Dilemmas of Diversity: The Case of Higher Education

Listed in: Anthropology & Sociology, as SOCI-337 | Moodle

Faculty: Ron Lembo

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Use these databases to find research articles and news articles about your topic. The content of each database varies- as you can infer from the names, some focus on education, sociology, ethnic or gender studies.

  • ERIC
    Covers research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.
  • Education Database (ProQuest) (1988 to present)
    Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
    Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
  • Sociology Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
    Covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more.
  • Black Studies Center (25,000 BC to present)
    Black Studies Center is a tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies covering aspects of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion.
  • HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
    Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts.
  • GenderWatch (1970 to present)
    Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Women's Studies International (1972 to present)
    Interdisciplinary, covers the latest scholarship in feminist research.
  • Google Scholar
    Google's multidisciplinary database for scholarly research.

Research Methods Sources

Have a question about research methodology? The following links may help.

  • Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
    Captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Covers all core social science disciplines and presents a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models. Also offers tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process.
  • Qualitative Research Methods Guide
    A brief introduction to qualitative research methodology, created by User Experience Librarian Kelly Dagan.
  • PsycTESTS (1896 to present)
    Provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.


Search the catalog to find books here or at the other Five College Libraries. Below is the selection of books currently available in Frost. 

Subjects to search in the catalog:

Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States

Multicultural education -- United States

LinkWomen college students -- United States -- Social conditions

Data & Statistics

Looking for data and statistics regarding higher education? Check out the links below.

  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
    Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.
  • Open Doors | Institute of International Education
    Open Doors, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.
  • Educational Attainment | Census Bureau
    Annual statistics derived from the Census' Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).

Citing Your Sources

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