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Anti-Asian/Asian American history in the United States: TCC Library resources

This is a guide in response to current and past instances of anti-Asian activity in the United States. This guide is a work in progress.

TCC Library resources on Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander issues and history

Explore the databases and the library catalog to find more information about Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander issues, news, research, history, and more.

Chat with a TCC Librarian to help you with more research on these topics, and others. Find the Research Chat box below, or use the tab to the far right of your window.


Explore the database list found on the Library website to search for scholarly and popular articles. Below is a short list of examples from several of the databases.

Because there are literally millions of articles in existence that are about thousands of topics related to Asian and Pacific Islander people, I pursued a hypothetical research topic on the impact of COIVD-19 on Asian Americans to make the examples meaningful.

Books - TCC Library catalog, print and e-books

Below are just a few examples, I chose here to select a representation of a wide array of topics on Asian American history and social issues.

I have linked only to e-books here, but you will also find print books when you search the catalog. e-Books are designated with a bold E and include a link for access.

Quick Catalog Search



The TCC Library has two larger academic film databases. Below are links to them with examples of relevant film from each.

Reference - encyclopedias

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