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JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, area studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, sociology, statistics [also covers humanities]

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 - 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

SpringerLink Journals - includes 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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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 

Asian Americans 

Hispanic Americans 

Intercultural communication


Mexican Americans 

Minorities in motion pictures


Native Americans/American Indians 


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Books at other libraries

CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Also consider:
MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region
Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California
WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

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

Reference books

Encyclopedias about African Americans

Encyclopedias about Asian Americans

Encyclopedias about Latin Americans

Encyclopedias about Native Americans

Encyclopedias about ethnic or race relations

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

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

Pacific Citizen online news for the Asian American community

African Americans

Black Press USA news from African-American journalists and Black community publications
The King Center the official Martin Luther King Jr. historical site; includes links to the King Papers Project, an extensive bibliography, and photographs

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

Latinos / Hispanics

Hispanic Population of the United States includes census data, current population surveys, estimates and projections by the U.S. Census Bureau

HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies searchable bibliography of citations to scholarly publications about Latin America from the Library of Congress

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center search or browse extensive collection of links to content about Latin America; provided by the University of Texas at Austin

Latinos in Twentieth Century California: National Register of Historic Places Context Statement published by CA State Parks Office of Historic Preservation, gives an overview of Latino nation building, religious and artistic life, economic contributions, and struggles for equality

LULAC official site of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States

Pew Hispanic Center research studies, statistics, and public opinion polls on the U.S. Hispanic population

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 from this Smithsonian museum

Tribal Directory contact information and websites for federally recognized tribes from the U.S. Department of the Interior

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