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Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Resources: Organize Your Research

This guide highlights print and electronic resources relevant to the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, plus information about Yale University Library's collections and services.

Other Tools for Research Management

*Getting Started With Citation Management*

Begin here, with this guide from Yale University Library. If you don't know which citation management tool is right for you, or if you're looking for support and tutorials on your preferred citation manager, this is an excellent starting point.

Bibliographic/Citation Management Tools

Finding Your Research Topic

Below are a couple of activities to help you refine and narrow your research topic. The first is a video explaining how to create a concept map for your topic, and the second is a worksheet to assist you in defining your topic as a research question. 

Helpful Hints for Senior Essayists

  • If you haven't already done so, download the VPN software so that you can access library resources like databases, online journals, and ebooks no matter where in the world you are.
  • There's more to research than Orbis. Yale Law Library has its own catalog (MORRIS) and fantastic resources on human rights and international law. You can now search Orbis and MORRIS simultaneously through Quicksearch (beta). WorldCat is a mega-catalog that will show you what's available in libraries around the country, and even around the world.
  • You can request all sorts of things: books from Borrow Direct, books and more from Interlibrary Loan, chapters/articles from Scan & Deliver or ILL.
  • Don't fear the archives. Use the Finding Aid Database to figure out what's available in Yale's many special collections, or try ArchiveGrid to explore collections elsewhere.
  •  Meet with a librarian! Get in touch with me and I can either work with you or direct you to one of my colleagues.
  • Explore different parts of the library, especially the reading rooms.

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