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Anti-Bias Anti-Racism Anti-Asian/Asian American

Single Search Tip

Add Asian American subject terminologies from the Library of Congress Subject Headings to retrieve resources. 
Single Search Terms: 

  • Asian Americans
  • Asian American families
  • Asian Americans in popular culture
  • Orientalism
  • Orientalism in literature

Advanced Search Tip

  Library of Congress Subject Headings include topical terminologies,

such as Asian American--Ethnic identity. 

  1. To add a topical click Advanced
  2. Search Filters includes Any field, contains "Asian Americans"
  3. In the second line, select And, Any field, and add “Ethnic identity” in the Search Term. 
  • American literature -- Asian American authors  
  • Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation 
  • Asian Americans -- Ethnic identity 
  • Asian Americans -- History
  • Asian Americans -- Mental health
  • Asian Americans -- Social conditions 
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Asian Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Asian Americans

ASU Library Statement

 Although the Library of Congress Subject Headings provide information to search for academic resources, it is critical to recognize the derogatory and dehumanizing subject terminologies. These outdated terms impact researchers as they seek to retrieve their resources. The ASU Library, however, strives to achieve equity for all individuals of various backgrounds including race, gender, disability, class, age, etc. Although these terms affect academic and scholarly pursuits, it is critical that the ASU Library continues to provide access to these unique resources. The ASU Library supports and values the tremendous resources that the Library of Congress provides, though we would also encourage the Library of Congress to continue updating its subject terminologies which promote inclusivity and diversity.

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