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Ethnic Studies: Find Articles

Finding Articles

Much of your research for your paper will come from scholarly journals located in databases

On this page, you will find:

  • Links to important databases for the field of Ethnic Studies
  • A list of recommended journals for your field (right column)
  • Links to helpful services offered by the library

Locating Journal Articles

You can find an article by searching in a database.  A database is a searchable collection of information.  Examples of everyday databases include, iTunes, and the Internet Movie Database.  A library database contains newspapers, magazines, scholarly journal articles, trade journals, and sometimes book chapters.

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All databases are different, yet they share some commonalities:

  • You can search for peer reviewed, or scholarly, articles by keyword.
  • You can find full text articles, either attached to the record, or by pressing the Find It! Button
  • You can limit by date.
  • Many of them allow you to email and cite sources using the database options.

We have linked some databases you may need for research in Ethnic Studies to the right. There are many listed here because the study of Ethnic Studies is multidisciplinary and crosses many different fields. For help, Ask a Librarian!

Ethnic Studies Databases

The following are direct links to all of the subscription databases for ECU Libraries on the subject of Ethnic Studies.

Other Databases for Ethnic Studies

Click on the i button to read more about the database.

Recommended Journals

Here are some recommended journals for the Ethnic Studies field.


InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery services to request articles, books, media, and more from other libraries when ECU libraries do not have what you need.





E-Journal/E-Book Portal

Search Joyner Library's collection of online materials.