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Using the Library Catalog to Find Books & E-Books


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Searching for Journal Articles


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Website & News Source Evaluation

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Topics


Gender/Race Pay Gap in Nursing

Reference Books:
Women and equality in the workplace : a reference handbook (Ref HD 6095 .G48 2003 -- Also available as an ebook)
Gender and women's leadership : a reference handbook (Ref HQ 1233 .G452 2010)

Circulating Book:
A woman's wage : historical meanings and social consequences (HD 6061.2 .U6 K47 2014)

E-Book:
Handbook on well-being of working women

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (pay* OR wage OR income OR salary) AND (inequal* OR equal* OR discrep* OR gap) AND nurs* AND (United States OR US OR America)

Gender Pay Gap in Women's Sports

Reference Books:
Women and equality in the workplace : a reference handbook (Ref HD 6095 .G48 2003 -- Also available as an ebook)
Gender and women's leadership : a reference handbook (Ref HQ 1233 .G452 2010)
Modern sports ethics : a reference handbook (Ref GV 706.3 .L84 2009)

Circulating Book:
Gender relations in sport (GV 709 .G46 2013)

E-Book:
Handbook on well-being of working women

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (pay* OR wage OR income OR salary) AND (sport* OR athlet* ) AND (wom*n or female)

Tamir Rice Shooting in Cleveland

Reference Book:
Battleground : criminal justice (Ref HV 7411 .B38 2007)

Circulating Book:
Should race matter? : unusual answers to the usual questions (HT 1521 .B634 2011)

E-Book:
Race, place, and suburban policing : too close for comfort

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (police brutality OR police use of force OR police misconduct) AND (race OR ethnicity OR ethnic OR racial OR racism) AND (United States OR US OR America)

Police Brutality Against Black Women / Sandra Bland

Reference Book:
Battleground : criminal justice (Ref HV 7411 .B38 2007)

E-Books:
The social history of crime and punishment in America : an encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of contemporary American social issues

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (African American OR black) AND (wom*n OR female*) AND (police brutality OR police use of force OR police misconduct OR "racial profiling" OR "law enforcement")

Black Lives Matter Movement in Canada

Reference Book:
Encyclopedia of human rights (Ref JC 571 .E673 2009)

E-Books:
Revisiting multiculturalism in Canada : theories, policies and debates
The international handbook of the demography of race and ethnicity

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting one of the exact keyword strings listed below into your search box:
    • (African Canadian* OR Black Canadian*) AND (social change* OR social movement* OR activism OR "civil rights")
    • "Black Lives Matter"

Immigration Ban in the United States / Dr. Abushamma

Reference Books:
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world (Ref BP 40 .E525 2016)
Immigrants in American history : arrival, adaptation and integration (Ref JV 6450 .I5536 2013)

Circulating Book:
Islamophobia in America : the anatomy of intolerance (E 184 .M88 I65 2013)

E-Book:
Fear of Muslims? : international perspectives on Islamophobia

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting one of the exact keyword strings listed below into your search box:
    • Islamophobia AND (United States OR America OR USA OR U.S)
    • (Islam OR Muslim OR Islamic) AND xenophobia AND (United States OR America OR USA OR U.S)