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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This guide provides a list of books, films, and databases available at Booth Library for exploring more about Asian-Pacific American heritage. Also find information on EIU resources, intersectionality, race and ethnicity, and oral histories.


This guide offers a small selection of the books and films available at Booth Library on Asian-Pacific American culture, literature, and history. Links are provided to take you into the catalog for further searching. Explore more in the resources provided on the pages for intersectionality, race and ethnicity, and oral histories.


Films and streaming media

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This list represents a small selection of the many educational, documentary, and feature films available in Booth Library. 

Find more films in the library catalog. Try search terms like:

"Asian American"
Pacific Islander Americans

[Country of ancestry]--United States, such as Taiwanese--United States
[Country of ancestry] Americans, such as Taiwanese Americans

... and then limit your results to videos. 


Find scholarly and news articles related to Asian American heritage. Try search terms like:

Asian Americans
Pacific Islander Americans

[Country of ancestry]--United States, such as Thais--United States
[Country of ancestry] Americans, such as Thai Americans
Cultural identity
Economic history
Emigration and immigration
Model minority stereotype
Race relations
Social conditions of Asian Americans
Social mobility

Academic Search Complete
Full-text article database with broad subject coverage

America: History and Life
Topics: United States History | Pre-Colonial Era to Present | Canadian History

Global Newsstream
Newspapers | US, Canadian, and International News | Current New York Times & Wall Street Journal | Newswires and News Blogs | Business, Political, Social, Entertainment Topics | 1980 to present

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) on JSTOR
Scholarship and research for the study of South Asia | Primary and secondary sources | Collections on caste & social structure, literature, social & economic history, women & gender | Nearly 350,000 page images in 13 languages | Materials from 25 partner libraries, administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in partnership with JSTOR

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