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Ethnic & Gender Studies: Background Information

This guide provides information on available resources at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries for researchers in the areas of ethnic and/or gender studies (including LGBT).

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other general works.

Below is a select list of general works: 

  • Dictionary of race, ethnicity, and culture (Online)
  • Encyclopedia of women and gender (Hunt Library - Call Number HQ1115 .E52)
  • Encyclopedia of race and racism (Hunt Library - Call Number E184 .A1 E584)
  • Encyclopedia Latina (Hunt Library - Call Number E184 .S75 E587)
  • Encyclopedia of race and ethnic studies (Hunt Library - Call Number GN495.6 .C37)
  • Ethnic groups worldwide (Hunt Library - Call Number GN352 .L46)
  • Handbook of gender and women studies (Hunt Library - Call Number HQ1180 .H355)


Tips:  For additional titles search Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' online catalog (CAMEO) using "encyclopedias", "dictionaries", or "handbooks" as a subject or keyword

In addition, many of these works are indexed in online collections and are often available in full-text.  They are good for those who wish to explore resources or for finding additional information sources: