Welcome to the interdisciplinary research guide for Ethnic Studies!
In this guide you will find links to resources pertinent to the disciplines historically encompassed by African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Raza Studies, Chicano Studies and Native American Studies.
Please use the tabs above to navigate among the resources.
Ethnic Studies is variously defined but Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, provides the following concise, if provisional, definition:
"Ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of racialized peoples in the United States and elsewhere."
In higher education what constitutes Ethnic Studies varies from institution to institution but the designation has traditionally included African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Raza Studies, Chicano Studies and Native American Studies.
Pssst! Did you know that in the General Reference Collection on the second floor of Daley Library, just east of the Reference Desk, there is a section of (non-circulating) Ethnic Studies reference materials?
The call number range for these materials is roughly from E184 A1 E574 2000 to E185.96 .W522 and the resources include the Encyclopedia of race and racism and The Asian-American almanac: a reference work on Asians in the United States. Great for background information on a topic you are researching and for recommendations for further reading.
Be sure to explore these helpful materials and don't hesitate to consult with the librarians, just nearby, if you have any questions!