets (2001-2005) contain interviews of more than 100,000 people in 50 countries. Datasets and codebooks are available in SPSS format (with a .sav extension). If you do not have SPSS software, you can use it on any L&C Lab machine. Download data to the Desktop for easier access, then open .sav files in SPSS. (more info)
- Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical)
- Includes statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, and other sources. (more info)
- U.S. Census Bureau
- "One of the most user-friendly, high quality, and comprehensive web site maintained by any government agency," according to CHOICE. Primary data collected by the Census Bureau with private and commercial analysis of that data. Includes Statistical Abstract in its entirety going back to 1878 and the Historical Statistics of the U.S. 1790-1970. (more info)
- U.S. Census Bureau Minority Links
- "Quick and easy links to the latest data on racial and ethnic populations in the United States."
L&C Ethnic Studies Department Sites
- College of Arts & Sciences, Lewis & Clark College, Department of Ethnic Studies
- Official site of the Ethnic Studies Department at L&C.