Multicultural & Gender Studies

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Stefani Baldivia
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Meriam Library, Room 116

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Search these catalogs for books on your research topic.

Common Topics within Social Science

This list, originally compiled by San Jose State University librarian Kathryn Blackmer-Reyes, includes common topics within social science. These make useful keywords when searching our databases. One way to help create your topic or research inquiry is to choose an approach from the first column and link it to one or two topics in the remaining columns.

Approaches Topics    
An analysis of... Abortion Gang violence Racial profiling
A comparison between... Affirmative action Gay rights Racism
The consequences of... Age discrimination Genetically modified food Rape
The effectiveness of.... Addiction and substance abuse Gentrification Retail profiling
The efficacy of.... Animal rights Global warming Recycling and conservation
The impact of.... Birth control Gun control Right to work
Findings from.... Bulimia nervosa/Anorexia nervosa Gun rights Same-sex marriage
The relationship between... Bullying Hate crimes Sex trade
A review of.... Campus crime Hazing Sexism
Capital punishment/Death penalty Health care Sexual harassment
Child abuse Home foreclosures Shopping while black
Child labor Human trafficking Single parenting
Classism Hunger Social media and privacy
Climate change Immigration/immigrants Spousal abuse/Intimate partner abuse
Cloning Illiteracy Steroid use in sports
Corporal punishment Legalization of marijuana Suicide
Cyber bullying Mass murder Sweat shops
Date rape Mental health Teen pregnancy
Debt Minimum wage Terrorism
Disaster relief Obesity Unemployment
Domestic violence Opiods Union busting
Driving while black Outsourcing jobs Vigilantism
Eating disorders Police brutality Violence in schools
Education/Charter schools Pollution Voter disenfranchisement
Environmental pollution Population growth Voting rights restrictions
Environmental racism Pornography War
Equal pay Poverty Workplace violence
Euthanasia/Mercy killing/Assisted suicide Prayer in school
Excessive force by law enforcement Prisons/Sentencing
Felony disenfranchisement Prostitution

Interlibrary Services

We don't own it?

Interlibrary Services (ILS) is available to request books, articles, and other items.  Often the Rapido link is provided directly in the database and is the easiest way to submit a request.  Follow the "Get it from another library" link or visit the InterLibrary Loan Services Page and click "Submit InterLibrary Loan Request" button. Use the form to complete your request.

To learn more about the Rapido and ILS services, view the ILS library news announcement 

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