Ethnic Studies draws from different academic disciplines including History, Political Science, and Sociology. This multidisciplinary approach gives scholars opportunity to explore different subject areas, but they also must learn to identify and interpret different kinds of resources. When researching an Ethnic Studies topic, ask yourself: Which particular subject area does my research question include? Which databases and call numbers might help me find resources in that area? Is there subject-specific terminology that might help me?
Research 101 - Getting Started in Library Research
Try the steps outlined in this guide for a simple and effective search strategy to find information for your research paper, project or presentation.