ETH STD 21AC: A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S

Background Sources

Selected Background Sources

These are just a few examples of possible background sources on the general subject of prisons.

Note that in OskiCat,  "Doe Reference - Reference Hall" refers to the hall that includes the reference desk; "Doe Reference" refers to the North Reading Room; see floor plan.

Prisons and prison systems : a global encyclopedia /
Author: Roth, Mitchel P., 1953-
Call #: Doe Reference Reference Hall HV8665 .R67 2006
Read at Google Read at Google

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Brainstorming Academic Disciplines

Example:

Topic:  Image of African American women in advertising

potentially relevant disciplines:

African American Studies
Gender and Women's Studies
Ethnic Studies
Media Studies
Psychology
Sociology
Business
etc.

 

Keywords

Developing appropriate keywords/search terms is an essential part of research.  First, break your topic into components.  Develop a list of synonyms and alternative terminology for each component.  Think about broader and narrower concepts and word variants.  What words can you exclude?

Topic: Image of African American Women in Advertising

Image(s) African American(s) Women Advertising/Advertisement(s)
Stereotyp* Black(s) Gender media
Depiction(s) minority/minorities    
Portrayal(s)      
(etc.)      

Remember to be creative with your terminology!  More examples:

people of color and environmental activism*
environmental justice
environmental justice and hazardous waste*
environmental equity
environmental discrimination
environmental racism
environmental injustice

 

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