Research for Scholarly articles.


Good afternoon, 
I am trying to research articles for a literature review for my class Ed675. I am looking for articles related to the availability of multicultural resources for instruction of students at the middle school level in ELA. I have tried searching using Proquest, and most of results give me research over multicultural education or resources to reform the school. Any suggestions on how I can word or be more specific in finding the articles I need? 


Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2017     Views: 10

Tough search - the results are full of clutter, as you noted! I've got a couple of ideas, but let me know if they don't pan out.

Start on the Gen Ed page of the Advanced Education Research guide.

Try ERIC at EBSCOHost first. I searched multicultural literature, limited to the last 10 years. Then I scrolled down the left side toolbar to Subject, and I clicked on Show More. Then I clicked Adolescent Literature and I clicked Middle Schools. The 32 results include

  • Landt, S. M. (2013). Books for boys: Multicultural literature with strong male characters. International Journal Of Multicultural Education, 15(1), 1-16. It contains a section on locating literature, with links to award winning books such as the Pura Belpré Award and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

There may be more in the results.

Next, try Academic Search Complete, with this search: multicultural literature.  Limit to the last 10 years. Then I scrolled down the left side toolbar to Subject, and I clicked on Show More. Then I clicked Literature, Young Adult Literature, and Literature - Study & Teaching. Other limiters may also work. Among the results are

  • Eikstadt, H., & Falk-Ross, F. (2008). Native American literature as a component of multicultural education. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 36(1), 10-13. Retrieved from   offers some Native American selections.
  • Boyd, F. B., Causey, L. L., & Galda, L. (2015). Culturally diverse literature. Reading Teacher, 68(5), 378-387. includes some excellent resources.

You'll also want to look at Cultural Journeys: Multicultural Literature for Elementary and Middle School Students. This highly touted book includes reading suggestions. You can search our catalog for similar books.

Let me know if I'm off-target with these suggestions.

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