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Multicultural USA: Asian / Pacific Islander Americans: Start

The library offers this guide to resources as a way to support student understanding and awareness of history, culture, and contributions of Asian & Pacific Islander Americans

Introduction

The U.S. Census Bureau defines “race” as a person’s self-identification with one or more social groups, which may be Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or multiple races, or some other race. The Bureau also uses “ethnicity” as a data point, but only for Hispanic or Latino.  Although Asian descent can be traced back to many various countries or regions, the Bureau specifically defines Asian as Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian (subcontinent), and Pacific Islander as Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, and Pacific Islands. While there has been, and continues to be, some disagreement as to which terms are appropriate or inappropriate, for search purposes, all relevant words and phrases should be tested.

Information on the subject of Asian and Pacific Islander history and culture in the United States will be useful in many courses and for personal reading and enrichment.  Although College of the Redwoods does not offer a degree or certificate in this topic, interested students may wish to transfer to a four year college that does offer it as a major. The library supports student's understanding and cultural awareness of the value of multiculturalism and diversity by providing selected resources.

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.

For Del Norte and Distance Education students

Online resources are set up to be accessible to all students from any location at any time. You may be prompted to login using your WebAdvisor ID and your eight digit birth date.  Physical format books from Eureka can be requested and delivered to Del Norte, and vice versa. 

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Ruth Moon
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Ruth Moon, Faculty Librarian
707-476-4263
College of the Redwoods Library
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Eureka CA 95501