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Multicultural Studies

Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies
Provides information on a wide variety of aspects of race and ethnicity.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Includes essays examining different ethnic groups in the United States and lists media, cultural and social organizations, museums, research centers, and sources for further reading.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in America (e-book)
Examines the changes in the racial and ethnic diversity of the United States.

Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
Uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on sociology, history, psychology, and other social sciences to focus on the factors that contribute to the merger or separation of different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

African American Studies

African American Almanac (e-book)
Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as Africa and the Black diaspora, film and television, landmarks, national organizations, population, religion, science and technology, and sports.

African American Encyclopedia
The first 6 volumes feature entries on people, organizations, landmarks, professions, entertainment, military activity, religion, family life, politics, court cases, cultural movements and more. Volumes 7 and 8 are supplments issued in 1997 that contain several hundred additional articles, many updated entries, annotated bibliographies, and filmographies.

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience
Includes nearly 4500 entries on both African and African-American history, from wide-angled studies of Slavery in Africa and Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contemporary Black Biography
Provides biographical profiles of important persons of African heritage.

Harlem Renaissance : A Gale Critical Companion
Provides a wealth of information about the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of those who experienced it.

W.E.B. Du Bois: An Encyclopedia
Covers all of the highlights of Du Bois' life--his studying at Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin; his tiff with Booker T. Washington; his role with the NAACP and Pan-Africanism; his writings; his globe trotting; and his exile in Ghana.

Asian American Studies

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
This digital archive contains more than 500 hours of interviews, visual histories of Japanese Americans and others affected by the World War II incarceration. Also included are over 8,000 historical images documenting Japanese American history.

Distinguished Asian Americans : A Biographical Dictionary
A biographic dictionary on Asian Americans.

Reference Library of Asian America
A comprehensive reference book on Asian Americans.

Hispanic American Studies

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (e-book)
Covers all aspects of Latin American culture from prehistoric times to the present day with an emphasis on political, economic, and social history, but articles on art, anthropology and archaeology, and other cultural topics are also included with a focus on their impact on history.

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture
Covers Latina and Latino popular culture, past and present, in the U.S.–music, art, food, religion, literature, movies and television, theater, holiday customs, organizations, sports, politics, and much more.

Hispanic American Almanac : A Reference Work on Hispanics in the United States
A thorough resource covering people of the U.S. whose ancestors come from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Central America.

Hispanic Americans in Congress
Lists all Hispanic Americans serving in the U.S. Congress since 1822.

Hispanic Population of the United States
Provides information on the Hispanic population in the United States. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States (e-book)
Presents some 900 essays written by 500 experts documenting the impact of Latinos in all spheres of U.S. history and society, from conquistador to migrant worker and from economic refugee to political exile.

Native American Studies

American Indian Biographies
Offers detailed coverage of Native Americans who have played a significant role in North American and world society, from religious leaders, social figures, and political and social activists to artists, scientists, athletes, and warriors.

Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Provides information on more than 150 groups of Native American peoples.

Native American Ethnobotany
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.

Native American Resources on the Internet
This site is constructed primarily to provide information resources to the Native American community and only secondarily to the general community. The information is organized, insofar as possible, to make it useful to the Native American community and the education community.

Native Americans and the Environment
Lists thousands of resources dealing with Native American environmental issues.

Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples (e-book)
Provides information on the history and culture of the Native Americans.