Race and Racialization in the United States

Fall 2012

Listed in: First Year Seminar, as FYSE-128; Benigno R. Sanchez-Eppler (Section 01)

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Data


 Here is the presentation about the US Census that Librarian Gretchen Gano used in the class on 10/4/2012.

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.


Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
Covers all core social science disciplines and presents a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models.


Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

Online Databases for making tables and maps

U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder

Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data for places in the United States.


Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States from 1790 to the present. To get started, select "Maps" or "Reports."

Here's the FAQ page with an entry on "how do I cite information from social explorer"

Online versions of reference sources for counties, cities and metropolitan areas

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2010

County and City Data Book 2007

Online Versions of Census Questionnaires
Census Questionnaire historical "crosswalk" courtesy of government documents librarian, Grace York
The Census Question Spreadsheet provides the questions and possible answers to the United States Decennial Census of Inhabitants/Population/Housing from 1790 to 2000.
Reference Page about Census Geography, including American Indian territories!
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