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SOC 205 Race & Ethnic Relations

Use this research guide to locate print and electronic resources for information on the acculturation of specific ethnic groups in the United States.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A Great Place to Begin Your Research

 Use the Gale Virtual Reference Lilbrary to search online encyclopedias for background information on  Food, History, Immigration Waves, Acculturation and Assimilation, Language, Family and Community Dynamics, Religion, Employment and Economic Traditions, and Politics and Government. The following encyclopedias are recommended:

How to Search for Information on Race and Ethnic Relations in the GVRL

You can search for information within a selected encyclopedia individually by using the side bar and selecting subjects multicultural studies or social sciences. This will find online encyclopedias on that subject.

For instance by clicking on Multicultural Studies you can search within the  Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life for a particular country. You can  search within The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism for topics such as Inequality, Biracialism, HumanTrafficking.

You can also search all encyclopedias at once by using the search box at the top of the page. This will retrieve all articles on the topic from all the various encyclopedias in GVRL. For instance, you can search for the term socialization and it will retrieve all the articles appearing in the encyclopedias.

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