HIS 170: Asians in America
Library CatalogThe best subject heading to search for recent books is "Asian Americans."
Doing a keyword search using terms describing your topic is another suggested approach. The Library Catalog is found at the top center of the Library's web page at http://library.fandm.edu
Census and Statistical ResourcesFranklin & Marshall College has been a selective depository for United States federal documents since 1895. Government information can be found in a variety of formats: paper (or print); microfiche; CD-Roms; and web documents on the Internet. Most of the paper collection is housed on the Ground Floor of the Shadek-Fackenthal Library, arranged according to the Superintendent of Documents Classification. Microfiche are housed in the Microforms Reading Room on Level One, and CD-ROMs are housed in the Public Services Office, also on Level One.
Most federal documents are not contained in the Library Catalog. Indexes and other finding aids must be used to identify and locate these publications. A good place to begin is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.
The Library's Government eResources page (choose Government Information from the menu at left) provides links to dozens of statistical resources related to Federal, State and Local government.
One of the best places to start when looking for census data is the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides ways to search for data on Asian Americans at the Federal, State and County level.
For recent Census data and commentary, you could also try the:
Biographical and Bibliographical Resources
Periodical and Newspaper Articles
Internet ResourcesInternet sites can be helpful but take the time to evaluate them critically.