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You may need to find statistics and other reference data for your work in the Ethnic Studies program. Reference materials can help you find a paper topic, can help you generate keywords for your search, and helps to definite technical or unknown terms.
On this page, you will find:
A listing of reference sources that pertain to Ethnic Studies that are held in Joyner Library
How to use Credo Reference to help develop your research topic
Using Credo Reference to Start your Research
Credo Reference is a database that Joyner Library has access to that will be of great use to you as your start your research. The database includes many reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more. Two other things that will be helpful in coming up with keywords and ideas for your research are their mind maps (pictured below) and their pro/con research tools, which shows both sides of current issues.
To use Credo Reference to develop your topic, you may want to try:
Read short encyclopedia entries on topics related to your field of study (search: ethnic studies, abolition, indigenous peoples, etc.)
Search in the mind maps for keywords and related terms that might help you