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Internet Resources
African Studies at Penn.
A directory to sites about Africa and the African diaspora around the world, located at the University of Pennsylvania. The site includes links to country-specific information, statistics, news feeds, African resources, materials for education, and other materials. It is frequently updated and clearly organized.

The Asian American Cybernauts Page.
Provides information that will lead to a greater understanding of the diversity of Asian Pacific Americans by focusing on issues of culture, diversity, multiculturalism, and minority issues. Sections on community, culture, and concerns contain selected resources organized by subtopic. The site is maintained by Wataru Ebihara of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles.

Center for World Indigenous Studies.
A rich site for information on various indigenous peoples and the issues of political and cultural identity and nationhood that they face today. Of particular note is the "Fourth World Documentation Project," which provides full-text documents relating to communities in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific as well as relevant international and multilateral documents.

CLNet: Building Chicana/o Latina/o Communities Through Networking.
Information on Chicano/Chicana and Latino/Latina issues and cultures, including statistics, a community resource directory, excellent information on cultures and traditions, a museum, electronic publications, and library resources. The site is based at UCLA but cosponsored by many organizations throughout the country.

LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center).
A site sponsored by the University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies that provides information on Latin America. There are country-specific links, links by topic, and assorted links to libraries, institutes, and conferences. The site is thorough, deep, clearly organized, and frequently updated.

Library of Congress HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies.
A Web-accessible version of a selective, annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America, published from 1935 to the present; an excellent source of research information for any topic in Latin American studies, including Hispanic populations in the United States. The site can be searched in English or Spanish by keyword or subject heading.

Native Web.
A rich site for all sorts of information on native peoples, particularly strong for North American indigenous peoples, but global in scope; includes cultural, historical, educational, and current affairs information. The site intentionally does not link to sites that stereotype or discuss native cultures in a way that the sponsors consider inappropriate.

New York Public Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Prepared by the staff of the most important research collection of African American works. Includes information on arts, manuscripts and archives, and films related to African American culture. The site also includes access to a searchable database of works by black women writers and the library's collection of nineteenth-century images.

WWW Virtual Library: Asian Studies.
Covers information on all regions of Asia, organized by international sites, regional sites, and individual countries. Comprehensive, highly organized, and frequently updated, the site was edited by T. Matthew Ciolek of Australian National University in conjunction with a team of forty subject specialists.

WWW Virtual Library: Migration and Ethnic Relations.
A thorough list of international resources sponsored by the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Most of the entries are annotated and can be viewed by section or in a complete list without annotations.


Library Resources
American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference, 1997.
Offers in-depth profiles of immigrant communities in the United States, including their defining features, patterns of cultural variation, immigration history, demographics, and cultural characteristics.

Asian and Asian American Studies. Middletown, Conn.: Choice, 1993.
A bibliography of recommended publications in the field, with reviews.

Atlas of the North American Indian. By Carl Waldman. New York: Facts on File, 1985.
Offers maps on tribal locations, reservations, sites of cultural and archaeological importance, and other significant places; includes related text and bibliographies.

Bibliography of Asian Studies. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 1956-.
A very thorough annual bibliography of European-language publications in Asian studies. Arranged by country with subdivisions by topic. Available in electronic format.

Comprehensive Bibliography for the Study of American Minorities. By Wayne Charles Miller et al. New York: New York University Press, 1976.
A bibliography of sources published up to the mid-1970s, with more than 29,000 references, many of them annotated. Though it does not cover current literature, it has an impressive breadth of coverage of older materials on a large number of minority groups.

Dictionary of Native American Mythology. By Sam D. Gill and Irene F. Sullivan. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1992.
A place to get quick information about figures, events, and topics in Native American mythology, from all tribes and periods; bibliography included.

Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Present. New York: Greenwood, 1992.
A one-volume dictionary of terms, events, and prominent people related to the civil rights movement.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference, 1996.
Offers extensive articles on people, institutions, events, issues, and themes related to African Americans; includes many illustrations and up-to-date bibliographies.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural America.
2 vols. Detroit: Gale, 1995.

Offers more than 100 substantial essays on ethnic groups in the United States, covering origins, circumstances of arrival, family, community, culture, economy, politics, and significant contributions. Each essay ends with a bibliography and contacts for further research.

Handbook of Hispanic Culture in the United States. 4 vols. Houston: Arte Publico, 1993.
A survey of art, history, sociology, and anthropology of Hispanic Americans. Chapters within each volume are arranged by topic, and articles are lengthy and well-illustrated.

Handbook of North American Indians.
15 vols. to date. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 1978-.

A multivolume set that offers scholarly essays on the history, social situation, politics, religion, economics, and tribal traditions of Native American groups. The work covers aboriginal cultures in North America by region and topics such as white-Indian relations, the arts, and languages.

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.
Covers 106 ethnic groups, giving background and bibliographies. The statistical data, drawn from the 1970 census, are not up to date, but the work is good for historical and cultural context.

Hispanic-American Almanac. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 1997.
A compendium of historical, social, and cultural information, including chronologies, biographical sketches, tables, charts, maps, and bibliographies.

The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. By Molefi K. Asante. New York: Macmillan, 1991.
A geographically oriented overview of African American life, experiences, and traditions. Included are maps representing African origins, the slave trade, the Civil War, current social and economic status, and other topics.

Native Americans: An Annotated Bibliography. By Frederick E. Hoxie and Harvey Markowitz. Pasadena: Salem, 1991.
A selective, annotated bibliography of books and articles on Native Americans, organized by cultural group, with sections covering general studies, history, and contemporary life. Most of the items listed have been published within the last thirty years.

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