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Ethnic Studies: Asian American Culture

Resources for those studying Ethnic Studies at SLCC.

Welcome

This information should help students researching topics in the Asian American Studies course.

Research Databases

These databases are a little more focused on specific topics than OneSearch or are not included in OneSearch.

Newspaper resources

Scholarly, Popular, Trade/Professional? What's in a name?

Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences. When we talk about journals, we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories: scholarly, popular, and trade/professional publications.
 

  Scholarly Journals Popular Journals Trade/Professional Publications
Purpose Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field. Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis. Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business.
Authors Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field. Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff. Articles are usually written by specialists in a certain field or industry.
Audience Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts. Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists. Intended for practitioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.