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FS 101 It’s My Privilege: Defining Diversity, Difference, and Deviance  

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Phone: 814-332-2982
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Finding Background Information


Conducting research is a complex process.  Developing a list of terms and relationships among those terms is part of developing a research strategy.  Reading background information may help you refine the questions you ask and may lead you to related questions as well.


Credo Reference is a good place to start.  

Reference books are a special subset of Pelletier's collection. Here you will find specialized  dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other materials that provide authoritative background information on your topic. We also have some reference  "books" in electronic form.

Rich and poor in America : a reference handbook 

Encyclopedia of American social movements

Encyclopedia of multiculturalism

The Sage dictionary of cultural studies [electronic resource] 


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Course Basics

FS 101: It’s My Privilege: Defining Diversity, Difference, and Deviance

 Professor: Deb Dickey

Librarian: Cynthia Burton, x2982


Examples of Topics


Hate Crimes targeting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered)

Stigma and the Institutionalization/Treatment of the Mentally Ill

Poverty in the U.S.

Racial profiling

Sex discrimination

Allegheny College

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