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Race Issues: Databases for Articles on Race Issues


Search Term Tips & Tricks

When searching databases for articles on race or race relations, try using synonyms. For example:

  • race OR racism OR race relations AND Kentucky 

Make use of the truncation symbol when appropriate, for example:

  • Black OR "African American" AND discriminat* (will return results with discriminate, discrimination, discriminatory, etc.)

The following are common subject headings for race relations: 

  • African American -- Race Identity
  • African American -- Education (Higher)
  • Asian Americans--Education (Higher)
  • Children of immigrants--Education--United States
  • Discrimination
  • Discrimination in education--United States
  • Discrimination in Housing
  • Discrimination in Law Enforcement
  • Human Rights
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Laramie Project
  • Lynching
  • Marginality, Social
  • Million Man March
  • Minorities--Education (Higher)--United States
  • Multicultural education--United States
  • Pacific Islander Americans--Education (Higher)
  • Race Discrimination
  • Race relations--Study and teaching--United States
  • Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement
  • Racism in Education
  • Racism in Popular Culture
  • Racism in Sports
  • Rural Poor
  • Scottsboro Trial
  • Tuskegee Syphilis Study
  • United States--Race Relations
  • Watts Trial
  • White Supremacy Movements