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Research Guide for PCN 13 Group Project

Multicultural Issues Research Guide

This guide supports students doing library research for PCN 13 but also any students who are interested in learning about multicultural issues.  A variety of library sources including books, periodical articles, audiovisual materials, and web resources are recommended.  Be sure to read your instructor's assignment and understand the requirements.

Please contact a reference librarian if you need further assistance. 

Research Strategy

  • Read and understand your assignment requirements
  • Think about what you already know
  • Get more background information using reference books
  • Use books for detailed in-depth analysis and history of the issue
  • Use magazine and journal articles for current reporting and original research of the issue
  • Use web resources for additional information
  • Evaluate your sources for credibility and value to your project
  • Cite your sources (create a reference list or works cited page)
  • Repeat steps as needed!

To learn more about the research process, tutorials are available in Credo InfoLit.


Possible Topics to Research

Cultural Groups (or Sub-Culture):

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Hispanic American
  • Native American
  • Middle Eastern American
  • European American
  • Gay/Lesbian American
  • Disabled American
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Gangs
  • U. S. Educational System
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health

Subject Guide

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