This guide highlights library resources for understanding and exploring the subject of racial inequality from a multidisciplinary perspective. The materials on this guide are available through the Libraries' digital and physical collections or freely available on the open web.
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Click on any of these journal titles and then follow links to view their articles in a database.
U of M Libraries organizes materials on the shelf using the Library of Congress Classification.
Below are a sample of call number ranges that you can use to browse the shelves in McWherter Library for books on general topics.
E 184.5 - 185.98 African Americans (since Emancipation, biography, genealogy)
GN 269 - 279 Anthropology>>Race (General)
HN 1 - 995 Social history and conditions, social problems, social reform
HQ 1101 - 2030.7 Women, Feminism
HT 1501 - 1595 Races (including race as a social group and race relations in general)
Click the subject headings and keyword-phrases below to find books at McWherter Library.
Some of these DVDs are new acquisitions and are "being processed." This means you won't find them on the shelf yet. Send me an email if you need the DVD right away, and I can help get it to you in 1-2 business days.
To find more DVDs, use the advanced search screen in the library catalog. Enter a keyword and limit "material type" to DVD or to e-video.
A Class Divided (streaming)
Birth Struggle of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (streaming)
Selected government research reports and congressional hearings about race and racial inequality are below.
To find more, use the advanced search screen of the library catalog. Enter a keyword then limit "Location" to McWherter Government Publications Department.
Encyclopedias are excellent sources to consult as you develop a research question.
Look up terms to find succinct explanations and definitions, to find references to essential texts and prominent scholars, and to understand theoretical and methodological stances in fields and disciplines.
Summary from Science Daily: "Significant State-By-State Differences in Black, White Life Expectancy"
Want to find authoritative statistics but aren't sure which agency would provide them?
In a google search box, enter a keyword(s) and site:.gov. This will limit your search results to government information.
While it is always important to think critically and logically about information, the info you find on government websites is generally credible, authoritative, and cite-worthy.
Free writing assistance is available at the Center for Writing and Communication. Stop by to get feedback on any writing assignment for any class. Be sure to bring a research paper, essay, or essay exam *and* the original assignment sheet with you. Schedule an appointment or just come on by (Library Learning Commons).
RefWorks is a tool available to students, faculty, and staff at the U of M. Use it to store a list of references and sources for your papers and projects--it even includes links to articles and full-text content available through the Libraries. Its "write-n-cite" feature helps you to format both in-text and reference list citations.