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Gender and Women's Studies: Researching Topics : Ethnic Studies

Researching a specific topic in in GWS? Find ideas for resources here!


  • Ethnic News Watch features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. 
  • Chicano Databasethe most comprehensive bibliographic resource for information about Mexican-American topics and the only specialized database for Chicano reference. 
  • HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)contains worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. 
  • African Women - this English-language database contained over 35,000 citations from 1986 onward. The database indexes six types of materials: books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes.
  • Race Relations Abstractsincludes citations and summaries of journal articles covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • American Indian Experiencea portal and full-text online library of more than 150 titles; hundreds of primary documents and images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and captivity narratives with contextual annotation; a wealth of maps and photographs; and hundreds of vetted Web sites. 
  • Indigenous Peoples: North Americafacilitates inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people through access to sources from both American and Canadian institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features indigenous-language materials, including dictionaries, bibles, and primers. 

Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

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Karla Strand
University of Wisconsin System
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Madison, WI 53706