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Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection. Use the links below for quick lists of books and videos on:

African Americans (also search under persons, places, and events)
Asian Americans (also search under persons, places, events, and specific groups)
Hispanic Americans (also search under persons, places, events, and specific groups)
Intercultural communication

Mexican Americans (also search under persons, places and events)
Minorities in motion pictures
Native Americans/American Indians (also search under persons, places, events, and specific tribes)

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Books at other libraries

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WorldCat over 1 billion books, videos, maps, etc.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.

Reference books

Africana: Encyclopedia of the African & African American Experience.

American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation.

Asian American Encyclopedia.

Civil Rights in the United States.

Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints and Voices. (Ebook)

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 from the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass. (Ebook)

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present. (Ebook)

Encyclopedia of Japanese American History.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. (Ebook)

Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture.

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics.

Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Primary Documents.

Handbook of North American Indians.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. .

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures.

Racial and Ethnic Relations in America.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life. (Ebook)

Search article databases

JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, area studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, sociology, statistics [also covers humanities]
Chicano Database - art, language, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, history, literature, politics, and law
Latino Literature - fiction, poetry, and plays
PsycINFO - psychology
Sage Journals - social sciences [also covers business, humanities, sciences]
Science Direct (Elsevier) peer-reviewed journals in science and social science
Social Sciences Abstracts - (formerly Social Sciences Index) anthropology, area studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, economics, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, social work, sociology
Social Services Abstracts - social work
Sociological Abstracts - sociology
Wiley Interscience - peer-reviewed journals in life, physical, and social sciences

Video database:
Ethnographic Video Online - a comprehensive visual resource for the study of human culture and behavior; includes documentaries and field recordings

Others to consider:

America: History & Life - U.S. and Canadian history
Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas
Historical Abstracts - world history

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See also

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Locate articles

Once you have located citations to journal articles, follow the Find Text button to determine whether the text of an article is available in the Library or through its subscription databases. You may also consult the CSUMB Journals List for a list of journals available at CSUMB in the library or online.

Browse selected electronic journals

African American Review
American Indian Quarterly
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies
Bilingual Review
Black History Bulletin
Black Scholar
Cross-Cultural Research
Ethnic Studies Review
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Journal of African American History
Journal of African American Studies
Journal of American Ethnic History
Journal of Asian American Studies
Journal of Black Studies
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Journal of Latinos and Education
Latino Studies
Race and Class

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on:

Asian Americans

Asian American Labor Force labor statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor
Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote national organization promoting civic participation "the voice of Asian America"; includes categories: Feature, National, Bay Area, Business, Sports, Arts and Entertainment, and Opinion
Asia Society
includes categories: Arts, Education, Business, Policy, Countries, Lifestyle
Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders White House initiatives to address issues concerning this population
Japanese American Citizens Leauge civil rights organziation
Media Action Network for Asian Americans organziation advocating for fair media portrayal of Asian Americans
Pacific Citizen online news for the Asian American community

African Americans

Black Press USA news from African-American journalists and Black community publications; provided by the Black Press Institute
The King Center the official Martin Luther King Jr. historical site; includes links to the King Papers Project, an extensive bibliography, and photographs; provided by the MLK Center for Nonviolent Social Change
NAACP official site of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization
National Museum of African American History and Culture website of the museum to be completed in 2015 on the National Mall in Washington DC; provided by the Smithsonian
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent; provided by the Schomburg Center and the New York Public Library

Latinos / Hispanics

Poder business magazine providing information on the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America
Hispanic Population of the United States includes: Census data, Current Population Surveys, Estimates and Projections, and Statistical Briefs; provided by the U.S. Census Bureau
HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies search extensive bibliography of citations to scholarly publications about Latin America; provided by the Library of Congress
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center search or browse extensive collection of links about Latin America; provided by the University of Texas at Austin
LULAC official site of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States; provided by LULAC
Pew Hispanic Center research studies, statistics, and public opinion polls on the U.S. Hispanic population; provided by the Pew Research Center
United Farm Workers official site of the labor union, founded by Cesar Chavez

American Indians / Native Americans

American Indian and Alaska Native Resources data and links provided by the U.S. Census Bureau
Bureau of Indian Affairs official site of the U.S. bureau responsible for the administration of federal programs for federally recognized tribes
Indian Country Today source for American Indian news; provided by the National Indian Law Library
National Congress of American Indians resources, policy, and news
National Indian Health Board news and information on health issues
National Museum of the American Indian current exhibits; provided by the Smithsonian Institution
National Tribal Environmental Council organization working to protect tribal environments
Tribal Directory contact information and websites for federally recognized tribes; provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior

Library Pages on Cultural Studies Topics

Native American Heritage Month 2013

American Indian Heritage Month 2012: Music and Oral History

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2013

Chican@/Latin@ Heritage Month 2013

Black History Month 2013: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington

Hispanic Heritage Month 2012: Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban


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