hiram college library logo
Check Your Library Account Icon
Twitter icon

Ethnic Studies Twitter



book search icon

The challenge with finding materials on Ethnic Studies is determining what Terminology would be appropriate for a particular group of people. Here is a suggested list for American Ethnic Groups 

    • African Americans
      • For materials related to peoples of Africa and the African diaspora , see Blacks.
      • Older materials may use keyword terms such as Afro-Americans, or Negros.
    • Asian Americans
      • See also peoples from specific countries, i.e. Chinese Americans, Korean Americans.
    • For Indian Americans
      • Use East Indian Americans.
    • European Americans (Not used)
      • Use country as adjective, i.e. Italian Americans, Norwegian Americans.
    • Hispanic Americans
      • See also, Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans in the United States.
    • Native Americans (Not used)
      • See Indians of North America, Indians of Central America, etc.
      • See also, specific peoples, i.e. Cherokee Indians, Hopi Indians.
    • For Northern peoples
      • See Eskimos (usually Alaska), Inuit (Canada), etc.


▲  Return to Top


Sociology Dept Link
  • Gov Docs are Amazing
  • image
  • Subject Guides are Amazing Advert
Previous Next