Ethnic Studies

This guide contains recommended resources for doing research in Ethnic Studies.


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Asian American Studies

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UCLA Asian American Studies Center

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"For over forty years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been at the forefront of educating the American public about the intellectual, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. Leading experts from across the country judged the Center recently and concluded: "The Asian American Studies Center at UCLA is indisputably the leading Asian American Studies center in the country and an exemplary ethnic studies center of any kind, the gold standard against which all the rest are measured." The Center, through its mission to "educate through innovation," is recognized as the premier site of scholarship and publications, research and archives, and programs around public policy and leadership."

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UCLA Asian American Studies Center

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546
P. 310.825.2974
F. 310.206.9844

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Asian American Studies Databases

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)  Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), is a western-language resource for research on East, Southeast, and South Asia.  Database covers humanities and the social sciences subjects.

EBSCOhost Databases (Asian Americans)  A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching, Select -- Academic Search Complete;  America: History & Life; Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS); eBook Subscription Diversity & Ethnic Studies; Ethnic Diversity Source; Political Science Complete (PSC); Public Affairs Index (PAI); Race Relations Abstracts; and Sociological Collection.

Ethnic NewsWatch  The Ethnic NewsWatch resource contains newspapers published by and for United States cultural, ethnic, and racial minority groups. This database provides ethnic perspectives on topics of national interest that may vary from mainstream mass media interpretations.

Historical Newspapers  Provides researchers in history, politics, economics, business, and the arts access to primary and secondary sources: Palmer's Index to the Times, 1790 to 1905; The Official Index to the Times, 1906 to 1980; The Historical Index to the New York Times 1851 to September 1922: and Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870.

Opposing Viewpoints  Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U•X•L titles. This database provides access to primary source articles, reference material, newspapers, statistics, and images covering current political and social issues.

Oxford Bibliographies  This bibliographic driven database provides access to annotated research guides in African Studies, Childhood Studies, Latino Studies, Music, Public Health and other humanities/social science research areas.

Pop Culture Universe  Database is a diverse interdisciplinary resource covering; arts and visual culture, business and advertising, ethnic and group culture, fashion, and appearance, film, food and drink, literature, music, politics, recreation and leisure, religion and spirituality, sports, television and radio, and technology and media.

Readers’ Guide Retrospective  Database is the best resource for finding popular magazine articles on a variety of subjects. Provides coverage of United States cultural and historical events, 1890-1982. 

Web of Science Core Collection Core collection contains records of articles from global research journals including open access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs. Core Collection includes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Book Citation Index (BKCI), and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI).


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