SOC379b: Global Ethnic Relations

people-around-globe  Welcome to the Library’s resource page for Global Ethnic Relations! Here you can identify and access many resources and tools for your research, including databases, web sites, and reference resources

Key Research Databases | Relevant Reference Works | Top Internet Sites    

Databases for Scholarly Research

Databases for Research in Ethnic Relations and Issues

Find Articles on Global Issues:  Find Articles on Ethnic American Issues:  
CIAO  America: History and Life 
Historical Abstracts (coverage: all but US and Canada  Race Relations Abstracts 
International Political Abstracts  SocIndex 
Race Relations Abstracts   

Additional Databases for Ethnic Relations Research 
Academic Search Complete  Humanities International Complete 
 Directory of Open Access Journals  Social Sciences Citation Index 

Reference Works

Reference works may be intended for a general audience or for a scholarly audience within a specific discipline. It is recommended that you read the preface or introduction to a work to help determine what kind of information, as well as the authority and knowledge of the contributing authors, you can expect to find. (more info...) 

E-Reference Works (full text online)

A. Almanacs

B. Encyclopedias and Handbooks on Race and Ethnicity

C. Encyclopedias on Specific Ethnicities 

D. Encyclopedias and Handbooks on Global Society and Human Rights

Reference Collection (in the Library)

A. Atlases of Data, Maps, Information

B. Encyclopedias

C. Encyclopedias on Specific Countries and Ethnic Groups

Search in the ODU Library Catalog for these encyclopedias, focusing on a country or ethnic group.

Or browse in ODU Library’s Reference Collection in the 940s, 950s, 960s, and 970s.

Need help searching? Review the tips from the library course pages for the freshman core curriculum seminar. 

Internet Sites for Additional Information

Visit the web sites listed below for additional information, reviews, policies, and data.

U.S. Federal Sites

Ethnicity and/or Conflict in Specific Countries or Regions

Demographics and Statistics

Additional Sites

Library Course Page Outcomes
According to one of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL), information literate students are able to access needed information effectively and efficiently and retrieve information online or in person using a variety of methods (2.3.).

This course page was created to help meet the following desired outcomes of that standard, wherein the information literate student:

Uses various search systems to retrieve information in a variety of formats
Uses various classification schemes and other systems to locate information resources within the library or to identify specific sites for physical exploration
Uses specialized online or in-person services available at the institution to retrieve information needed

Page last modified: 16 February 2015 |  ODU Library Reference Services. Readings, documents, and links above determined by faculty request.

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