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HIST 158A: Race, Riot, and Backlash in Modern America

Recommended resources and strategies for research in HIST 158A: Race, Riot, and Backlash in Modern America, taught by Professor Leah Wright Rigueur.

Search Tips

Start by brainstorming keywords and search terms. Use subject headings or descriptors to help generate search terms.

When you find a good article, look at its References or Works Cited list. That will often lead you to other useful sources.

If you see an article you'd like to read but you don't see a PDF for the article, click on the  "GET IT" button. This will open a new window that will allow you to see if Brandeis has access to the article through another database or if Brandeis has the article in print. If Brandeis doesn't have the article online or in print, you'll see an option to request the article through Interlibrary Loan

Be sure to mine the citations of any secondary sources you use--these citations can point you toward excellent sources that you might not come across while doing keyword searching. 

Find Secondary Sources

For a broad search, start with the Library OneSearch. OneSearch searches across the library catalog and many of our article databases. 

Use the Books & Ebooks limiter under Resource Type to explore books available at Brandeis. 

Use the Peer-Reviewed Journals limiter to focus your results on scholarly sources. (You'll still need to verify that your sources are scholarly. )

For a more focused search, try disciplinary database or specific journal of interest, such as: