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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 Amazon.com, iTunes, and the Internet Movie Database. A library database contains newspapers, magazines, scholarly journal articles, trade journals, and sometimes book chapters.
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!
It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000.
SocINDEX with Full TextAn extensive index of bibliographic information for sociology research. Provides records from leading sociology journals. Topics include: gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion and social work.
PAIS IndexSupports multiple Research Clusters. Contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. Publications from more than 120 countries and in a variety of languages are included. Content spans: 1972 - Current
Hispanic American Periodical Index (HAPI) OnlineProvides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean. Coverage includes everything from political, economic, social issues, and the arts and humanities. Content spans: Late 1960s - Current.
Handbook of Latin American StudiesAn annotated bibliography on Latin America. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Years of Coverage: 1936 - present.
JSTORSupports multiple Research Clusters. An extensive archive of American and international scholarly journals and books in the humanities, sciences, philosophy, and social sciences. Provides downloadable PDFs. Content spans 1800 – 2 years ago.
Here are some recommended journals for the Ethnic Studies field.