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PCN 13 - Multicultural Issues in America: Web Resources

Research Guide for PCN 13 Group Project

Select Multicultural Web Resources

African American History Month - The Library of Congress provides access to their exhibits and multimedia resources to highlight the history and contributions of African Americans.

American Memory from the Library of Congress - Primary source collections from the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. Includes historical documents, narratives, photographs, music such as 1939 Lomax field recordings, African American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920, and more.

Becoming American: The Chinese Experience - Provides biographical portraits, eyewitness accounts, a timeline, a Chinese American history quiz, a viewer's guide, and links.

Pew Hispanic Center - The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.

We Shall Remain - From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes We Shall Remain, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.


Search Engines

Google Advanced Search - Information on educational and governmental websites tend to have more reliable information.  In the advance search, along with your search terms, enter .edu or .gov in the box labeled "Search within a site or domain:".

Evaluating Websites

The quality of the information you find on the Web varies tremendously so it is always a good idea to check the information against another source. As with all information resources, whether in print or on the Internet, you evaluate its quality based on the following criteria:

  • Accuracy (Is it free from mistakes and errors?)
  • Authority (What are the qualifications of the author?)
  • Objectivity (Is there any strong bias?)
  • Currency (Is the information up to date?)
  • Coverage (To what extent is the topic explored?)

That's just the basics.  Learn more!

Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test (CSU Chico Library)