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Ethnic Studies: Find Books

Finding Books

Books represent a large amount of the material housed in Joyner Library and online. Books can be found in the catalog.

On this page, you will find:

  • A tutorial teaching you how to search in the catalog
  • A search box to look for books in the catalog
  • Tips and tricks for searching the catalog (left column)

Search the Library Catalog

The library catalog is where you can search for books, videos, DVD's, etc.



Searching for Books?

You may search the library catalog for items housed in Joyner Library in the box above.  To do the following searches and for more options, you may want to visit the ECU Libraries' Library Catalog. You may search by word or phrase, author, title, or subject.

Conduct a subject search in the library catalog for those subject headings which are appropriate for your class by selecting the "begins with..." search type and choosing "subject" from the drop menu.  For example:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Ethnohistory

Also, try words or phrase search such as:

  • ethnic studies AND asian

Most books on Ethnic Studies can be found in the GN section, around GN 300. Here are some books that may be helpful:

  • New routes for diaspora studies by Sukanya Banerjee, GN370 .N48 2012 Joyner Stacks
  • Ethnicities and nations: processes of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific by Remo Guidieri, GN378 .E84 1988 Joyner Stacks

And much, much more!

Constructing Searches


If you are a distance education student, you have options. You can search the Classic Catalog only for e-books OR you can still get physical books. The Interlibrary Loan department will deliver these to you free of charge!