Many of the databases that York College subscribes to are multi-disciplinary and will provide articles in many subject areas. However, users may find the following helpful when performing research for Black Studies or Cultural Diversity classes.
To find individual books and e-books on your topic, use OneSearch. To find books about minority groups in New York, try selecting “Subject contains” and then type "new york" AND minorities into the search box. You can also type in the names of specific ethnic groups, such as African Americans or Haitian Americans.
Other keywords that may be helpful in locating books relating to Black Studies or Cultural Diversity are:
Individual e-books are cataloged and are accessible by searching OneSearch. However, the Library also has several e-book collections, where one can also search the contents of e-books.
If you are accessing any of the subscription links above from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your the 14-digit Library barcode number from the back of your York ID card. You can also access the databases through the York VPN - if you have already downloaded the VPN software (Pulse Secure) onto your device, just launch the program on your device. You do not have to download it again if you recently downloaded it: