ENG 101: English Composition I

Professor Tua Nefer

Racial stereotypes of black soldiers

This guide is designed to help you research English Composition topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • whoag@rcc.mass.edu: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

"African American women" ( you can subsitute "black" for African American" when seraching for different results.) and "media"
"Media" and "Race"
“Media stereotypes”


Media and Minorities: PN1995.9.M56 L37 2006

Taking Sides: clashing views on controversial issues in media and society: HN90.M3 T35 2003

The Media in Black and White: P945.5.M55 M43 1996

Reference Books

Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: an interpretive history of Blacks in American films, by Donald Bogle, New York : Continuum, 1994. Ref. PN1995.9.N4 B6 1994


Browse these print journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles.


Boston Globe- newspaper rack
The New York Times- newspaper rack


Us & World Report


Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over 700 articles mentioning "black images", 300 articles mentioning "black stereotypes", 99 articles mentioning "black women and images", 1,200 using "media" and "race" and over 280 article mentioning "media and stereotypes".

African American Experience

The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture. Over 1,200 articles mentioning "black images", 900 articles mentioning "black stereotypes", 900 articles mentioning "black women and images", 1,200 article using "media" and "race" and 380 articles mentioning "media and stereotypes".

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Has
Over 500 articles mentioning "black images", 300 articles mentioning "black stereotypes", 50 articles mentioning "black women and images", 1,500 article using "media" and "race" and 300 articles mentioning "media and stereotypes".

Web sites

There are many good web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Infomine : Scholarly search engine.

Web sites

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia/ Ferris State University- Good information on stereotypes and images.

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 02/27/10 by William Hoag: whoag@rcc.mass.edu