Educational Policy Studies 310

  • Fall Semester Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-11pm; Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-11pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (217) 244-1864
  • sshel@library.illinois.edu

RACE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

A Guide to Library Resources for Educational Policy Studies 310 (AAS 310, AFRO 310, and LLS 310)

 

Reference ResourcesArticles | Books & Journals | Cite Your SourcesResearch Assistance

 

Welcome! This site has been created to assist you in exploring library resources related to your EPS 310 class. Our library is one of the largest in the United States and it can be a bit overwhelming at first. We will try to make things a little easier for you, but don't hesitate to ask questions. 

 

REFERENCE RESOURCES

Reference resources are sources of solid background info about both ethnic groups and cultural traditions.

Reference Books

Online Reference Collection

www.library.illinois.edu/eref

Start by keyword searching larger collections of encyclopedias, dictionary and handbooks.

 

FIND ARTICLES

Scholarly journal, newspaper, and magazine articles are one of the primary means of communicating research ideas. They are an important component of academic research and give you some insight into ongoing debates and scholarly conversations about your topic. You can find articles through database searches.

Finding articles is a two-step process:

Article Databases

Go to Online Journals & Databases and search for the database name or click on the links below.

Searching Article Databases

Experiment with keywords to search article databases or the Online Library Catalog for more info.

Consider searching for these concepts together.  For example, “Polish Americans” and “polka” = some great articles and books.

 

FIND BOOKS & JOURNALS

Library catalogs are used for two purposes. First, if you know exactly what you are looking for - an exact title or author - you can use the catalog to locate your material. This works for book titles and journal titles. Second, you can use library catalogs to discover material that might be helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching.

 

CITIE YOUR SOURCES

Guidelines for citing electronic and print resources are available from the Reference Library's Cite a Sourcepage and the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's Style and Writing Guide.

RefWorks

A great tool for writing papers, RefWorks helps you export bibliographic records from databases, change the citation styles as needed, and import the citation directly into a Word document so you can create bibliographies on the fly. 

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

Ask-A-Librarian for Help with Your Research

Use the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's Ask-A-Librarian service to contact a librarian via Instant Messenger/chat, email, phone, or in person. Contact a librarian to request an appointment for an in-depth Research Consultation.

Nancy O'Brien
Office: Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, SSHEL North (Room 100), Main Library
Email: npobrien@illinois.edu

Finding Your Way Around

There are over 25 departmental libraries on our campus, and sometimes it may be difficult to determine where to find the resources you need.  For your class, the library that you will be using most is the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library. We are located in SSHEL North (Room 100) SSHEL South (Room 101) of the Main Library building.

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