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Search SMU Libraries for books and scholarly articles. Do an Advanced Search with the subject "ethnic studies" to limit resources to this field of study.
Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)
Explores cultural differences, contributions & influences in the global community
A current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.
Race Relations Abstracts
Race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, & more.
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Finding Resources by Language
Find resources in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, & Spanish.
Literatures of different people: African & African American, Asian American & Pacific Islander, Hispanic & Latin American, Jewish, and Native American
Use the Advanced Search options to limit results to specific cultural studies collections, including African American and Latin American studies, Islamic studies, Chinese studies, and more.
Publication Date: 2012
An accessible and fascinating look at the idea of race, demonstrating how current scientific understanding is often inconsistent with popular notions of race.
Archival Collections at SMU
African American Film Materials
Provides a sample of photographs and pressbooks from films featuring African American actors. Includes 4,254 film stills, lobby books, pressbooks, posters, and related items from motion pictures spanning nearly 40 years.
Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution
Consists of many unique materials with a focus on the Revolution period and key political and military men.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints
Portrays the landscape, people, and technology of various countries, including Costa Rica, Peru , Bolivia, El Salvador, and Cuba in the late 19th century.
Mexico: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints
One of the most comprehensive American collections from the period ca. 1865-1935 totaling approximately 16,000 photographs and 3,000 negatives.
Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection
Comprises 6 short subjects, 9 features, and a set of newsreels, all produced between 1935 and 1956. The African-American films include comedies, dramas, news, and musical performances.