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Amplifying Marginalized Voices & Citing Diverse Sources: Resources and Starting Points to Find Diverse Sources

Companion Guide to English 102

Starting Points for Diverse Citations: Resources from Outside the Library

Including diversity in your research may likely require you looking for experts and resources outside of the Library or traditional academic spaces. Linked below are some great starting points for engaging with activism, archives, and communities that are part of efforts to diversify citation and academic research.

Resources for Diversifying Citations:

A movement that engages with social media and aesthetic representation in order to push people to critically rethink the politics of knowledge production by engaging in a radical praxis of citation that acknowledges and honors Black women’s transnational intellectual production.

​​​​​​​A library of open-access resources and links from several countries that foreground Indigenous methodologies, as well as Indigenous-centered content. Hosted by UNSW Sydney, the site promotes the work of First Nations and majority-world scholars to reduce citational injustices.

  • iPortal Indigenous Studies Research Tool
    From the University of Saskatchewan, a search tool for Indigenous thinkers and contributors across many disciplines.

  • How to Cite Like a Badass Tech Feminist Scholar of Color
    An article and printable zine that guides you in excellent critical citation practice.

  • Anthologies of African American Writing       
    Enumerative bibliography of anthologies of African American literature, including documentation of the material history of these anthologies as artifacts and collections of the discourse and reception around the anthologies. 

  • Black Women Writers Project 
    The “Black Women Writer Archives Finder” compiles primary sources from Black women and gender expansive writers from across global repositories and archives, making these sources more easily discoverable.

Language adapted from Reed Garber-Pearson’s LibGuide: “Integrated Social Sciences Program: Diversifying Your Citations”
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Starting Points for Diverse Citations: Journals and Articles

Journals and databases that intentionally feature and center diverse voices, perspectives, and identities can serve as excellent starting points for generating research questions, search terms and keywords, and identifying experts in those fields. Within the Seattle Central College Library's Articles and Databases, interdisciplinary journals and publications from professional and academic organizations that center specific demographics can introduce a number of diverse perspectives and voices to cite but also help orient your research towards broader topics of conversation happening around social issues (especially of equity and justice) that disproportionately affect marginalized identities. 

Recommended Academic Journal Starting Points:

Covering nearly 50 years of interdisciplinary research in African American Studies
The U.S.'s oldest African American publication, covers civil rights, political science, history and Black studies 
The Journal of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association
History, sociology, public policy, and pedagogical issues exploring diverse aspects of the Asian American experience
Essays and articles in sociology, history, literature, political science, health, art, women's studies and ethnic studies.
Publishes research on all forms of migration and its consequences, with articles on ethnic conflict, discrimination, racism, nationalism, citizenship and policies of integration.
​​An interdisciplinary, international, feminist, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on a wide range of subject areas, across Social, Natural and Health Sciences, the Arts, Humanities, Literature and Popular Culture
Interdisciplinary scholarship in international Native American and Indigenous studies including research, teaching, and creative writing
Interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality.