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*Ethnic Studies

This guide is intended to assist students who are pursuing an Ethnic Studies minor to find library resources that will be useful as supporting material for their research, assignments, papers and projects.

What is a peer reviewed journal?

Peer-reviewed journals (also called "scholarly" or "academic" journals) contain original research articles within a specific subject domain.

These articles are reviewed by other experts before publication and share many or all of these qualities:

  • List authors' names, email addresses, and affiliations (e.g. Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney)
  • Use section headers (these may vary): Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion
  • Include tables or figures of statistical data
  • Cite references to other quality sources

Here are two examples:

NOTE: Some peer-reviewed journals will include literature reviews, book reviews, and opinion essays. None of these present original research however!

This table summarizes the differences between peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, but please ask a librarian if you have further questions!

Journal Search

Journals in Ethnic Studies

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Ethnic Studies, there are many additional options available. Here are some specific to US ethnic groups. I encourage you to explore the Journals by category option available in the main Journal search.