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Race and ethnicity: Help

Library resources for researching race and ethnicity related topics

Getting help

Race and ethnicity is an area of research which covers a wide range of subjects and crosses many academic disciplines. This guide has been created to help you find some key resources the Library can provide and point you towards other useful online resources and libraries and archives. If you would like to research race an ethnicity related topics within your own subject area, your Academic Liaison Librarian can help with this.

What can your Academic Liaison Librarian do for you?

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is your main point of contact with the Library - there is one for every subject offered at Reading. They can help you make effective use of the huge range of resources the Library has to offer in support of your studies by:

  • showing you how to use information resources effectively – liaison librarians create online Library guides for your subject and can provide group (embedded or standalone) training sessions for your School/Department
  • showing you how to save time by making the most of all Library services
  • providing you with individual help with your research – liaison librarians can offer in depth one to one help in finding information including: helping you to identify the most relevant print and e-resources to use, provide guidance on developing effective search strategies and advise on referencing, including the use of bibliographic management software such as Endnote   

If you would like further help, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian directly.

The Academic Liaison team

Academic Liaison Team

Other support for your studies

We have a range of videos designed to introduce you to the Library and show you how to use our resources.

Study advice

The Study Advice Team offer study guides, workshops, individual advice sessions, and much more to make your studying more effective and successful. See the Study Advice webpages for more information, or pop in to make an appointment at the Study Advice and Maths Support Desk on the Ground Floor of the Library.

Maths Support

Our Maths Support resources can help if you're finding any mathematical or statistical topic difficult during the transition to University study.

Our Maths Support guide provides links to an extensive range of worksheets, e-resources and video tutorials which you can access at any time to practise and develop your mathematical and statistical skills.

Digital Technology Services

DTS provide advice with using computer software and hardware. For individual support pop in and ask at the IT Service Desk on the 1st Floor of the Library. For more information see their website.

If you need guidance on using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Access or PowerPoint try these online tutorials:

International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) - Academic English Programme

If you are an international student, the Academic English Programme offers courses and 1-1 support (drop-ins and appointments).