The UCR Library collects resources in ethnic studies and related disciplines including African-American studies, Asian American studies, Chicano/Latino studies, and Native American and Indigenous studies, supporting both coursework and research conducted by our students and faculty. We offer subject-specific and general research educational services at the library and provide access to information from the UC Libraries System and beyond.

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information to a topic in ethnic studies.  Search by topic keywords in the UCR catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog

Scholarly articles are carefully evaluated (peer-reviewed) by subject experts to provide reliable and credible information. For such resources in English, try Academic Search Complete and JSTOR.


Many ethnic studies journals are purchased for the entire UC Libraries system and can be browsed in in the UC Journal Finder. Good resources to start with are Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies and Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education.

Specialized Resources

Abstracts such as Historical Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts are useful for finding resources for research, providing bibliographic records from thousands of academic journals, magazines and books & monographs.

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