LOCATING RESOURCES FOR ANTHROPOLOGY:
To find academic and non-academic resources on “racism and america” start at the Barber Library Web page at http://www.cocc.edu/library/.
Look for the icon that says Resources by Subject.
Scroll down, and look for the link that leads you to the Social Sciences page.
That leads you to a great webpage that has links to our online catalog (to find books) and many, many links to our online databases (to find articles) in the field of anthropology. Scroll down a bit and you will find links to our online encyclopedias, as well. Most of these resources lead you to academic sources.
HOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER A SOURCE IS ACADEMIC OR NOT ACADEMIC:
Academic books and articles will be supported with footnotes/endnotes and bibliographies. Look at the back of the book or scroll down to the end of an article to find these. Other signs of an academic source are the publisher (is it a university press?) or the title or credentials of the journal. Most of our article databases allow you to limit your search to scholarly (academic) resources. Academic sources tend to dive deep into a topic. The article databases Academic Search Premier or Academic OneFile are great places to start for academic articles.
Non-academic (or popular) sources may be brief, involve more illustrations, be printed on glossy paper, and perhaps provide a ‘light’ or subjective take on a topic.
Several of our article databases–MasterFile Premier and Popular Magazines--focus on non academic articles.
Start with the Social Sciences Resource page and click on the link for Barber Library Catalog.
Choose a keyword search. Type in the keywords america racism.
If you want to try truncation (using a wildcard chacter) do this: america* rac*
Again, the article databases Academic Search Premier or Academic OneFile are great places to start for academic articles, and….
MasterFile Premier and Popular Magazines are great places to start for non-academic articles.
Try typing in keywords (use truncation!).
Try limiting your search to keywords in article titles (use the pull down menu).
Try limiting your search to full text and/or peer reviewed (scholarly, academic) articles.
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