Prejudice & Discrimination

This guide is intended as a research tool to help you locate background information, books, articles, and internet/web links on the topics of prejudice and discrimination. Please also see guide for Stereotypes.

Background Information Sources

Available in the library's reference area:

Homosexuality and Religion REF BL 65 .H64 H63 2007
Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution (2 volumes) REF DS 146 .E8 A58 2005
Civil Rights in the United States (2 volumes) REF E 184 .A1 C47 2000
Encyclopedia of Racism (3 volumes) REF E 184 .A1 E773 2005
Encyclopedia of Sociology (see Race, Gender, Alternative Lifestyles, Prejudice, Discrimination, Sexual Orientation) REF HM 425 .E5 2000
Encyclopedia of American Social History (see Racism under Social Problems, v.3 pt. XII) REF HN 57 .E58 1993 v. 3
Reader’s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies REF HQ 75.15 .R43 2000
Same Sex Marriage REF HQ 1033 .P47 2006
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women REF HQ 1115 .R69 2000
Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook REF HV 6773.52 .A47 2005
Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945 REF JC 571 .L2747 1999
Boundaries of Her Body: Troubling History of Women’s Rights in America REF KF 478 .R69 2004


Search the library catalog for books on your subject using words or word combinations below, or visit the library’s 2nd floor and browse call numbers HM (General Sociology), HN (Social History and Conditions; Social Problems), and HQ (Women’s Studies).

  • age discrimination
  • race discrimination
  • reverse discrimination
  • race relations
  • sex discrimination
  • social aspects of education
  • sexism
  • ageism
  • homophobia
  • minorities
  • interpersonal relations
  • racism

Newspaper, Magazine, and Academic Journal Articles

Internet Resources

Several internet resources have been selected below. Additional links are available from Web Resources page; follow link for Sociology.