SOC 311: Social Stratification (Dr. Wells-Lewis): Race/Ethnicity

Resources examining the array of social structures within the United States

Race and Ethnicity Video Lecture

ProQuest Ebook Central


SAMPLE KEYWORD SEARCH: race and "social class"


Search EBSCO ebooks

SAMPLE SUBJECT SEARCH: race AND  social justice


Google Books

Why use Google Books?

Google Books searches the full-text of books.  It is great for narrow topics because it lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book.  You can then locate the book in a nearby library.

Current in print copyrighted books are not full text. Out of print but still copyrighted books will show 20% of the book. Books in the public domain (pre 1923) are completely full text.

SAMPLE SEARCH: (Race or Ethnic) Relations

Google Book Search

Background Reading

Recommended Databases to Search for more Articles

Terms you may want to use in a search: lower class, working class, underclass, poor, middle class, upper class, elite, rich, social status


any of the following terms: black americans, family, ethnic groups, hispanic americans, lifestyles, jewish americans, chinese americans, mexican americans, ethnic relations, ethnicity, race, race relations, ethnic identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict, racial, racism, stereotype, discrimination, racial/ethinic prejudice, sociocultural factors, socioeconomic status, descendants, physical characteristics

SAMPLE: (upper class or elite) ethnic identity

Search for Books at Spiva Library

Use KEWORD option if you don't know the Library of Congress Subject.

SAMPLE SEARCH: "social class" and race

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Browse titles by Subject Heading

Equality -- United States. Social Classes -- United States.
Ethnic Relations Social Conflict -- United States.
Race Relations Social Mobility -- United States.
Social Classes. Social stratification

Interlibrary Loan Request for Books

If you need a book which Spiva Library does not own, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.

Before you place a request for a book, be sure to check MOBIUS. Books available through MOBIUS libraries can be requested by MSSU students, faculty and staff from the MOBIUS page.

This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

InterLibrary Loan Policy

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