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Research Guide: Ethnic Studies

  • 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.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Databases

    Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a comprehensive, scholarly, and multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 12,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,700 peer-reviewed journals. (more info)
    Use the advanced search function to search within a specific 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)
  • Statistics Sources

    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."
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