Research Guide: Race in America

Finding Articles

Try using the following suggested keyword searches in the OneSearch box below. Use terms such as race or ethnicity to search for sources about race in general. If you’re interested in a particular group, use a term for that group combined with a more specific topic that interests you. For example: “African Americans” AND education. Check the peer reviewed box if you’re looking for scholarly peer reviewed articles from academic journals.

race AND “United States”
“Civil Rights Movement”
race AND discrimination
race AND equality
race AND education
“African Americans” AND education
race AND education AND achievement
race AND employment
“Black Lives Matter”
“racial profiling”
race AND police
race AND “police brutality”



You can also try searching for these terms in Ethnic NewsWatch, Sociological Collection, and JSTOR (archive with articles more than 3-5 years old).

Background Information

The following UVU Library books provide background information for researching race in America.

  • Between the World and Me
  • E185.615 .C6335 2015, 4th Floor
  • Black Like Me
  • E185.61 .G8 2006, 4th Floor
  • Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
  • E184.A1 E584 2008, 1st Floor Reference
  • How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts
  • E184 .M5 M587 2013, 4th Floor
  • I am a Man! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement
  • E185.61 .E76 2005, 4th Floor
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • HV9950 .A437 2010, 4th Floor
  • Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
  • HN90 .S62 H55 2016, 4th Floor
  • Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century
  • HQ751 .Y83 2014, 4th Floor
  • White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
  • E185.615 .W565 2011, 4th Floor

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